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Get the inside track on Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum development
April 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
12 noon Registration, networking and refreshments
12:30pm Presentation by Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham
12:50pm Presentation by Thomas Vale Construction
1:20pm Lunch and further networking
The 60 week build programme will see iCentrumTM being open for occupation in April 2016. The 3,874sqm (41,700 sq ft) building is set to create 400 high-value skilled tech jobs, generating £25 million of GVA to the local economy per annum.
Come along to this lunchtime briefing event to hear from Innovation Birmingham’s CEO Dr David Hardman, and a representative from Thomas Vale Construction, who will deliver presentations on how iCentrumTM is taking shape and what it will mean for the Innovation Birmingham community.
What will be in iCentrumTM:
The top floor will feature a range of self-contained, highly flexible office suites for growing entrepreneurial tech companies.
The first floor will be home to Innovation Birmingham’s ground-breaking ‘Serendip’ incubator, which will deliver a rich blend of disruptive innovation across four key sectors, closely aligned to the Smart City agenda. This highly creative environment will promote cross-sector serendipity via market-led technology challenges in order to drive new innovative enterprise, relevant to a city of the future. The key ‘smart’ sectors Serendip will support are; Built Environment; Intelligent Mobility; the Internet of Things; and Digital Health.
The ground floor and mezzanine level of iCentrumTM will be the place to meet, be innovative, do business, and launch a new tech start-up in Birmingham – an innovation marketplace. In addition to flexible office space, a wider membership offering will be provided. This will be open to all regional SMEs and corporates, professional service providers, entrepreneurs and micro-businesses in order to promote innovation exchange; an outward facing ‘skunk works’ generating new products and services across Greater Birmingham’s enterprise community.
The design ethos of the iCentrumTM building is focused on ‘Generation Z’; the cohort of people born after the Millennium – the ‘social media’ Generation – in order to create the place for Birmingham’s future entrepreneurs.
This is a free event, with tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Capacity is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience.