In this policy briefing, Robert Lynam, Dr Chloe Billing and Professor Simon Collinson look at the Manufacturing Technology Centre and its impact in the West Midlands. It outlines the findings from one of our WMREDI projects focused on examining regional innovation ecosystems and the relationships between universities, local firms, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology transfer, and knowledge … Continue reading “WMREDI Policy Briefing: The Manufacturing Technology Centre”
Author: Carolin Ioramashvili
Less is More? Will the Levelling Up White Paper Rebalance the Regional Distribution of R&D Spending?
Welcome to REDI-Updates – providing expert data insights and clear policy guidance. In this edition, WMREDI staff look at the government’s flagship policy – Levelling Up. We look at the challenge of implementing, understanding and measuring this Levelling Up. In this blog, Carolin Ioramashvili, Kelvin Humphreys and Simon Collinson examine the promise to boost Government … Continue reading “Less is More? Will the Levelling Up White Paper Rebalance the Regional Distribution of R&D Spending?”
Regional Systems of Innovation – How Does the West Midlands Compare With its European Counterparts?
Dr Carolin Ioramashvili and Professor Simon Collinson compare levels of innovation in regions around Europe with the West Midlands to show policymakers where they can focus investment and interventions. This is part of a series of blogs looking at Innovation in the West Midlands. Find out more about our work on regional innovation systems. Innovation … Continue reading “Regional Systems of Innovation – How Does the West Midlands Compare With its European Counterparts?”
STEM Assets in the West Midlands: Tyseley Energy Park
In this policy briefing, Robert Lynam, Chloe Billing and Simon Collinson look at the Tyseley Energy Park, University of Birmingham and explore the extent to which it is being leveraged to improve economic performance and social inequality in our region. The research represents the initial phase of a project which City-REDI/WMREDI are delivering on ‘Universities’ … Continue reading “STEM Assets in the West Midlands: Tyseley Energy Park”
Breaking Bias: International Women’s Week – Where Are All the Women Innovators?
Carolin Ioramashvili explores the gender pay gap among Innovate UK-funded businesses. STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and maths) industries are notorious for the under-representation of women, as well as ethnic and other minorities. Long seen as “boys” subjects, this under-representation starts from the choice of undergraduate courses and is echoed at higher levels of higher education … Continue reading “Breaking Bias: International Women’s Week – Where Are All the Women Innovators?”
STEM Assets and Regional Growth – What We Know, and What We Don’t
Dr Carolin Ioramashvili and Dr Pei-Yu Yuan discuss their WMREDI project looking at STEM Assets in the West Midlands, starting with a literature review in the area. Basic research and development, often undertaken by universities is a vital ingredient in the innovation process. Businesses and other organisations rely on scientific insights to develop and improve … Continue reading “STEM Assets and Regional Growth – What We Know, and What We Don’t”
Meet Carolin Ioramashvili, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow
I joined City-REDI / WMREDI in August 2021 as a Research Fellow. I have recently completed my PhD. I studied in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics under the supervision of Professors Simona Iammarino and Michael Storper. My PhD explored drivers of regional income differences in the UK. After … Continue reading “Meet Carolin Ioramashvili, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”