City-REDI/WMREDI Round Up – July 2023

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Media engagements
Awards/ Funding
  • The Railway Group in the School of Engineering recently won £30 Million in funding from Research England. City-REDI helped develop the supporting business case for the bid.
  • Rebecca Riley won the Birmingham Business School Research Impact Award.
Local and Central Government
Reports / publications released
Events – presenting work / speaking engagements
  • On 16th June, Annum Rafique presented at the Regional Studies Association Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on: Understanding the role of university-based assets on innovation in the SMEs: A case of Tyseley Energy Park (TEP).
  • On 19th June, Rebecca Riley was a UPEN conference panel member: Local, Regional and Devolved Policy Engagement.
  • Des McNulty (Glasgow University), Sara Hassan and Hannes Read presented at the MetroLab Summit on 26th – 28th June in Portland, Oregon, USA about the role of civic universities, place-based impact and community engagement.
  • On 4th July, Rebecca Riley was invited to be part of the RSA UK Urban Futures Expert Roundtable: Building a Regenerative Economy.
  • On 5th July, Anne Green hosted a Workshop at The Exchange on ‘Looking beyond growth: exploring the transformative potential of alternative economic development approaches’ as part of a Royal Society of Edinburgh Workshop award in conjunction with David Waite (University of Glasgow) and Rich Crisp (Sheffield Hallam University).
  • On the 5th July, Charlotte Hoole presented the following paper at the Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section Annual Conference in Newcastle: ‘Covid-19 recovery planning in city-regions: Soft spaces of governance in action’ (Charlotte Hoole, Abigail Taylor, Anne Green).
  • On 6th July, Matt Lyons presented at the 49th RSAI-BIS conference at Newcastle University. The presentation was entitled “Can R&D policy help rebalance the UK economy?”.
  • On 12th July, WMREDI held the Accelerating Innovation, delivering growth: lessons from the three pilots round table.
  • On 17th July, Rebecca Riley and Professor Richard Black attended the launch of the Birmingham Anchor Network Leadership Meeting and signing of a memorandum of understanding at Aston University.
  • On 18th July , Rebecca Riley presented at the tenth meeting of the UPEN Regional and devolved administrations group on LPIP Hub.

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