SAVE THE DATE When: Wednesday 8th July 2020 A reception to mark the launch of ASTUTE: the Aston Institute for Urban Technologies and the Environment, showcasing technologies destined to shape our life in the cities of tomorrow: artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, future transportation, robotics... CityFest is an exploration of technologies that will sit at the … Continue reading Event: CityFest – Urban Futures
According to the latest research, improving management capability by just 0.1% can increase productivity by nearly 10%. Productivity through People is a bespoke 6 month national programme designed for small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by Aston Business School and Be the Business. The programme is dedicated to transforming leadership and management capability in forward-looking SMEs owners … Continue reading Event: Aston Business School – Productivity through People
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
It’s been over a year now since the West Midlands Combined Authority successfully won the Urban Connected Communities’ national competition to be the major test bed for 5G. The decision invited excitement as well as scepticism, along with the questions: What is 5G? Who will benefit? How will we benefit? Why do we want it? When … Continue reading Blog: WM5G Demos – A glimpse into the future
As part of shaping the approach to creating a Healthy Food City in Birmingham, the Public Health Division is looking to commission a series of targeted focus group conversations about food and nutrition with communities that are rarely heard. The findings from these conversations will help influence the development of the Healthy Food City action … Continue reading Healthier Food City: Seldom Heard Food Conversations
BusinessCloud is looking to crown the most exciting tech companies across the UK with a series of regional ranked lists, and IAWM's Iain Mansell is on the Midlands' panel! But your vote is needed too... The Tech 50 rankings will shine a light on the companies of all sizes who are doing amazing things with technology. … Continue reading News: Introducing Tech 50 – Your chance to rank UK’s most exciting firms!
Birmingham is one of the top Meetup hubs in the UK – connections based on Software development and Data science means that there is a lively informal tech scene in the region. Birmingham Tech Week is a collaborative series of events taking place across the City (and wider Greater Birmingham Region) between October 7th– 13th2019. … Continue reading Event: Birmingham Tech Week
As part of launching Digital Leaders Week in Birmingham the City Council, West Midlands Innovation Alliance and the West Midlands Academic Science Network co-hosted the Great City Food Digital Treasure Hunt. With a packed room of data specialists, analysts, retailers, community organisations, activists and academics we spent a fun, and at times challenging, morning hunting … Continue reading Blog: The Great City Food Digital Treasure Hunt