The first-ever exhibition of local design, manufacturing and innovation has taken flight to the European Parliament in Brussels from 22th – 24th September showcasing the West Midlands’ achievements in innovation and infrastructure.
The visual centrepiece of the exhibition is BCU’s ‘Birmingham Made Me’ initiative, displaying iconic products originating from Birmingham and the West Midlands including Pashley cycles, an AGA Rangemaster door, 3D printed jewellery prototypes from Weston Beamor, ACME whistles, Brooks saddles and a Westfield sports car nose cone.
The exhibition, hosted by Neena Gill – MEP for the West Midlands with the support of Birmingham City Council, the Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels office partnership, was to demonstrate how organisations from our region are working with businesses to drive innovation in the manufacturing industry.
Speaking of the exhibition titled Greater Birmingham and the West Midlands: A European home of advanced manufacturing and innovation, Neena Gill MEP said: “I’m proud to be hosting this event to show a European audience what we in the West Midlands produce locally, in order to drive jobs, investment, and growth.”
Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City
Council commented: “The Midlands is a true engine for growth at the heart of the UK and Europe with manufacturing accounting for 13.9 per cent of the region’s output, well above the UK average.”
- The University of Birmingham;
- The University of Warwick;
- Aston University;
- Birmingham City University;
- The High Value Manufacturing Catapult;
- Birmingham City Council;
- Climate KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community)
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