Birmingham voted top for business tourism

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

£3.2 million Innovation Engine project given green light

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The £3.2 million Innovation Engine project – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – has been given the go-ahead. The initiative will identify health, sustainability and transport challenges of larger organisations and build local SME and university consortia

Service launched to help businesses recruit from diverse backgrounds

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British Asian online lifestyle magazine, DESiblitz.com, has launched a new service aimed at helping businesses to recruit from diverse backgrounds. Based at the Serendip Smart City Incubator at Innovation Birmingham Campus’ iCentrum building, DESiblitz.com has launched DESIblitz Jobswhich aims to

£2m funding delivers stimulus for Birmingham’s entrepreneurs

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Innovation Birmingham, Alta Innovations and the University of Birmingham have secured £2.05m funding from the European Union to deliver business support and incubation services for the city’s hi-tech entrepreneurs and SMEs. The funding sees Birmingham’s two science parks unite to

Innovation Birmingham appoints Beatfreeks for new digital – tech art collaboration

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Innovation Birmingham has partnered with creative youth engagement agency, Beatfreeks, to deliver a new art meets tech ‘facilitator’. The research project, funded by Arts Council England, is shaping a new initiative that will drive innovation in the region by supporting

Scaleup 2016 expo set to help British businesses grow

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The mammoth ScaleUp 2016 expo is set to bring together Britain’s top entrepreneurs to help younger, ambitious businesses, get to the next level. Hundreds of founders are expected to attend the event on November 3, organised by small business support

Are you the best British mobile start-up?

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Professional services firm KPMG is offering some of the Midlands’ best mobile-related start-ups the opportunity to showcase their businesses next month at the firm’s Best of British Mobile Startups 2017 competition. The regional event for the Midlands will take place