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

Event: Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast – Innovation and the Circular Economy

Join us on the 28th November for our next Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast! The circular economy model conceives of waste not as a problem, but as a raw material with value based on potential to reintroduce materials into the system, combining recycling, reuse and renewable energy. Effective circular economy approaches are often innovative, for … Continue reading Event: Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast – Innovation and the Circular Economy

Blog: Reflections on the Award of an OBE for ‘Services to Innovation in the West Midlands’

From that very proud and exciting day on 8th June when it was announced I would be receiving an OBE ‘for Services to Innovation in the West Midlands’, to 25th October when I was honoured and thrilled to be presented with the award, I was asked several questions many times. The simple questions (who, where, … Continue reading Blog: Reflections on the Award of an OBE for ‘Services to Innovation in the West Midlands’

Event: GBSLEP Challenge-led Programme

Grants of £5000 available for innovations which solve GBSLEP industry challenges. ​GBSLEP has £5,000 grants available for winning innovation ideas which address some of industry challenges faced in Social Care, Air Quality and Transport Electrification. Innovation Alliance is part of a consortium looking for businesses and entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to 15 challenges faced by … Continue reading Event: GBSLEP Challenge-led Programme

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

Event: Aston Business School – Productivity through People

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