Venturefest Blog Series: Part 1 – Why this event mattered and why we’ll be back next year!

Dr David Hardman, Chair of Venturefest West Midlands and CEx of Innovation Birmingham, opened the fifth VenturefestWM in a room full of likeminded innovators by posing his first question “why do we innovate?”. As the audience pondered, he went on to highlight the need for focus to be on innovation, in 2019 more than ever, … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 1 – Why this event mattered and why we’ll be back next year!

Opportunity: Request for Expressions of Interest from West Midlands 5G Testbed and Trials Programme Trialists

How will 5G impact your business? Trials in Worcestershire have already shown how 5G can increase productivity for manufacturers using simple but effective technologies such as preventative maintenance and AR machine diagnostics.  Building on this, we are looking to speak with other manufacturers in the West Midlands who could benefit from these and similar 5G … Continue reading Opportunity: Request for Expressions of Interest from West Midlands 5G Testbed and Trials Programme Trialists

News: Dr Pam Waddell awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Innovation in the West Midlands

It's with great pleasure that we invite you all to celebrate the great news with us that Innovation Alliance Director, Pam Waddell, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Innovation in the West Midlands. As many of you already know, Pam is the founding Director of the Innovation Alliance … Continue reading News: Dr Pam Waddell awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Innovation in the West Midlands

News: Free Digital Support Worth £1,000

Hundreds of small businesses in Birmingham are set to receive free digital support worth £1,000 as part of a new Government-funded pilot scheme called HeadsUp! The initiative, delivered by small business support group Enterprise Nation in collaboration with partners including Innovation Birmingham, will see small city firms line up to get access to help with … Continue reading News: Free Digital Support Worth £1,000

News: Smart City Alliance Supports BCU CityGate Launch

On Wednesday 1st May 2019 IAWM's Smart City Alliance had the pleasure of supporting Birmingham City University (BCU) for the launch of the 'CityGate' urban data platform. It was really overwhelming to see such a great turnout at Millennium Point, Birmingham, with over 50 regional innovation experts coming together to engage with our 'data' themed … Continue reading News: Smart City Alliance Supports BCU CityGate Launch

News: Venturefest West Midlands – Keynote Announcement

Keynote Announcement: Building a skilled and diverse technology workforce with Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive, Engineering UK 4th July 2019 – The Gallery Suite, National Exhibition Centre Hilary joined Engineering UK as Chief Executive in January 2019 and leads the organisation in its mission to inspire the next generation of engineers and increase the talent pipeline into engineering. … Continue reading News: Venturefest West Midlands – Keynote Announcement

News: Birmingham’s business fortunes are flourishing for these important reasons

Leading movers and shakers sound their 'incredible pride' in the West Midlands at networking event hosted by international law firm Trowers & Hamlins. Birmingham has been tipped to make its mark on the world business stage as an array of ambitious projects aimed at enhancing the region gather pace. Innovators, company directors and entrepreneurs expressed … Continue reading News: Birmingham’s business fortunes are flourishing for these important reasons