The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands (IAWM) is an alliance of organisations active or interested in science and technology based innovation across the West Midlands. The core Executive Team’s role is to catalyse, enable and support the Innovation Alliance. The team members are resourced by and shared with a range of our partner organisations.
Dr Pam Waddell OBE
Network and Partnerships Manager
Business Support for Innovation Coordinator
Virtual Innovation Team
The Virtual Innovation Team comprises business facing innovation experts hosted by a range of regional cluster/ sector bodies. Between them they will support businesses in all the sectors and major market opportunities of the WM Local Industrial Strategy to recover and grow through innovation.
VIT Lead – Aerospace
VIT Lead – Rail
VIT Lead – Construction
VIT Lead – Low Carbon
VIT Lead – Creative
VIT Lead – Health
Hilary Smyth Allen
VIT LEAD – MODERN SERVICES
VIT Lead – Manufacturing
VIT Lead – Mobility
IAWM is not a legal entity but operates via an accountable body, The West Midlands Combined Authority, on behalf of WMCA, the 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships and other resourcing partners.
IAWM’s Steering Group will steer, oversee and connect IAWM activities and will work with the Executive Team to develop the networks and activities of the IAWM to meet the needs of the sponsoring partners and the wider innovation community in the region. The Steering Group will include representatives of resourcing organisations, independent business members, the InnovateUK regional Manager and the Director, and Chaired by Sarah Middleton, Chief Executive of Black Country Consortium.