Birmingham tops start-up league

Britain created a record-breaking number of companies last year, with Birmingham awarded most entrepreneurial UK city outside London, according to new figures released by StartUp Britain, the campaign group for entrepreneurs. Analysis of Companies House data shows that 17,473 new

Synapse appoints new Finance and Operations Manager to support rapid growth

Spreadsheet solutions provider, Synapse Information, has appointed Ruth McFarland as Finance and Operations Manager to support the businesses next stage of growth. Founded by a group of British database experts in 2013 and with experience Silicon Valley experience who gained

Wambiz announces ongoing partnership to deliver ‘Safebook 4 Schools’

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based start-up WAMBIZ, has partnered with St Michael’s Church of England (CofE) High School and the West Midlands Police to bridge the teacher-student communication disconnect. By creating a new student-inspired private social network that allows staff and students

Innovation Birmingham jets off to India in new partnership with Tech Link Group

Innovation Birmingham will take a select group of the SMEs based at the Campus to India in 2017, to explore investment and partnership opportunities in an economy and market which has become even more significant to Britain following the decision

LightwaveRF’s launches Amazon’s Eco Alexa voice control

Connected devices specialist, LightwaveRF, has announced that Amazon’s Eco Alexa voice control is to be used on their products, enabling users to remotely control light, heat, power and security through an application. The application allows LightwaveRF to operate its range

Tinyme launches augmented reality kids book

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based design, software development and manufacturing start-up, Tinyme, has launched a fully personalised, augmented reality kids book, The Amazing Alphabet. The Amazing Alphabet is a beautiful, keepsake book that is uniquely personalised and custom printed for each child.

Birmingham voted top for business tourism

Birmingham has been ranked as the country’s favourite business tourism destination outside of London, ahead of Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds. UK-based event organisers also revealed that Birmingham was the preferred choice outside of the capital to host events on this

Kaido wins EIT Health Award

Digital health business, Kaido, has been crowned one of seven winners at this year’s EIT Health UK-Ireland Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Awards. The Kaido Insights platform uses big data and professional health expertise from the clinical and sports science space to empower individuals

Conigital Group showcase future of transport at Innovate UK 2016

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based start-up Conigital, was one of just 25 businesses to exhibit their innovation at this year’s Innovate UK 2016 event, demonstrating the next generation of driverless vehicles to an audience of over 2,500 of the UK’s leading innovators,

LightwaveRF raises £1m at discount, offers investors same terms

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based tenant, LightwaveRF, has raised £1 million at a big discount to its recent high as it looks to build its sales efforts on the back of last week’s news its ‘smart home’ products could be controlled via

Climate-KIC recognises West Midlands trailblazers for innovation

Two West Midlands energy consultants have been selected as two of just 10 people across Europe to be awarded a new certificate for skills in’ Promoting Innovation’. Developed by Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, the new certification gives

Breaking Free Group top global digital health awards

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based Breaking Free Group has been announced as one of just 29 digital healthcare companies from the UK recognised in this year’s Global Health 100 Award list. Over the past three years, the Global Digital Health 100 has

brightLET announces collaboration with national insurance provider

Disruptive letting technology provider, brightLET, has announced an on-going collaboration with national commercial property insurer, Riverdale Insurance. A cloud based lettings and property management platform for landlords, tenants and tradesmen, brightLET provides a 360-degree service which enables users to advertise,

Innovation Birmingham CEO awarded Ecosystem Contributor of the Year

Innovation Birmingham CEO, Dr David Hardman MBE, has received an award from Silicon Canal, recognising his notable contribution towards developing Birmingham’s impressive tech ecosystem. The Silicon Canal Tech Awards is set to become a major annual event for the city,

Midlands businesses look to Future Markets for export advice

More than 50 Midlands companies hoping to expand into new markets or who are looking to start trading globally are closer to achieving their ambitions after attending the first Future Markets event this week (8 November, 2016). The event at