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All the latest news and current activities for Drive Midlands.

  • Electric and self-driving cars will accelerate the change on our roads

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Electric and self-driving cars will accelerate the change on our roads Vehicle stock in China expected to increase by almost 50% 40% of the mileage driven could be done in autonomous vehicles in 2030 Personal mileage could rise by 23% in Europe, 24% in the US and 183% in China 55% of cars set to […]

  • Free places on New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX)

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Exclusive 2018 Offer for Automotive Tier-1 Suppliers The New Product Introduction Challenge One of the key success factors for the UK Automotive supply chain is to ensure that New Product Introduction (NPI) capabilities, particularly sub Tier-1, are effectively supporting successful new product launches by improving the performance of quality, cost and delivery. Initiated by the […]

  • APC Competition Workshop

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Are you considering applying for APC grant funding in 2018? If so, we are hosting a workshop on the 24th January at our Hub, located at the University of Warwick. During the event we will provide an in-depth understanding of the application process for all of the APC’s core competitions throughout 2018. Spaces are going […]

  • Industrial Strategy Automotive Sector Deal

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    This is the first in a rolling series of intended deals with the sector, which will grow the partnership between government and industry, boost investment in emerging technology across the sector and establish the UK’s leadership in meeting the Future Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. Key elements of the Automotive Sector Deal: The Deal […]

  • Grow your business in 2018 by joining one of our free events…

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    You can export Join a series of interactive and informative workshops, which will take you through the export journey covering the key topics listed below: Export Essentials Market Research & Selection Routes to Market Export Pricing Everything Digital You can attend one, or all five – it’s totally flexible to suit your business needs. These […]

  • 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 […]