News: BETTER project launched

The BETTER project has officially commenced. Five partners have joined together to address a common challenge: How to encourage Public Authorities Strategies in which e-Government solutions improve their services and can stimulate regional innovation chains. The project will share and integrate best practices for smarter and more innovative regions, improve the partners’ innovation policies and create … Continue reading News: BETTER project launched

Blog: 50 Ways the West Midlands has made its mark on the world

The West Midlands is home to creators, makers and innovators. From the birthplace of the industrial revolution through to the UK’s first multi-city testbed for 5G technology – the West Midlands has remained at the forefront of change for centuries. West Midlands Growth Company has compiled a collection of 50 facts to showcase the region’s … Continue reading Blog: 50 Ways the West Midlands has made its mark on the world

News: Sustainability West Midlands shortlisted for Birmingham Business Excellence Award

Over the past four weeks, judges have been making the all important decisions of who will be shortlisted for the prestigious Birmingham Business Excellence Awards 2019.  Innovation Alliance members Sustainability West Midlands have been shortlisted for the John Pigott Financial Management Award for Sustainability!  Other nominations below: HSBC Award for Company of the Year DRPG Niyaa People … Continue reading News: Sustainability West Midlands shortlisted for Birmingham Business Excellence Award

News: Contracts awarded for £5m ‘Beat the Bots’ fund

Source Workers across the region are having their skills transformed for 21st century jobs thanks to a £5 million ‘Beat the Bots’ fund launched by the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street. The fund, which was announced back in May, helps upskill workers whose jobs could be under threat of automation, whilst also providing … Continue reading News: Contracts awarded for £5m ‘Beat the Bots’ fund

News: Artificial Intelligence firm Sidetrade launches The Code Academy

Sidetrade today announced the launch of The Code Academy at their Birmingham office, which will provide a four-week training programme for 12 graduates, with four data and software jobs up for grabs at the end. The announcement coincides with the first Birmingham Tech Week putting the city’s tech innovation center stage. The Academy is a … Continue reading News: Artificial Intelligence firm Sidetrade launches The Code Academy

News: Enlighten tops Midlands Tech 50 ranking

Source: BusinessCloud A Tamworth company crowned the No.1 most innovative company in the Midlands is looking to tackle South Korea’s endemic suicide problem through the use of augmented reality. Enlighten was voted the winner of this year’s inaugural Midlands Tech 50 ranking after impressing judges and the general public with its AR solution which is … Continue reading News: Enlighten tops Midlands Tech 50 ranking

News: Innovation 50 ranks Top 50 innovative businesses in the Midlands

Mills & Reeve have published their biennial "Innovation 50" report, the Midlands' only innovation focused ranking system, which celebrates 50 of the Midlands' most innovative businesses. Beginning in 2017, Mills & Reeve have published their second report which aims to celebrate ground-breaking ideas and pioneering ways of working of innovative organisations across the Midlands - … Continue reading News: Innovation 50 ranks Top 50 innovative businesses in the Midlands

News: Birmingham prepares to welcome its inaugural Birmingham Tech Week

Birmingham prepares to welcome the inaugural Birmingham Tech Week, taking place on 7th - 13th October 2019. Birmingham Tech Week has been formed to highlight the burgeoning tech scene and will form the umbrella to more than 50 events happening across the city during the 5 days of Birmingham Tech Week. For many years, Birmingham … Continue reading News: Birmingham prepares to welcome its inaugural Birmingham Tech Week