Transport for West Midlands invite attendees from local authorities to join transport providers, industry partners and experts in the field in a dialogue on the future of mobility. The event will include guest speakers Graham Hanson from the Department for Transport, Chris Perry from MaaS Global, the world leader in Mobility as a Service operations, … Continue reading

Venturefest WM opens reserve list as tickets sell out ahead of this Thursdays annual conference and exhibition!

For the fourth year, Venturefest West Midlands will be providing an arena for the region’s brightest entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to grow and collaborate whilst exploring new products and services. And with just over a week to go this year Venturefest event is a sell out with 450 registered to attend! Tailored for growth-focused businesses … Continue reading Venturefest WM opens reserve list as tickets sell out ahead of this Thursdays annual conference and exhibition!

Innovative Low Carbon Working Group meeting – 18/9/18

Date 18 September 2018 Time Tour of EBRI: 13:15 – 13:50 ILCWG meeting commences 14:00 Location The European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7ET Organisers SWM in partnership with the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands and hosted by SWM members EBRI. Audience This workshop is for members of the Innovation Alliance … Continue reading Innovative Low Carbon Working Group meeting – 18/9/18

Continuous innovation to keep long-term business thriving

Two great presentations from two very different companies addressed this theme and excellently demonstrated demand-led innovation in practice, at the latest of the Innovation Alliance WM's series of Innovation and Policy and Practice events on 3 May. First up was Philip Salt, Chief Executive of Salts Healthcare, who charted the company’s history from 1701 as a … Continue reading Continuous innovation to keep long-term business thriving

West Midlands Finance for Small Business (Spring 2018 update)

This is an update on one of Birmingham Science City's most popular blog posts, first published in late 2016. This blog summarises the current picture of access to external finance (not grants) for SMEs and micro businwsses, from public /private sector regional interventions, in the difficult range below £2m, at Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and … Continue reading West Midlands Finance for Small Business (Spring 2018 update)

Supporting SME Innovation in the West Midlands

Addressing the large number of innovation inactive businesses was identified in the West Midlands Science and Innovation Audit as a key opportunity to increase regional productivity and growth. As one of the two objectives of the Innovation Alliance WM is to build and maintain a thriving innovation ecosystem, the Innovation Alliance WM tasked partners to … Continue reading Supporting SME Innovation in the West Midlands