Industry backs #WM2041 and urges Government to boost skills and funding to meet net-zero ambitions

A lack of skills and access to adequate funding will hold back the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) net-zero ambitions, according to a new report from RICS released today. The report, written by ten organisations located in the West Midlands who have united with RICS to respond to the WMCA’s climate consultation #WM2041, highlights that … Continue reading Industry backs #WM2041 and urges Government to boost skills and funding to meet net-zero ambitions

URGENT APPEAL: Supply of COVID-19 Antigen Testing Kit

URGENT UK GOVERNMENT REQUEST: SUPPLY OF COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING KIT Any organisations that can supply for sale any or all of the below should email: covidtestingtriage@dhsc.gov.uk The BIA is helping the UK Government (Office for Life Sciences) to raise awareness of an urgent call out to the life sciences sector to help increase the supply … Continue reading URGENT APPEAL: Supply of COVID-19 Antigen Testing Kit

News: Healthcare fund to provide organisations with up to £50,000 to cultivate innovation in the West Midlands

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has opened the applications for its 2020 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Health Innovation Fund. The fund was developed in partnership with MidTECH Innovations and Mercia Asset Management (MAM), to support start-up businesses in the healthcare sector from across the region. Applicants have the opportunity to be awarded … Continue reading News: Healthcare fund to provide organisations with up to £50,000 to cultivate innovation in the West Midlands

News: Sidetrade plans £30 million investment in Artificial Intelligence

Last week, AI firm Sidetrade hosted “Together for Tech”, an event to celebrate the expansion of its UK footprint with the official opening of the Sidetrade Tech Hub in Birmingham– the ‘Silicon Canal’ of the UK and Europe (“canal” refers to the 35 miles of canals across the region). During the inauguration, Sidetrade announced major … Continue reading News: Sidetrade plans £30 million investment in Artificial Intelligence

News: Leading To Grow Programme – Managing Digital & New Technology Adoption

A new Leading to Grow Programme being delivered by business schools across England has been launched to help support small businesses grow, innovate and increase productivity through adoption of digital and other relevant new technologies. Aston Business School and University of Birmingham Business School are each part of a consortium of Small Business Charter accredited … Continue reading News: Leading To Grow Programme – Managing Digital & New Technology Adoption

News: Wood successful in Efficiency East Midlands framework for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Efficiency East Midlands wishes to procure and enter into a framework with multiple contractors, for the provision of an ultra-low emission vehicle charing infrastructure, including the supply and installation of electric vehicle charging points and other related technologies. The Framework has been split into the following workstreams: Lot 1 Consultancy Lot 2 Supply Only Lot … Continue reading News: Wood successful in Efficiency East Midlands framework for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure