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Funding from Europe has contributed significantly to Birmingham and the West Midland’s research and innovation into solving very important health conditions affecting millions of people across the world. The picture on the left shows figures allocated to three EU funded health projects undertaken in Birmingham. FP7 research […]

Climate change is a global issue we cannot afford to ignore. Birmingham City Council has set itself an ambitious aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 60% by 2027 compared against levels from 1990. The Council has set out a Green Commission outlining clear priorities for […]

As the USE-IT! project gains its momentum, activities in the community intensify. On 14 June, the first USE-IT! Community meeting gathered over 40 residents and representatives of organisations that are already working on the ground. We shared our thoughts and ideas around greater engagement with […]

Two project proposals submitted by two Birmingham universities have been awarded with Horizon 2020 funding to support research on radically new technologies. Horizon 2020 is incredibly competitive with the success rate of 1.4%. In 2014/2015, a total of 822 proposals were submitted for the €40 million call […]

Scientific teams from the Neurodis Foundation in Lyon and the Aston Brain Centre in Birmingham came together in Lyon from 23 – 25 September 2014 to formalise a partnership agreement in the area of neuroscience. The Neurodis Foundation supports a network of 800 researchers and […]

Exactly 50 years ago, on the 19th of April 1966 three cities Birmingham, Frankfurt and Lyon signed a partnership agreement that started unprecedented period of enhanced collaboration. Birmingham and Frankfurt are celebrating 50 years of joint working. Lyon has been partnered with both cities for […]

It is not only the destination that is important, but the journey In the midst of the relentless momentum of the project life cycle, the peer review experience has offered a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect upon the policy challenge that we have set […]

Why is the Urban M project of interest to you/ to your organisation?   In my role as Interim Head of Employment and Skills, I am always keen to support projects which address one of our city’s most important challenges:  the low skill level in […]

The kick off meeting for the Urban Manufacturing project was a fantastic initial opportunity to meet project managers and policy representatives from the seven other partnerships.  As host city we wanted to give partners a flavour of what Birmingham has to offer in terms of […]

More than 450 faith representatives from across the region attended a landmark conference organised by the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and the University of Birmingham on Monday 27th November. Delegates at the ‘Mayor and Faith Conference: Faith in the West Midlands’ discussed […]