City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – October 2023

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements 4 October – Matt Lyons attended the 14th Annual Geoff Hewings Workshop and presented on ‘Can R&D policy level up the UK? A multi-regional input-output approach’. 18 – 20 October, Fumi Kitagawa spoke at the Societal Impact of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts conference (SSHA) Conference, Cardiff University, … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – October 2023”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – September 2023

Local and Central Government Anne Green and Abigail Taylor presented work on ‘Place-based employment support: learning from Connecting Communities in the West Midlands’ in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Learning and Development series on 12th September 2023. City-REDI and WMREDI researchers participated in the West Midlands Combined Authority’s  (WMCA) Economic Symposium at the Library of … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – September 2023”

Fringe Events at the Party Conferences This October

Join City-REDI/WMREDI in October for panel discussions at both of the political party conferences, held in Manchester (2nd October) and Liverpool (9th October), in partnership with the University of Manchester. Creating discussions, voicing opinions and whilst in a  brilliant networking environment, if you are planning on attending the conferences or are in the area, why … Continue reading “Fringe Events at the Party Conferences This October”

TOP 10 City-REDI Research Videos

The City-REDI / WMREDI YouTube channel is an excellent way of catching up on all our latest research, events and other work. This blog highlights some of our best performing videos since we started the channel. Treasury Green Book Roadshow – Joseph Lowe City-REDI has been involved with the Green Book since late 2019 when … Continue reading “TOP 10 City-REDI Research Videos”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – August 2023

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements Annum Rafique presented work with Juliane Schwarz’s on “Understanding the Role of University-Based Assets on Innovation in SMEs” at the 62nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) on August 28, held in Alicante, Spain. Reports / publications released Liu-Farrer, G., Green, A. E., Ozgen, C., & … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – August 2023”

Tune in to the City-REDI / WMREDI Podcast

We launched our podcast series last summer, and since then we’ve discussed a whole range of regional and national issues with experts from business, economics, transport, education, work, skills and local government. Each episode is no more than 30 minutes long and ready to be downloaded to listen to on your commute, lunch break or … Continue reading “Tune in to the City-REDI / WMREDI Podcast”

Boosting and Measuring Regional Innovation, Adoption, and Pan-University Partnerships

On 28th June, WMREDI held a hybrid seminar with Dr Helen Turner and Tyler Rickard to discuss innovation policy and pan-university innovation partnerships. This seminar gave an overview of the big challenges facing innovation policy: measuring and boosting the adoption and diffusion of innovations. Tyler Rickard outlined how innovation policies are adopted and used to … Continue reading “Boosting and Measuring Regional Innovation, Adoption, and Pan-University Partnerships”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – July 2023

Media engagements Matt Lyons was quoted in a Guardian article about the Commonwealth Games “‘Birmingham could pull it off’: city considers hosting Commonwealth Games again”. Awards/ Funding The Railway Group in the School of Engineering recently won £30 Million in funding from Research England. City-REDI helped develop the supporting business case for the bid. Rebecca Riley … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – July 2023”

The Future of Devolution, Accountability and Local Democracy

On 21st June, WMREDI held a hybrid seminar with Courtney Stephenson from Demos and David Hope from Coventry City Council discussing what we can learn from governance and institutional structures over the last ten years to support future economic growth. The last ten years have seen considerable change in tiers of local and regional governance … Continue reading “The Future of Devolution, Accountability and Local Democracy”

City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – June 2023

Media engagements City-REDI featured in WIREDGOV public sector alerting service “UKRI invests in policy innovation partnerships for local growth”. City-REDI featured in the West Wales Chronicle about the LPIP Hub. Rebecca Riley discusses levelling up in Scotland in Holyrood magazine. Simon Collinson and Charlotte Hoole wrote a commentary piece for the Academy of Social Sciences … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – June 2023”