Blog: Innovation and the Local Industrial Strategy – time for delivery!

Another booked out Innovation Policy and Practice event on 30th January, kindly hosted by Trowers & Hamlins Birmingham office, focused on the delivery of innovation in the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy  (WMLIS).  Julia Goldsworthy, Director of Strategy at West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), and chair of the event, began by emphasising the importance of … Continue reading Blog: Innovation and the Local Industrial Strategy – time for delivery!

Event: The Cyber Security Conversation

DCMS West Midlands Cyber Security Strategy Consultation: On 2nd March 2020 the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to facilitate a West Midlands consultation to help DCMS understand how participants feel government can drive growth and innovation in the cyber security sector. This … Continue reading Event: The Cyber Security Conversation

Case Study: Venturefest West Midlands

Partners: Innovation Birmingham; 3 LEPS - Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham and Solihull; Six universities – Aston, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Coventry, Warwick, Wolverhampton. Project Duration: Ongoing since 2015 The Project Venturefest provides entrepreneurs, investors and innovators with a chance to meet, engage and exchange ideas for co-operation and collaboration, particularly in the … Continue reading Case Study: Venturefest West Midlands

Event: EBRI – Biochar Workshop

Biochar Workshop: 11 March 2020 The rising demand for this sustainable material could open up exciting opportunities for your business Discover more about biochar, its wide variety of benefits and uses including carbon capture, water treatment, fuel source, odour control, soil improvement and industrial applications. When: 11 March 2020 Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)* … Continue reading Event: EBRI – Biochar Workshop

News: Leading To Grow Programme – Managing Digital & New Technology Adoption

A new Leading to Grow Programme being delivered by business schools across England has been launched to help support small businesses grow, innovate and increase productivity through adoption of digital and other relevant new technologies. Aston Business School and University of Birmingham Business School are each part of a consortium of Small Business Charter accredited … Continue reading News: Leading To Grow Programme – Managing Digital & New Technology Adoption

Event: Save the date! International STEAM Conference – 2020

Source and where to register When: 13 - 14 July 2020 Where: Birmingham City University What happens at the intersection of the Arts and the Sciences? REGISTER YOUR INTEREST here to be the first to receive full details about Birmingham City University’s International STEAM Conference - 2020. Aimed at all those curious about cross-disciplinary thinking, … Continue reading Event: Save the date! International STEAM Conference – 2020

News: Wood successful in Efficiency East Midlands framework for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Efficiency East Midlands wishes to procure and enter into a framework with multiple contractors, for the provision of an ultra-low emission vehicle charing infrastructure, including the supply and installation of electric vehicle charging points and other related technologies. The Framework has been split into the following workstreams: Lot 1 Consultancy Lot 2 Supply Only Lot … Continue reading News: Wood successful in Efficiency East Midlands framework for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

A year of Innovation Policy and Practice – 2019

Another great year is over and we’re reflecting on the amazing time we’ve had running our Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast events. Our aim is to stimulate discussion and networking across those actively involved in innovation in the West Midlands from any sector or type of organisation. Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up … Continue reading A year of Innovation Policy and Practice – 2019