Upstream is hosting their first Social Impact Fair, where one will have the opportunity to learn about and connect with charities and other organisations making meaningful change in our community.Upstream is a partnership between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Imperial College London, a result of an Industrial Strategy co-produced by the two organisations. They have been connecting, supporting and shining a light on the science, tech and creative sectors since 2018.

The Social Impact Fair is happening at two locations, on different dates, so pick the one that suits you! Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to talk with representatives from local charities and community groups and discuss how you and your organisation can support them.

Whether you’re looking to volunteer, donate, or simply learn more making a difference locally, the Social Impact Fair is the perfect opportunity to get involved and connect with others who share your passion for creating positive change.

Grab your Free Tickets here: 16th May23rd May 

Social Impact Fair ( White City)

Date: 16th May, 12 – 4 pm

Venue: Imperial College White City Campus I-Hub, Map

Social Impact Fair (Hammersmith)

Date: 23rd May, 12 – 4 pm

Venue: 245 Hammersmith, Map


The Agents of Change Women’s Community Leadership Programme (WCLP) is a 6 month training course designed to support local women so they can drive positive social change. The programme delivered by the Invention Rooms at Imperial College is designed to address specific barriers that may prevent women from increasing and sustaining their impact, to empower themselves and their local communities.

One of the Agents of Change Programme

The Programme covers different aspects of leadership, project management and professional development. The training sessions exposes participants to networking, communication, influencing fundraising and evaluation to help boost the impact of local change and initiatives. The program is delivered by The Invention Room at the Imperial College White City Campus.

The latest cohort of 15 Agents are on to the fourth programme in January and are from diverse backgrounds. So far, the agents have learned about Leadership in Action with Lathi Dube from The Identity Dichotomy and explored Consciously Choosing to Create Change with Imperial Staff members.

Established in 2018, Agents of Change was developed by Imperial College London and local partners to support women in White City to achieve their ambitions. The programme is supported by a consortium of local institutions including the Hammersmith United Charites, Hammersmith and Fulham Council and The Lyric, all of who provide support infrastructure, such as access to mentors, speakers, community and business leaders,  industry experts, funding and venue space. It is one among the many programmes that form part of Imperial College’s commitment to working in partnership with our local communities to make an enduring and positive impact.

If you are interested in supporting local women through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and connections to help drive social change in the local communities, you can sign upto the Agents of Change Network. Members would have prioritised access to updates of their various networking events held at The Invention Rooms.

Ingka Group and H&M have joined forces to launch an exciting new design venture for creatives and makers. Piloted in London, Atelier100 is a unique incubator programme for creatives to inspire each other, grow their businesses through mentorship and create commercially viable products at a new store which will open in Livat Hammersmith this May.

The venture aims to identify and nurture rising creatives in a location based and local environment. For the pilot, creatives and makers living in a 100 km radius of London are invited to apply for their place in the Ateleier 100 programme between 7 and 24the April. Twenty applicants will be choses to join the programme and they will be mentored by leading experts in the field of design. The mentors will provide hands on guide to help and develop the creatives’ skills and knowledge. There will also be group sessions on key business skills, on breaking down barriers and building your network, as well as one-to-one bespoke mentoring on growth.

Marcus Engman, Chief Creative Officer at Ingka Group said, “We are two creative and curious brands with closely-tied values and a shared aim: to find new and diverse ideas for the future. That is how the idea for Atelier100 came about. We want to take a new approach to the longstanding ways of reaching and engaging great talents. Through this proactive new initiative we hope to find, attract and develop the creatives of tomorrow.

Camilla Henriksson, Global Brand Innovation Manager at H&M said, “We see this as the start of a very exciting adventure. London is bursting with brilliant ideas and creative people, we want to meet these creators where they are. Opportunities in arts, entertainment and recreation have been the hardest hit by the pandemic. H&M and Ingka Group see this as an opportunity to engage directly with creatives and makers, to give them the visibility that they deserve and to support them in taking their business to the next level.

Find more details about the application by visiting