Place-Based Innovation Policies in the era of Grand Societal Challenges

On 22nd June 2022, City-REDI held a seminar with Prof Michaela Trippl, University of Vienna. Place-based innovation policies in the era of grand societal challenges Persistent ecological and societal challenges such as the climate emergency, environmental degradation, and growing socio-economic inequalities require a reorientation of place-based innovation policies towards sustainability goals. However, the question of … Continue reading “Place-Based Innovation Policies in the era of Grand Societal Challenges”

Measuring the Regional Digital Economy

On 8th June 2022, City-REDI held a seminar with Dr Chen Xu from Cardiff University. Measuring the Regional Digital economy: A pilot Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Satellite Account for Wales The fast development of digital technologies in recent decades has affected every aspect of daily life and business operations. The impact of digital technology … Continue reading “Measuring the Regional Digital Economy”

The Material Basis of Modern Technologies – A Case Study on Rare Metals

On 25th May, City-REDI held a webinar with George Li from The London School of Economics. Rare earth elements are an essential material of many of today’s technologies, from hybrid cars to wind turbines and laptop computers. These rare earth elements are becoming increasingly prominent in high-tech industries and are regarded as ‘technology metals’. Through … Continue reading “The Material Basis of Modern Technologies – A Case Study on Rare Metals”

West Midlands Economic Impact Monitor – 10th June 2022

This fortnight the key data release is the long awaited GVA for 2020, which is the first one to reflect the impact of Covid-19. The region has kept its economy above the £100bn mark but dropped to £102bn, a decrease of 4.5% (generally across all GVA indicators the region performs poorly against the UK). This … Continue reading “West Midlands Economic Impact Monitor – 10th June 2022”

Just Relocated? Robots, Displacement and Job Quality

On 5th May, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Prof Vicente Royuela and Dr Liliana Cuccu from University of Barcelona. Abstract: Though productivity-enhancing technologies are vital to raising national income and reducing poverty, they also cause a problem of technological unemployment as many of the tasks performed by workers are now being automated. There have been … Continue reading “Just Relocated? Robots, Displacement and Job Quality”

Meet Maryna Ramcharan, City-REDI’s New Senior Policy and Data Analyst

My name is Maryna Ramcharan and I  joined City REDI in May 2022. I am from Ukraine where I completed my PhD in Economic Sciences and the degree in Enterprise Management. My PhD thesis explored the opportunities for economic growth and vertical integration of agricultural farms and meat processing companies. The study aimed to develop … Continue reading “Meet Maryna Ramcharan, City-REDI’s New Senior Policy and Data Analyst”

The Effect of R&D Co-Location on Innovative Activities in Great Britain

On the 27th of April, City-REDI held a webinar featuring Dr John Moffat from Durham University Business School: The Effect of R&D Co-Location on Innovative Activities in Great Britain Using UK Innovation Survey and the data from the various databases of the UK Office for National Statistics from 2004 – 2018, Dr John Moffat and … Continue reading “The Effect of R&D Co-Location on Innovative Activities in Great Britain”

City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – April 2022

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements On 30th March, George Bramley and Dr Abigail Taylor presented on how incubators can act as engines for growth at a roundtable organised by the West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster. Dr Sara Hassan was hosted in a Podcast by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to speak about Sustainable Urban Transport Justice and … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – April 2022”

West Midlands Impact Monitor- 29th April 2022

With the devastation caused by war in Ukraine continuing, Russia has halted gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria in what has been termed a strategy of ‘energy blackmail’. Many European countries are working to reduce dependence on gas from Russia. Awareness of supply pressures on certain goods, notably cooking oil, is becoming more apparent with … Continue reading “West Midlands Impact Monitor- 29th April 2022”

Population Displacement and Urban Conflict: Global Evidence From More Than 3300 Flood Events

On 16th March 2022, City-REDI held a seminar with David Castells-Quintana from the University Autonomous of Barcelona. “Population displacement and urban conflict: Global evidence from more than 3300 flood events”, co-authored with Maria Lopez-Uribe and Thomas K. J. McDermott The paper considers the effects of climate change on urban conflict in developing countries. The authors … Continue reading “Population Displacement and Urban Conflict: Global Evidence From More Than 3300 Flood Events”