Smart City Alliance

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What we do:

The Smart City Alliance is a cross-sector network whose membership consists of practitioners from universities, local authorities, businesses and voluntary organisations from across the whole West Midlands region.

The group meets bi-monthly and provides visiting speakers a platform to share their smart initiatives and the opportunity to forge relationships with Alliance partners.

Thematic workshops also look to drive collaborative activity in response to current opportunities.

Chairs: The group is co-chaired by Alex Cole, Chief Innovation Officer at Tin Smart Social, and Rick Robinson, Digital Properties and Cities Leader at Arup.

Co-ordinated by: Iain Mansell, CDIS Interim Project Manager at Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands.

Next meetings:

Date: Wednesday 9th January
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Venue: TBC

Date: Wednesday 6th March
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: TBC

Date: Wednesday 1st May
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Venue: TBC

Latest Meeting:

Our latest SCA meeting took place on the 7th November at WMCA, with speakers from JCP Support For Schools, Slenky, Digital Birmingham,  plus discussions led by our Chairs on the implication of 5G in the West Midlands, and the potential for an Intelligent Services Roadmap.

Alex Cole on the potential of an Intelligent Services Roadmap
Cec Richards, Slenky

You can find a full list of Smart City Alliance members here.

Get in touch:


Twitter: @innovationwm