Event: CityFest – Urban Futures

SAVE THE DATE When: Wednesday 8th July 2020 A reception to mark the launch of ASTUTE: the Aston Institute for Urban Technologies and the Environment, showcasing technologies destined to shape our life in the cities of tomorrow: artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, future transportation, robotics... CityFest is an exploration of technologies that will sit at the … Continue reading Event: CityFest – Urban Futures

Event: Urban M Final Conference – one to remember

Source: Distinctly Birmingham Success factors for great collaborative maker spaces.  Unbelievably the Interreg Europe Urban Manufacturing project is already at the end of year 3 of project delivery. This first phase has focused squarely upon knowledge exchange through thematic policy meetings and study visits.  The final conference was no exception to this focus on learning, … Continue reading Event: Urban M Final Conference – one to remember

News: Global Business Innovation Programme: Focus on Future Cities in India

Innovate UK is organising a Global Business Innovation Programme with India for the Future Cities Sector to introduce some of the most innovative British businesses to this growing market. This is a fully-funded programme, consisting of a preparation phase in the UK, a 5-day visit to India and subsequent follow- up support, that will help your … Continue reading News: Global Business Innovation Programme: Focus on Future Cities in India

News: The BETTER project has been officially launched

The BETTER project has officially commenced. Five partners have joined together to address a common challenge: How to encourage Public Authorities Strategies in which e-Government solutions improve their services and can stimulate regional innovation chains. The project will share and integrate best practices for smarter and more innovative regions, improve the partners’ innovation policies and create … Continue reading News: The BETTER project has been officially launched

Event: Industry Workshops – Exploiting Data in the Rail Industry

When: 11 December 2019 Where: Edgbaston Park Hotel, Birmingham Source. As a catalyst for greater capacity, efficiency and value on the UK network, the Digital Railway initiative forms the central philosophy for the evolution of our rail industry as a world leading capability. But what does that mean for its supply chain? The Rail Alliance and … Continue reading Event: Industry Workshops – Exploiting Data in the Rail Industry

Blog: Collaborate to Innovate – Switching the Pitch

On 12th November, Innovate UK hosted ‘Innovate West Midlands’ - an event filled to the brim with innovative entrepreneurs and businesses, all to discuss the exciting collaborative and funding opportunities to help to develop and scale businesses. It was the West Midlands innovative ecosystem at its absolute finest. Collaborate to Innovate Amongst a trio of workshops … Continue reading Blog: Collaborate to Innovate – Switching the Pitch

Podcast: What is a Smart City? Iain Mansell talks to Trowers & Hamlins

In the first podcast by Trowers & Hamlins, Amardeep Gill and IAWM's own Iain Mansell, a founding member of the Black Country Smart City network, discuss the basic principles of a smart city, the ingredients and barriers that exist, and how we can go about approaching the Smart City agenda. Listen to the full podcast here.  … Continue reading Podcast: What is a Smart City? Iain Mansell talks to Trowers & Hamlins

Blog: West Midlands Growth Company – 50 Ways the West Midlands has made its mark on the world

The West Midlands is home to creators, makers and innovators. From the birthplace of the industrial revolution through to the UK’s first multi-city testbed for 5G technology – the West Midlands has remained at the forefront of change for centuries. West Midlands Growth Company has compiled a collection of 50 facts to showcase the region’s … Continue reading Blog: West Midlands Growth Company – 50 Ways the West Midlands has made its mark on the world