Another booked out Innovation Policy and Practice event on 30th January, kindly hosted by Trowers & Hamlins Birmingham office, focused on the delivery of innovation in the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy (WMLIS). Julia Goldsworthy, Director of Strategy at West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), and chair of the event, began by emphasising the importance of … Continue reading Blog: Innovation and the Local Industrial Strategy – time for delivery!
It’s the end of another year and we’re reflecting on the amazing time we’ve had with our Innovative Low Carbon partners and the great things we’ve seen and heard throughout 2019. We enjoyed it so much we want to share our top takeaways with you too: 1. Midlands Energy Hub – Midlands Energy Hub gave … Continue reading A year with the Innovative Low Carbon Working Group – 2019
It’s the end of another year and we’re reflecting on the amazing time we’ve had with our Innovative Health partners and the great things we’ve seen and heard throughout 2019. We enjoyed it so much we want to share our top takeaways with you too: Enlighten AR – The worlds first free Augmented Reality support … Continue reading A year with the Innovative Health Working Group – 2019
It’s the end of another year and here at IAWM we are reflecting on the amazing time we’ve had with our Smart City Alliance partners, and all the smart things we’ve seen and heard throughout 2019. We hope you took as much away from it is we did! To celebrate, we want to share our … Continue reading A year with the Smart City Alliance – 2019
Debbie Ward, Business Development Manager for Gleeds, shares her thoughts and insights on our latest Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast. As a passionate advocate of the circular economy, I was delighted to join Gerrard Fisher (QSA) and Clare Ollerenshaw (Circular Consultants) in presenting at IAWM’s Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast on ‘Innovation and the Circular … Continue reading Blog: Innovation & the Circular Economy
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
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?
"We are strong as a region with a lot to offer in the Tech scene" Birmingham Tech Week may be over, but there is plenty more to talk about. To continue the buzz, we caught up with one of the Birmingham Tech Ambassadors Pam Sheemar to hear her thoughts on the fantastic week... Why did … Continue reading Birmingham Tech Week: In conversation with Pam Sheemar
From that very proud and exciting day on 8th June when it was announced I would be receiving an OBE ‘for Services to Innovation in the West Midlands’, to 25th October when I was honoured and thrilled to be presented with the award, I was asked several questions many times. The simple questions (who, where, … Continue reading Blog: Reflections on the Award of an OBE for ‘Services to Innovation in the West Midlands’
An important part of the innovation ecosystem is how larger companies can draw upon the innovative potential of SMEs, and how SMEs can best use larger companies as early adopters and routes to market to mutual benefit. Our recent Policy and Practice Breakfast on the 19th of September discussed such collaboration, whereby instead of competing … Continue reading Blog: Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast – Collaborate to Innovate