As part of the exciting Connecting Nature Innovation Summit we are delighted to share the line up of 19 different Innovation Cafe sessions on day 1 and 2 of the 3 day summit.

A pick and mix format with presentations from 22 different speakers that are intended to stimulate conversation, connections and inspire ideas. The programme is highlighted below.

Full Innovation Cafe Programme

There is still time to book a ticket for the summit on the Hopin platform registration

Reducing the risks innovation cafes - Tue 23 Mar 2021


Challenges of Retrofit Surface Water Management in Glasgow - James Murray, MGSDP Glasgow City Council

GrowGreen in Wroclaw, our learning on nature-based solutions - Malgorzata Bartyna-Zielinska, Grow Green

A green wall for kids in kindergarten - Shushanik Asmaryan, Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies


10,000 Raingardens for Scotland - Emilie Wadsworth, Green Action Trust

Malls Mire Community Woodland, Scotland - Emma Iller, Urban Roots

What do citizens think about urban environments? - Mamuka Gvilava, GIS and RS Consulting Center GeoGraphic 


Orchards, agroforestry: how to create urban food forests? - Fergus Walker, The Orchard Project

Creative approaches to nature-based solutions, Scotland - Gemma Lawrence, Creative Carbon and Hannah Imlach, PHD Student

Towards a carbon conscious place:  The Shetland Islands - Laura Hainey, A&DS

UNaLab: urban nature labs - Piersaverio Spinnato and Maria Dubovik, UnaLab

Healing sick cities innovation cafes - Wed 24 Mar 2021


Green health pathways to healthier cities - Ian MacKenzie, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation and Theresa Martin, Glasgow City Council

From natural playgrounds to floating gardens, Poznań, Poland - Natalia Madajczyk, City of Poznan

Horticultural Therapy as a path to employment and wellbeing - Richard Walsh, SACRO The Garden Project


Community growing – networks for nature - Abi Mordin, Glasgow Community Food Initiative

The Children’s Wood Glasgow, Scotland - Emily Cutts, The Children's Wood 

Creating a metropolitan park in Pavlos Melas - Maria Mavroudi, Municipality of Pavlos Melas


Glasgow – a National Park City? - Dominic Hall, Glasgow National Park City

Young Placechangers programme, Scotland - Ea O'Neill, greenspace scotland

URBAN GreenUP, new strategy for renaturing cities - Spain - Raul Sanchez, Urban Green Up