Meet Kelvin Humphreys, City-REDI’s New Policy and Data Analyst

I joined City REDI / WM REDI in early February 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic that is gripping the nation and much of the world.  Certainly not in my lifetime has there been disruption on the scale seen over the past year.  As I write this from my makeshift office at home, I wonder when … Continue reading “Meet Kelvin Humphreys, City-REDI’s New Policy and Data Analyst”

Meet Alice Pugh, New Policy and Data Analyst for City-REDI / WM REDI

I am Alice Pugh and I recently joined the City-REDI team, as a Policy and Data Analyst; having previously worked with City-REDI as a Research Associate. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019 with a degree in BA Economics, where my dissertation surrounded austerity policy and inequality. This involved a combination of both a … Continue reading “Meet Alice Pugh, New Policy and Data Analyst for City-REDI / WM REDI”

The West Midlands Datastore: Request for Partners

The WMCA today issued a Request for Proposals (Access tender documents here) to help us develop a West Midlands Datastore. This was a key element of our Digital Roadmap and builds on the work of our Office for Data Analytics and Transport for the West Midlands Data Insights team. In this blog, Adam Hawksbee and Rebecca … Continue reading “The West Midlands Datastore: Request for Partners”

Embedding Local Community Engagement in University ‎Strategy Development: Reflections From Universities in Birmingham – WM REDI Policy Briefing

In this policy briefing Dr Magda Cepeda Zorrilla, Dr Abigail Taylor, Dr Sara Hassan, and Professor Anne Green report on the findings from a research project that analyses university strategies within Birmingham. This briefing builds on work undertaken by WM REDI in conjunction with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) as part of a … Continue reading “Embedding Local Community Engagement in University ‎Strategy Development: Reflections From Universities in Birmingham – WM REDI Policy Briefing”

University-Industry Relationships and Spill-over Effects in the West Midlands: The Case of the ARLI Collaborative Research Project

Dr Juliane Schwarz discusses the role initiatives can play in transferring knowledge from Universities to Industry, looking specifically at the ARLI programme.    This blog is an introduction to the WM REDI project “University-Industry Relationships and Spillover Effects”. The project aims to increase our understanding of university knowledge commercialisation pathways building on existing research in … Continue reading “University-Industry Relationships and Spill-over Effects in the West Midlands: The Case of the ARLI Collaborative Research Project”

Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WM REDI

Opportunities for Research Fellows to Work With Us at City-REDI on Our West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI) Programme of Research To meet the demands of a growing range of policy-oriented research projects we are looking for 4 new members to join the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI). These posts are at the … Continue reading “Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WM REDI”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 18th September 2020

This week, Coronavirus cases are rising and new regulations have been introduced to stop the spread of the virus, schools have returned but many are suffering temporary closures and universities are also opening. There has been significant disruption to testing nationally and the rise in cases has hampered the return to offices. Unemployment and claimant … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 18th September 2020”

Policy Briefing – Economic Recovery Post COVID-19: The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP)

In this policy briefing, Dr Chloe Billing, on behalf of the West Midlands MIT REAP team, discusses the development and analysis of a set of indicators to assess the capability to support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the West Midlands region. In March 2020, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched a pilot in the UK … Continue reading “Policy Briefing – Economic Recovery Post COVID-19: The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP)”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 31st July 2020

WM REDI 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 relates to research … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 31st July 2020”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 24th July 2020

WM REDI 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 … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 24th July 2020”