"I find the ILCWG one of the most useful and enjoyable networks that I belong to!" Mike Woollacott from Greenwatt Technology tells us his experiences with our Innovative Low Carbon Working Group, and why it's a valuable resource for SMEs... … Continue reading Testimonial: Mike Woollacott, Greenwatt Technology
I'm going to start this blog with some questions: Can anyone remember the days before combined authorities? Local Industrial Strategies? Grand Challenges? Can you remember when BEIS was DECC and when Innovate UK was the Technology Strategy Board? Believe it or not, this was the landscape as little as five years ago when I first started … Continue reading Alan Carr: 5 Years with IAWM
In another well attended IAWM event on 22nd November 2018, speakers Andrew Pestana (Interim Head of Innovation, HS2) and Haydn Brown (Head of Procurement Strategy Development, Birmingham City Council) gave an engaging talk on how their organisations are using procurement to stimulate innovation, which invited a lively discussion on the topic. (Andrew Pestana and HS2) To … Continue reading Public and Private Sector Procurement Driving Innovation
Ben Kirsch, West Midlands Policy Advisor and representative for the UK Intellectual Property Office, tells us how Intellectual Property fits within the developing themes for the Local Industrial Strategy.