Industry backs #WM2041 and urges Government to boost skills and funding to meet net-zero ambitions

A lack of skills and access to adequate funding will hold back the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) net-zero ambitions, according to a new report from RICS released today. The report, written by ten organisations located in the West Midlands who have united with RICS to respond to the WMCA’s climate consultation #WM2041, highlights that … Continue reading Industry backs #WM2041 and urges Government to boost skills and funding to meet net-zero ambitions

URGENT APPEAL: Supply of COVID-19 Antigen Testing Kit

URGENT UK GOVERNMENT REQUEST: SUPPLY OF COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING KIT Any organisations that can supply for sale any or all of the below should email: covidtestingtriage@dhsc.gov.uk The BIA is helping the UK Government (Office for Life Sciences) to raise awareness of an urgent call out to the life sciences sector to help increase the supply … Continue reading URGENT APPEAL: Supply of COVID-19 Antigen Testing Kit

News: Healthcare fund to provide organisations with up to £50,000 to cultivate innovation in the West Midlands

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has opened the applications for its 2020 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Health Innovation Fund. The fund was developed in partnership with MidTECH Innovations and Mercia Asset Management (MAM), to support start-up businesses in the healthcare sector from across the region. Applicants have the opportunity to be awarded … Continue reading News: Healthcare fund to provide organisations with up to £50,000 to cultivate innovation in the West Midlands

Event: Birmingham engages with the “commercialisation of science” by welcoming 2020 Business of Science Conference

The 5th annual Business of Science Conference will be coming to Birmingham on 21st May 2020 to engage with the City’s leadership in science and innovation. The event, which gathers businesses and individuals passionate about the commercialisation of science, will take place on Thursday 21st May 2020 at Millennium Point, welcoming keynote speakers such as … Continue reading Event: Birmingham engages with the “commercialisation of science” by welcoming 2020 Business of Science Conference

News: Sidetrade plans £30 million investment in Artificial Intelligence

Last week, AI firm Sidetrade hosted “Together for Tech”, an event to celebrate the expansion of its UK footprint with the official opening of the Sidetrade Tech Hub in Birmingham– the ‘Silicon Canal’ of the UK and Europe (“canal” refers to the 35 miles of canals across the region). During the inauguration, Sidetrade announced major … Continue reading News: Sidetrade plans £30 million investment in Artificial Intelligence

Event: 5G-Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials in the West Midlands

£2.5 million to be invested in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. West Midlands 5G (WM5G), in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), West Midlands Combined Authority and in collaboration with Innovate UK, will invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects that develop a new service or … Continue reading Event: 5G-Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials in the West Midlands

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