Blog: Innovation and the Local Industrial Strategy – time for delivery!

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!

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 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

Blog: Innovation & the Circular Economy

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

Blog: Reflections on the Award of an OBE for ‘Services to Innovation in the West Midlands’

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’

Blog: Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast – Collaborate to Innovate

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