Apathy, Allegiance, and Anger, the Mayoral Elections Against a Backdrop of Voter Turmoil

In our latest blog, Rebecca Riley observes that despite efforts to engage voters, turnout remains low due to factors like voter apathy and a lack of understanding about mayoral roles. For the political wonks, in England, the bank holiday weekend was a nail-biting and fascinating affair, especially when it comes to devolution. Combined Authority Mayors … Continue reading “Apathy, Allegiance, and Anger, the Mayoral Elections Against a Backdrop of Voter Turmoil”

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Cities and Regions: Emergence, Evolution and Future

Professor Fumi Kitagawa provides an overview of the edited volume published by Oxford University Press: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Cities and Regions: Emergence, Evolution and Future, with her co-editors – Robert Huggins, Daniel Prokop (Cardiff University), Christina Theodoraki (TBS Business School) and Piers Thompson (Nottingham Trent University). Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Cities and Regions Over the last … Continue reading “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Cities and Regions: Emergence, Evolution and Future”

Universities’ Role in Helping Regions Transition From Legacy Industries Into New Areas

In a series of blogs, Simon Collinson, Fumi Kitagawa and Tomas Ulrichsen examine the role of universities in regional development. The blogs are co-authored by the Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI at City-REDI), … Continue reading “Universities’ Role in Helping Regions Transition From Legacy Industries Into New Areas”

Unleashing the Regional Innovation Potential of Universities

In a series of blogs, Simon Collinson, Fumi Kitagawa and Tomas Ulrichsen examine the role of universities in regional development. The blogs are co-authored by the Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI at City-REDI), … Continue reading “Unleashing the Regional Innovation Potential of Universities”

Enhancing University Contributions to Local Growth by Targeting High-Potential Firms and Industries

In a series of blogs, Simon Collinson, Fumi Kitagawa and Tomas Ulrichsen examine the role of universities in regional development. The blogs are co-authored by the Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI at City-REDI), … Continue reading “Enhancing University Contributions to Local Growth by Targeting High-Potential Firms and Industries”

Place Matters: Universities and Local Innovation Systems

In a series of blogs, Simon Collinson, Fumi Kitagawa and Tomas Ulrichsen examine the role of universities in regional development. The blogs are co-authored by the Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI at City-REDI), … Continue reading “Place Matters: Universities and Local Innovation Systems”

Accelerating Innovation, Delivering Place-Based Growth: Lessons Learnt from the Three Innovation Accelerator Pilots

Steve Barwick discusses a recent seminar held to identify early lessons from the three Innovation Accelerator Pilots in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Glasgow. A recent seminar convened by City-REDI in partnership with the Universities of Manchester and Glasgow sought to identify early lessons from the three Innovation Accelerator Pilots in the West Midlands, … Continue reading “Accelerating Innovation, Delivering Place-Based Growth: Lessons Learnt from the Three Innovation Accelerator Pilots”

WMREDI Policy Briefing – STEM Assets in the West Midlands Innovation Landscape: STEAMhouse

In this policy briefing, Juliane Schwarz discusses the STEAMhouse, a Birmingham City University (BCU) asset, exploring its contribution to improving economic performance and social inequality in our region. Special thanks to Professor Joanna Birch, Director of Innovation, Enterprise and Employability at Birmingham City University, and STEAMhouse staff for their contributions. What are the benefits of … Continue reading “WMREDI Policy Briefing – STEM Assets in the West Midlands Innovation Landscape: STEAMhouse”

Regional Input-Output Group Meeting

se On the 26th of April, City-REDI hosted a gathering for those interested in the development and application of regional input-output (IO) techniques in the UK. Matt Lyons summarizes the papers shared and the discussions had about the shared challenges and opportunities for researchers in the field. It is an exciting time for an input-output … Continue reading “Regional Input-Output Group Meeting”

The Devil and the Detail: The Two Things Hiding Behind the UK Levelling Up Fund

Whilst the Levelling Up Fund provides much-needed support for local regions, Hannes Read discusses two issues with the programme. The patchwork delivery of funding and a lack of focus on how the funds are spent. The continued patchwork approach to regional economic development is the devil behind the Levelling Up Fund. Despite the roots of … Continue reading “The Devil and the Detail: The Two Things Hiding Behind the UK Levelling Up Fund”