Blog: Women in STEM-based Business – barriers and enablers to progression

Of the core STEM workforce about 25% are women but only 13% of managers are women – and the numbers are much lower in engineering and technology-based business – according to WISE. So, as part of DIDFEST 2019, our latest IP&P event on 4th April explored how to overcome barriers and to enable the progression … Continue reading Blog: Women in STEM-based Business – barriers and enablers to progression

News: Venturefest West Midlands – Keynote Announcement

Keynote Announcement: Building a skilled and diverse technology workforce with Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive, Engineering UK 4th July 2019 – The Gallery Suite, National Exhibition Centre Hilary joined Engineering UK as Chief Executive in January 2019 and leads the organisation in its mission to inspire the next generation of engineers and increase the talent pipeline into engineering. … Continue reading News: Venturefest West Midlands – Keynote Announcement

News: Birmingham’s business fortunes are flourishing for these important reasons

Leading movers and shakers sound their 'incredible pride' in the West Midlands at networking event hosted by international law firm Trowers & Hamlins. Birmingham has been tipped to make its mark on the world business stage as an array of ambitious projects aimed at enhancing the region gather pace. Innovators, company directors and entrepreneurs expressed … Continue reading News: Birmingham’s business fortunes are flourishing for these important reasons

News: Successful Launch for DIGI-RAIL offering support to West Midlands Businesses

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) launched the DIGI-RAIL project today (22 March 2019) to West Midlands businesses looking for support in accessing opportunities that the digital railway has to offer. The event brought together rail professionals from across the supply chain and gave an opportunity to discuss, network and build partnerships, … Continue reading News: Successful Launch for DIGI-RAIL offering support to West Midlands Businesses

Blog: Celebrating our Regional Aerospace Excellence

Hundreds of delegates gathered at the ICC in Birmingham on 19th March for the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) annual conference. An introductory speech from Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands celebrated the success of the region in attracting not just overseas investment, but more graduates from London than any other part of the UK.  … Continue reading Blog: Celebrating our Regional Aerospace Excellence

Blog: Engineering Skills for Innovation

It’s more than five years since Professor John Perkins published his review of engineering skills in the UK, calling for action to tackle the ‘leaky pipeline’ and redress persistent skills shortages. Perkins has now published a second report outlining progress since 2013 – and it’s not all that encouraging. Granted, some valuable progress has been … Continue reading Blog: Engineering Skills for Innovation

Event: Innovation Alliance WM Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast: Women in STEM-based Business – Barriers and Enablers to Progression

Our next Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast event will be a panel discussion on ‘Women in STEM-based business – barriers and enablers to progression’. Of the core STEM workforce about 25% are women but only 13% of managers are women – and the numbers are much lower in engineering and technology-based business. As there are compelling business reasons … Continue reading Event: Innovation Alliance WM Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast: Women in STEM-based Business – Barriers and Enablers to Progression