In another well attended IAWM event on 22nd November 2018, speakers Andrew Pestana (Interim Head of Innovation, HS2) and Haydn Brown (Head of Procurement Strategy Development, Birmingham City Council) gave an engaging talk on how their organisations are using procurement to stimulate innovation, which invited a lively discussion on the topic. (Andrew Pestana and HS2) To … Continue reading Public and Private Sector Procurement Driving Innovation
Ben Kirsch, West Midlands Policy Advisor and representative for the UK Intellectual Property Office, tells us how Intellectual Property fits within the developing themes for the Local Industrial Strategy.
A new “digital pledge” backed by £7.5 million of government funding has been launched to help councils transform their online services. This aims to change the way councils invest in technology, share expertise and ensure members of the public and businesses are receiving the best quality digital services. Over 50 local authorities, government departments and … Continue reading The UK Government injects £7.5 million into council digital agenda with launch of new sector pledge
In June Birmingham City Council were announced joint ‘Digital Council of the Year’ along with Salford City Council as part of the Digital Leaders 100 awards. Each year, the Digital Leaders’ community, together with the wider digital sector, nominates their favourites across each of 10 categories with 10 available places to create a final list … Continue reading West Midlands Council Win Digital Council of the Year