Job Alert: Research Fellow Posts Available at City-REDI / WMREDI

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

Meet Jo Mills, WMREDI’s New Evaluation Analyst

I have recently joined WMREDI on secondment from the University of Wolverhampton as part of the ongoing collaborative partnership with regional universities, Local Authorities, Chambers of Commerce, and Local Enterprise Partnerships in order to help set up a new regional initiative: the Evaluation Lab.  I have been tasked with the practicalities of ensuring supporting infrastructure … Continue reading “Meet Jo Mills, WMREDI’s New Evaluation Analyst”

Meet Carolin Ioramashvili, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow

I joined City-REDI / WMREDI in August 2021 as a Research Fellow. I have recently completed my PhD. I studied in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics under the supervision of Professors Simona Iammarino and Michael Storper. My PhD explored drivers of regional income differences in the UK. After … Continue reading “Meet Carolin Ioramashvili, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”

Universities’ STEM Assets Project – An Intern’s Insight

During his summer placement with WMREDI, Robert Lynam has been working with the rest of the Theme 3 Regional Innovation Ecosystems research team on the initial phase of a project which City-REDI/WMREDI are delivering on “Universities’ STEM Assets: Commercial and Non-Commercial Pathways and Aggregate Impacts“. In this blog, Robert tells us about his contribution to … Continue reading “Universities’ STEM Assets Project – An Intern’s Insight”

The Launch of the West Midlands Data Lab

WMREDI and its partners have launched the West Midlands Data Lab. The data lab provides a single interactive portal for a wealth of up to the minute regional data and research. A unique tool to inform decision making around key investments and policy formulation for economic, social and environmental benefit in the West Midlands. The … Continue reading “The Launch of the West Midlands Data Lab”

Meet Liz Baines, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Administrative Assistant

My career, up until now, has involved working with orchestras. Having come from a musical background, I studied Arts Management at De Montfort University in Leicester. Shortly after graduating, I worked in the concerts department at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and gained valuable insight into orchestral life. I went on to work for Allied … Continue reading “Meet Liz Baines, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Administrative Assistant”

Meet Matt Lyons, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow

I joined the City-REDI team as a research fellow in May 2021. The focus of my role is to develop and exploit the economic modelling capabilities of the institute. Prior to joining City-REDI, I have had the opportunity to work with different organisations across diverse research areas. In 2018, I worked at a London-based not-for-profit … Continue reading “Meet Matt Lyons, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”

Meet Pei-Yu Yuan, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow

I joined City-REDI / WMREDI in May 2021 as a Research Fellow. I currently work on two projects. The first project is to conduct a systematic literature review to assess the impact of STEM assets in the West Midlands on the ‘innovation capability’ of local firms and to provide a better explanation of ‘how’ and … Continue reading “Meet Pei-Yu Yuan, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”

Meet Konstantinos Kollydas, City-REDI / WMREDI’s new Research Fellow

I joined City-REDI / WMREDI in May 2021, and I am excited to be a member of a multidisciplinary and highly skilled team. I am particularly attracted by the fact that City-REDI and WMREDI advance the public good and bring together academic researchers, policymakers, and industry representatives. The Institutes’ projects do not merely concentrate on … Continue reading “Meet Konstantinos Kollydas, City-REDI / WMREDI’s new Research Fellow”

WMREDI Policy & Data Analyst Internships – Apply Now

WMREDI has six Policy & Data Analyst Internships available starting this August.  The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) has been 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 with local, national and … Continue reading “WMREDI Policy & Data Analyst Internships – Apply Now”