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!

Venturefest Blog Series: Part 3 – Stimulating Business Innovation in the West Midlands

Mike Wright, Chair of West Midlands Innovation Board and the 1st Keynote speaker started by saying what an important annual event VenturefestWM is for the region. He then drove right into the main theme of his presentation by stating that economic balance can only be achieved if innovation is at the forefront.  His extensive business … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 3 – Stimulating Business Innovation in the West Midlands

Innovation, Place and the Industrial Strategy

Since its publication last November the UK Industrial Strategy and the five foundations of productivity from which it is built has been a hot topic of conversation for policy makers and business leaders alike. Industrial Strategy – 5 foundations of productivity The 30th January 2018 saw the launch of the Innovation Alliance for the West … Continue reading Innovation, Place and the Industrial Strategy