STEM Assets and Regional Growth – What We Know, and What We Don’t

Dr Carolin Ioramashvili and Dr Pei-Yu Yuan discuss their WMREDI project looking at STEM Assets in the West Midlands, starting with a literature review in the area.  Basic research and development, often undertaken by universities is a vital ingredient in the innovation process. Businesses and other organisations rely on scientific insights to develop and improve … Continue reading “STEM Assets and Regional Growth – What We Know, and What We Don’t”

Meet James Davies, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow

I sincerely doubt there is such a thing as an ‘ordinary’ route into research, but perhaps my own path is more than a little unusual. I arrived (back) at Cardiff University in 2016 having spent over a decade as a touring musician. Starting a band in my early 20s with my friends, everything worked out … Continue reading “Meet James Davies, City-REDI / WMREDI’s New Research Fellow”

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”

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”

Meet Elizabeth Goodyear, WMREDI’s New Project Manager

I joined the WMREDI Team as Project Manager in May 2021, I have worked at the University of Birmingham for 13 years and have had many varied roles in strategic planning, research, and impact over that time.  My most recent role was as Project Manager for the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator £1m … Continue reading “Meet Elizabeth Goodyear, WMREDI’s New Project Manager”