City-REDI / WMREDI Monthly Update – July 2022

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Events – presenting work/speaking engagements
  • On 30th June City -REDI hosted the second by invitation national Forum on Universities and Levelling Up. The Forum was chaired by Lord ( Bob) Kerslake. Participants  included VCs/PVCs, and other university leaders, a charitable  foundation, local and central government officials, a senior private sector consultant,  an OECD representative and  academic experts
  • Carolin Ioramashvili presented at the Geography of Innovation conference in Milan on 5 July. The presentation was titled “Technological invention and local labour markets: Evidence from France, Germany and the UK”
  • Matt Lyons presented on Understanding the ‘2020 Shock’ in the UK Automotive Sector at the Regional Science Association International British and Irish Section (RSAI-BIS) 48th Annual Conference on the 5th of July 2022.
  • 6th July a panel member at the Lloyds Midlands Economic Summit, hosted in The Exchange. The event looked at the prospects for the Midlands economy and was led by University of Birmingham alumni, Jeavon Lolay, Head of Economics & Market Insight at Lloyds Bank.
  • City-REDI’s Anne Green and Abigail Taylor, Ceri Hughes and Paul Sissons, presented on Why localise employment policy? at the Social Policy Association Annual Conference on 6th July 2022.
  • On 15th July, Simon Collinson chaired a roundtable on the role of research in civic decision-making with a senior delegation from UKRI and representatives from BEIS, EPSRC and Midlands Innovation at The Exchange.
  • Simon Collinson was a guest at the CBI Clusters Leadership workshop on 13th July, hosted by KPMG, in a discussion on the emerging growth sectors that UK city-regions could benefit from and the need for clear local leadership.
Reports / publications released
Awards/ Funding
  • Hannes Read has won an award as an Early Career Evaluator – presented by IPSOS UK and the UK Evaluation Society. The award was given for his work helping to embed evaluation practice and understanding its value in the Higher Education sector.
Look ahead to the coming months…

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