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Roland Harwood

Digital & AIStrategic Design, Design InnovationSystemic Design, Policy Design

Roland is a compulsive connector of people and ideas. As CEO and founder of a collective intelligence community and certified B Corp called Liminal, he is helping to build and activate the Climate Tech Supercluster. He is also the Community Lead at Milestone Systems (part of the Canon Group), Trustee of the Participatory Cities Foundation, and author of "On The Edge," a book and podcast about making sense of our increasingly connected world.


Previously, he co-founded and led 100%Open, the award-winning open innovation agency that worked in 25+ countries with the likes of LEGO, UBS, Ford, and Unilever. They spun out from the charitable foundation Nesta, where his team supported the launch of the World Wide Web Foundation with Tim Berners-Lee. Graduating with a PhD in Physics, having studied with Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs, he is also a failed astronaut, a TV and film music composer for Sony, and a proud and exhausted dad of three children.

Roland Harwood