City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – November 2022

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements Pei-Yu Yuan presented “Public procurement and innovation ‘missions’” at The Productivity Institute in-house meeting on 2nd  November 2022. Annum Rafique  presented at the Smart Energy – An Energy System for the 21st Century” at ‘Midlands Engine Research Partnership‘ meeting and at the ‘Midlands Engine Intelligence Committee’ meeting on 10th November … Continue reading “City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – November 2022”

Megatrends in the West Midlands – Future Business District Podcast

What are megatrends? Megatrends are major movements, patterns or trends that have a transformative impact on the economy, business, society, cultures and personal lives. In a series of podcasts, City-REDI / WMREDI, University of Birmingham examines the impacts of megatrends in the West Midlands, by speaking to a series of experts from the region. In … Continue reading “Megatrends in the West Midlands – Future Business District Podcast”

City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – October 2022

Events – presenting work / speaking engagements City-REDI / WMREDI held two fringe events during the party conference season. Professor Adam Tickell hosted the second event held at The Exchange. On 19th October, City-REDI / WMREDI hosted the Civic Network Advisory Group Dinner at The Exchange. On 20th October, City-REDI and the Greater Birmingham Chambers … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – October 2022”

West Midlands Impact Monitor – 14th October 2022

An interesting fact: marmalade has seen a rapid rise in sales surging by 18%, as the nation paid its respects to the Queen. Sales of supermarket own brands continue to surge in an effort to battle the cost-of living crisis. Sales of wonky fruit and vegetables have soared 38% and Lidl is the fastest growing … Continue reading “West Midlands Impact Monitor – 14th October 2022”

Why Should we use Social Media for Research Impact?

Ellie Macdonald discusses how social media can be a positive tool for sharing and discovering research. Having started my digital marketing apprenticeship and having a passion for everything social media, I have learned a lot in the range of courses I have completed and the opportunities I have been offered. I have looked at the … Continue reading “Why Should we use Social Media for Research Impact?”

Launch of the City Index

On 2nd September 2022, we launched the City Index, part of the new WMREDI Data Lab. The event featured a presentation by Josh Swan who led the development of the data dashboard, followed by a Q&A session. The City Index is an interactive dashboard tool developed by our team that assesses 61 English cities on … Continue reading “Launch of the City Index”

Launch of the Civic Index

On 30th August, we launched the Civic Index, part of the new WMREDI Data Lab. The event featured a presentation by Josh Swan who led the development of the data dashboard, followed by a Q&A session. What is the Civic Index The Civic Index project is an interactive dashboard tool in which Universities can assess … Continue reading “Launch of the Civic Index”

City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – August 2022

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 28th July, Simon Collinson attended the Commonwealth Business Forum at the start of CWG22, representing the University as a 1st tier sponsor of the Games, meeting with Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi at the University of Birmingham stand. On 5th August, Simon Collinson chaired a roundtable on digital skills, with UoB … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – August 2022”

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”