City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2021

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Events – presenting work/speaking engagements
Reports / publications released
  • A report on Mapping the architecture of economic development policy and strategy across the Midlands Engine pan‐region by City-REDI staff members Anne Green, Abigail Taylor, Charlotte Hoole, Rebecca Riley and Alice Pugh, along with Will Rossiter and Konstantinos Karagounis from Nottingham Trent University has been published by the Midlands Engine Observatory.
  • City-REDI featured in a British Academy report on ‘Place-Based Approaches to Research Funding’ as a solution to the challenge of building analytical capacity within regional institutions. The report argues that ‘the SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy) disciplines, have a crucial role to play in ensuring that scientific and technological innovations are adopted across a broad group of businesses.’
  • Research England are planning to publish the terms of reference and membership of the steering group for the evaluation of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). George Bramley attended the first meeting this month.
  • Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, Dr Magda Cepeda-Zorrilla and Dr Sevinc Deniz published the work “Rebalancing UK Regional and Industrial Policy Post-Brexit: Lessons Learned and Priorities for the Future” in Regional Studies, this academic publication is part of the UK in a Changing Europe project The Post-Brexit Policy-Support Needs of ‘Left-Behind’ Place This work is co-authorized with Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield). 

Look ahead to the coming months…

  • Abigail Taylor and Anne Green are presenting research findings on ‘From physical to virtual: challenges and opportunities for a neighbourhood-based employment support programme’ at a Symposium on ‘Employment support policies to support the economic recovery’ as part of a symposium organised by the Employment Policy in Context Group at the Social Policy Association annual conference on 7th July.
  • Professor John Goddard contributed to an institutional planning workshop with Oxford Brookes University on the theme Enterprise Everywhere: Partnerships and Place which is being held on the 9th July.

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