The new Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations including Impact Hub King’s Cross, was launched by the Chancellor, George Osborne today at the British Library in London on the 4th of December 2014.
The new Knowledge Quarter at the heart of London: the focal point for one of the greatest concentrations of knowledge anywhere in the world.
The members, which range from the British Museum and the University of the Arts London to the Digital Catapult, Wellcome Trust, The Guardian and the Aga Khan University, will work together to share their information, ideas, research and innovation. The aim of the Knowledge Quarter is to make the outstanding facilities, collections and expertise of its members understood, available and used as widely as possible for the benefit of researchers, creative people, students and the local community.
The objectives of the Knowledge Quarter are:
- To facilitate knowledge exchange and identify opportunities to collaborate and achieve efficiencies between members;
- To identify and support local environment and infrastructure projects with Camden Council, the GLA and TfL;
- To raise awareness of the value of the Knowledge Quarter and its resources with stakeholders;
- To support the local community by improving access to its resources and collections.