Venturefest Blog Series: Part 6 – That’s a Wrap!

Since establishing over four years ago, the Venturefest brand has become synonymous with driving growth, supporting talent, stimulating investment, and celebrating innovation across the science and technology sector. The 2018 instalment for the West Midlands continued the delivery of innovative products and services to the marketplace, addressing topical and contemporary developments with an audience of … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 6 – That’s a Wrap!

Blog: IAWM Supports Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is proud to support Smart City Alliance members, Enlighten, to promote awareness of mental health support through the use of emerging technology: One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. With World Mental Health Day … Continue reading Blog: IAWM Supports Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

Blog: City Leader Views on Urban Manufacturing for Growth

The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is supporting an international EU Interreg project called Urban M to share best practices on innovation with European city partners. The Urban M team recently interviewed Lloyd Broad, Interim Head of Employment and Skills at Birmingham City Council to understand his perspective and why the topic of Urban … Continue reading Blog: City Leader Views on Urban Manufacturing for Growth

Blog: Makerspaces and the Economy – an Expert Viewpoint

Iain Mansell, Executive Officer for Innovation at GBSLEP (Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership) and Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands, recently participated in the STEAM policy clinic, hosted by STEAMhouse in Birmingham, and has shared his thoughts on why Urban M will benefit local economies. Why is the Urban M project interesting to … Continue reading Blog: Makerspaces and the Economy – an Expert Viewpoint