Megatrends in the West Midlands: Podcast Series

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. We … Continue reading “Megatrends in the West Midlands: Podcast Series”

City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – July 2022

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 30th June City -REDI hosted the second by invitation national Forum on Universities and Levelling Up. The Forum was chaired by Lord ( Bob) Kerslake. Participants  included VCs/PVCs, and other university leaders, a charitable  foundation, local and central government officials, a senior private sector consultant,  an OECD representative and … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – July 2022”

City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – June 2022

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 7th June, Carolin Ioramashvili presented a paper “Building Bridges and Providing Direction: The Role of STEM Assets in Innovation Ecosystems” (with Simon Collinson, Magda Cepeda Zorrilla, Annum Rafique and Pei-Yu Yuan) at the Global Conference for Economic Geography in Dublin, in a special session on “Understanding the Connection between … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – June 2022”

City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – May 2022

Events – presenting work/speaking engagements On 26th April, City-REDI hosted a visit of four people from BEIS (Science, Technology, and Innovation Analysis team). The day included a visit to the Tyseley Energy Park in the morning, followed by lunch and presentations at the Exchange. Professor Anne Green chaired the afternoon discussions, and Professor Simon Collinson, … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – May 2022”

Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor

WMREDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report is based on research … Continue reading “Back Issues of the West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor”

University of Birmingham Students Wanted for Internship at WMREDI

University of Birmingham students wanted for Policy and Data Analyst internships at WMREDI starting in June/July 2022. The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) was established following City-REDI’s significant grant award from Research England (UKRI). The team is an innovative hybrid approach of academic, policy research and support staff delivering relevant and impactful research … Continue reading “University of Birmingham Students Wanted for Internship at WMREDI”

Satisfied or Money Back: Should Policy Keep Educating PhD Holders Despite Market Frictions?

On 9th February 2022, City-REDI held a seminar featuring Dr Cornelia Lawson from The University of Manchester, MIOIR: Satisfied or Money Back: Should Policy Keep Educating PhD Holders Despite Market Frictions? Co-authored by Cindy Lopes Bento The paper is framed in the ongoing debate around whether universities produce too many PhD students in light of … Continue reading “Satisfied or Money Back: Should Policy Keep Educating PhD Holders Despite Market Frictions?”

Alone and Lonely. The Economic Consequences of Solitude at a Regional Level in Europe

On 19th January 2022, City-REDI held a seminar featuring Professor Andres Rodriguez-Pose from the London School of Economics: Alone and Lonely. The Economic Consequences of Solitude at a Regional Level in Europe The paper analyses the aggregate subnational economic consequences of the two dimensions of solitude, being alone living and feeling lonely, in Europe. The … Continue reading “Alone and Lonely. The Economic Consequences of Solitude at a Regional Level in Europe”

City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – November 2021

Events  4th November 2021, WMREDI held a Board Meeting and a number of the Board Members joined us for the Civic University Agreement signing event. 8th November 2021 – Professor Simon Collinson chaired an event at the Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Conference 2021 called ‘Boosting innovation and productivity across the UK’. 15th November … Continue reading “City-REDI / WMREDI Round Up – November 2021”