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  • Automotive Council: UK International Competitiveness Survey

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    In November 2015, the Automotive Council published its first report on the International Competitiveness of the UK Automotive Industry. The aim of the report was to illustrate the UK’s competitiveness advantages, and to identify where additional attention from government and industry would optimise the UK’s attractiveness for R&D and manufacturing. Since then the report has […]

  • Organisations in Greater Birmingham encouraged to apply for more than £6 million of funding

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    £2.8 million of ERDF money available to support the shift to a low carbon economy £3.4 million on offer to promote research and innovation, particularly focused on transitional areas of region Applications to both funds close on Friday 10th November Organisations across Greater Birmingham are urged to take advantage of regional funds totalling more than […]

  • Birmingham law firm Mills & Reeve unveils inaugural Midlands ‘Innovation 50’ index

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    • Innovation 50 report recognises the region’s most forward-thinking businesses • Engineering firm Lontra named ‘Innovative Company of the Year’ while software firm Sales-i named ‘Innovative Exporter of the Year’ • The in-depth index aims to celebrate regional business activity A new report ranking the most forward-thinking companies in the Midlands has been published by […]

  • Niche Vehicle Feasibility Competition: NOW OPEN

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Sponsored by Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) the annual Niche Vehicle Feasibility Competition is providing SMEs and micro companies active in the low carbon vehicle technology sector with grant funding of up £25,000 to undertake desk-top research activities aimed at catalysing innovative vehicle technologies applicable to non-human powered road-going and […]

  • British Business Bank launches first £120million tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    • £120m of debt finance and small business loans launched as part of wider £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund • Fund launched alongside new report on state of Midlands economy • Report highlights potential of Midlands’ smaller businesses to drive regional growth The British Business Bank has today announced the first wave of its £250m […]

  • Made in the Midlands launches the Manufacturing Advisory Service

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Manufacturing and engineering membership body, Made in the Midlands has launched the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) as a dedicated online help desk and signposting service to support Britain’s manufacturing industry and help businesses access information they need in order to grow. The launch event, attended by over 150 leading Midlands manufactures, was held at Hotel […]