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“Equality of Opportunity – can it be achieved without quotas?”

Beverley Nielsen discusses. Women’s progress to the top of business has been remarkably slow despite a battery of equality and human rights legislation and tremendous medical and social advancements over the past 100 years or so. And that’s without even mentioning the incredible talent that’s out there. For example at the Birmingham e-Spark Awards on […]

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Birmingham City University helps internationalise innovative start-up with support of LILA project

The LILA (Living Labs) project aims to foster the internationalisation of innovative companies in the green and digital economy. It involves people in a process of co-designing to validate and adapt products and services to each regional market. LILA is co-funded by the European Union’s Interreg IV-B programme led by Promotech, a Business Innovation Centre […]

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Prestigious Birmingham Made Me Awards Dinner proves to be a huge success…

In its third rendition, The Birmingham Made Me expo celebrated in style the very best of design and innovation in the Midlands. To start of the glorious night Harvey Nichols prosecco bottles were popped and the Birmingham Conservatoire were jazzing it up during the awards dinner reception. The dinner brought together over 240 guests who […]

From left to right: Beverley Nielsen, Director of Corporate Affairs Birmingham City University, Stuart Ballinger, Head Midlands and North East JCDecaux Roger Wilson-Hind, Director GeorgiePhone and Abhi Naha, Founder Conigital Group

Blind Entrepreneur wins coveted Digital Inclusion award at the Birmingham Made Me Expo…

Roger Wilson-Hind, Director of GeorgiePhone part of the Conigital Group was awarded the prestigious ‘Digital Inclusion’ Birmingham Made Me award at the Birmingham Made Me Expo June 17th 2015. The award was presented by Stuart Ballinger of JCDecaux. GeorgiePhone is a family of apps for blind or low vision people and people looking for a […]

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Celebrating our young creative talent in the West Midlands…

BBM15 Schools Design Awards Celebration took place Wednesday 17th June at Millennium Point and was a great success with over 150 creative entries received from schools, twice as many as last year! The challenge set for students was to come up with innovative design ideas around the categories Timeless Classic, Re-innovate, Smart Tech and the […]

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Design Council Summit to Birmingham Made Me Expo – first time in 70 years held outside London

Thursday 18th June Birmingham Made Me Design Expo, the BCU-led collaboration with industry, will welcome the Design Council to Birmingham Parkside, BCU’s new City Centre campus for their national Design Summit, Leading Business By Design. The first time in 70 years that the Design Council has held this event outside London, Birmingham City Vice-Chancellor, Professor […]

Milan Multipliers – Lessons for the Midlands

Taking a 50-strong Birmingham Made Me 2015 (BMM15) delegation to Milan proved to be an eye opener for our City, Birmingham City University and our delegates. For the first time Birmingham had a presence at the world-renowned Milan Design Expo, with Milan this year also hosting the Universal Expo 2015. Through Birmingham City Council contacts […]

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Birmingham Made Me a Milano! Birmingham’s First ever delegation to Milan Expo

A fifty-strong ‘Birmingham Made Me a Milano!’ delegation and BMM15 Capsule Expo will descend on Milan next week to join this year’s Expo in Citta, a project put together by the northern Italian city’s Municipality as an alliance with their Chamber of Commerce.For the first time, Birmingham and the wider West Midlands Region will have […]

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Revitalise UK manufacturing image for sector success, shows research

Experts are urging the Government to address the outdated and enduring negative perceptions of the UK manufacturing industry. Widely perceived as a sunset industry in perpetual decline, plagued by plant closures, off-shoring and frequent negative media coverage, the need to revitalise UK manufacturing is paramount to UK economic success, says the latest Institute for Policy […]

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Rolls-Royce, Dyson and PriestmanGoode to speak at Design Council’s new national manufacturing summit

Leading Business by Design: Designers and manufacturers come together to ensure the future of British manufacturing Design Council’s Leading Business by Design Summit is now less than one month away. The high-profile speaker line-up at this must-attend event includes world-leading manufacturing and design organisations, including experts from Rolls-Royce, Volvo and Dyson, as well as industry […]