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All the latest news and current activities for Drive Midlands.

  • Business Development Contract – Business Development Consultant

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Drive Midlands are looking for an Business Development Consultant to help with an exciting new programme we have developed. Hungry for more? Please click here for details on the brief for what we are looking for and how to apply: Drive Midlands Partnership Programme Brief    

  • Midlands consortium showcases future car and highway technology

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Cutting edge devices that allow cars to talk to each other and to the road have been successfully demonstrated by a Midlands-based project set up to develop and test the technology. The UK Connected Intelligence Transport Environment (UK CITE) consortium, which includes Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), showcased its latest innovations at the Jaguar Land […]

  • Essential Skills for Manufacturers

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Implementing Autonomous Maintenance Primarily aimed at operations leaders and plant managers wishing to implement Autonomous Maintenance in their plants, this workshop will also be of interest to engineering and maintenance leaders introducing or supporting TPM processes. The course will demonstrate the importance of Autonomous Maintenance and give you a proven process to implement Autonomous Maintenance […]

  • Free local events to support your business in going global…

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Learn more about upcoming events, trade visits and masterclasses supporting West Midlands businesses in going global… Doing business in the USA Come along to this event on 24 April at Molineux Stadium during the Black Country Business Festival to learn more about setting up a presence in the USA. Hosted by AVITUS Group this event […]

  • UK manufacturers not leveraging the full potential of digitisation and risk falling behind global competitors

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    UK manufacturers are applying new technologies to their operations, but must do more to avoid being further outmaneuvered by global competitors who are fast becoming digital champions. That’s the main finding from new analysis from PwC’s Strategy& study, Digital Champions: How industry leaders build integrated operations ecosystems to deliver end-to-end customer solutions.   The Study […]

  • PwC Podcast – Electric Vehicle Charging for the Future

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    In this episode we are joined by Graeme Cooper, Project Director for electric vehicles at National Grid and Adrian Del Maestro, Director of Research at Strategy&. We discuss the outlook for and some of the challenges facing charging infrastructure and explore the ways industry and government can work together to make the UK a world […]

  • Vacancy: New Business Development Manager Role – Advanced Engineering role

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    We have a new job role up for grabs for the West Midlands Growth Company for a Business Development Manager – Advanced Engineering. For details of the role and how to apply, please click on the link below: https://wmgrowth.com/careers

  • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – now recruiting for an industry-led partner

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) will be putting forward an expression of interest for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) addressing the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain. This will span two of the grand challenges: global shift to clean growth, and the future of mobility. The WMGC, with its industrial and business partners, will be submit […]

  • Could Autonomous Electric Vehicles help close the decarbonisation ‘transition’ gap? – PwC report

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Forecasts for Autonomous Electric Vehicle (A-EV) deployment vary, leading to uncertainty about their potential global decarbonisation impact At the upper bound of deployment,modelling shows A-EVs alone could bridge around one-third of the gap between current decarbonisation rates and the rate needed to limit warming to 2’C Business can prepare for this disruption by better understanding […]

  • West Midlands Combined Authority Skills Action Plan Survey

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    West Midlands Combined Authority, supported by not-for-profit engineering skills organisation Semta, is developing a Skills Action Plan for the automotive sector in the region and we need your support. We are gathering information on the skills and recruitment challenges that automotive supply chain employers in the region face, so that we can develop the plan […]