Join us for our next Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast - all about how procurement is being used to drive innovation.
You are invited to join one of three initial workshops that will help to shape emerging, large-scale collaborative activities with the potential to significantly impact business innovation and productivity as well as the delivery of public services in the West Midlands and wider Midlands region. By contributing to one of these consultations, you will also … Continue reading Shaping Regional Projects to Stimulate Demand-led Innovation
Since establishing over four years ago, the Venturefest brand has become synonymous with driving growth, supporting talent, stimulating investment, and celebrating innovation across the science and technology sector. The 2018 instalment for the West Midlands continued the delivery of innovative products and services to the marketplace, addressing topical and contemporary developments with an audience of … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 6 – That’s a Wrap!
The third and final panel session of VenturefestWM saw leaders of very different, fast-growing West Midlands businesses giving frank, first-hand accounts of what it took to successfully grow their businesses.
This keynote address from Sherry Coutu, Chairman of the ScaleUp institute and Founders4Schools, discussed top-tips for overcoming the difficulties of business scale-up, and emphasised the importance of looking to the future.
The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is proud to support Smart City Alliance members, Enlighten, to promote awareness of mental health support through the use of emerging technology: One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. With World Mental Health Day … Continue reading IAWM Supports Mental Health Awareness Day 2018
Charlotte Horobin, Membership Director, Midlands & East of England at EEF, led the second panel session of VenturefestWM 2018, which explored the many different ways that product and process innovation happen in a business to business (B2B) environment.
Dave Maclean, Chair of the Digital Board at West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), led the first panel session of VenturefestWM 2018 to discuss ‘Growth Opportunities in an Evolving Regional Economy’.
Marcus Burton, Director at Yamazaki Mazak, opened Venturefest with a keynote address, underpinning the success of this 100 year old business, and outlining the future for manufacturing under the current digital revolution.
For the fourth year, Venturefest West Midlands will be providing an arena for the region’s brightest entrepreneurs, innovators and investors to grow and collaborate whilst exploring new products and services. And with just over a week to go this year Venturefest event is a sell out with 450 registered to attend! Tailored for growth-focused businesses … Continue reading Venturefest WM opens reserve list as tickets sell out ahead of this Thursdays annual conference and exhibition!