The Importance of In-Person Events in the age of Hybrid Working: City-REDI Research Symposium

On 17th January, City-REDI held the City-REDI Research Symposium. Johannes Read summaries each presentation and discusses the positive outcomes of the event. In the age of hybrid working, in-person events have taken on a new meaning. These events curate the chance to connect, share, and collaborate. At City-REDI, the City-REDI Research Symposium (CRRESY) is the … Continue reading “The Importance of In-Person Events in the age of Hybrid Working: City-REDI Research Symposium”

Logic Models for Business Cases

Danielle Mason, from the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, discusses the importance of logic models when applying for local economic growth funding and highlights a new training programme to help support their use. At What Works Growth, we want to improve the use of evaluation and evidence for local economic growth policy. The … Continue reading “Logic Models for Business Cases”

Political Party Approaches to University R&D and Innovation in the UK

Steve Barwick writes about the approaches of the UK’s two major political parties to University R&D and Innovation. City-REDI / WMREDI, University of Birmingham recently hosted fringe meetings at both the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences in order to gauge and explore the respective political party’s approach to university R&D and innovation, including its role … Continue reading “Political Party Approaches to University R&D and Innovation in the UK”

The Launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2022

On 20 October 2022, a launch event was held for the Birmingham Economic Review. This blog provides a summary of some of the key points to come out of the event. The Birmingham Economic Review (BER) is produced by City-REDI / WMREDI, the University of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. It is … Continue reading “The Launch of the Birmingham Economic Review 2022”

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”

The Legacy of Mega-Events: Birmingham’s Challenges in Securing Lasting Impact From the 2022 Commonwealth Games

James Davies and Simon Collinson examine the economic and cultural benefits for Birmingham and the West Midlands from the 2022 Commonwealth Games. This article was originally published on the University of Birmingham news site. With the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking over the city of Birmingham this summer, it’s a perfect moment to consider the Games’ … Continue reading “The Legacy of Mega-Events: Birmingham’s Challenges in Securing Lasting Impact From the 2022 Commonwealth Games”

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”