ERC held a joint workshop with Midlands Innovation for researchers with an interest in innovation systems and local policy. The 25 attendees represented all Midlands universities.

Presentations covered some recent survey work on business innovation in Coventry (Stephen Roper, ERC), the work of Midlands Innovation (Sue Clayton, Nottingham), City-ERDI (Simon Collinson, Birmingham and the recent Midlands Engine SIA (Pam Waddell, Science City).

Presentations from the event can be viewed via the links below:

Stephen Roper , ERC:

Sue Clayton, Midlands Innovation:

Simon Collinson, City REDI :

Pam Waddell, Birmingham Science City Alliance :

Discussion in the latter half of the meeting focussed on the Midlands SIA and identified a number of ideas for potential collaborative research projects. Two further meetings are planned. For more details regarding the next seminar please email  Jiao Liu, Centre Manager, ERC, WBS.