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West Midlands Innovation Accelerator Ideation Workshop 1: CleanTech – WMCA – 29/06/22


29 July 2022


14:00 – 17:00


STEAMhouse, Training Room, 9-43 Belmont Row, Birmingham, B4 7RQ (virtual access available)


West Midlands Combined Authority, Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands, and SWM

The Event

Aligning with the West Midlands Plan for Growth, the Innovation Accelerator will build on our Manufacturing and Engineering strengths and be focused on two key areas, HealthTech & MedTech and CleanTech. On Wednesday 29th June, WMCA invites partners to join our Ideation Workshop 1, focussing on CleanTech, to help validate identified challenges and opportunities, refining areas of intervention requirements in preparation for expressions of interest opening in the second half of July 2022. It is possible attend the in-person event at the STEAMhouse (tickets limited to 50) or to access virtually via a link (note you will only be able to see the presentation slides not the speakers and break-out sessions will be via a virtual break-out room). Workshop Agenda
  • Welcome from Chair
  • Overview and vision of Innovation Accelerators/ WM Innovation Accelerator
  • Overview of strengths, barriers and initial thoughts on interventions
  • Table discussions 1: Discussion opportunity and challenge areas
  • Comfort break
  • Table discussions 2: Discussion on intervention areas, both to validate areas, but also to start ideation process.
  • Next Steps in the process
About the West Midlands Innovation Accelerator Announced in the Government’s 2022 Levelling up White Paper, The West Midlands Innovation Accelerator serves the purpose of forging a new co-design relationship between the region and Government, ensuring the region benefits from the commitment to increase in overall UK public Research and Development (R&D) funding to £20bn by 2024/5. The Innovation Accelerator will be funded through a share of a new £100m fund, to be divided by three regional Innovation Accelerators over the next three years, to bolster the region’s innovation and R&D capability and capacity to spark commercial growth and investment. Access Further Information To understand more on the challenge and opportunity areas you can find more information here. If you are interested in further information about Ideation Workshop 2: HealthTech & MedTech, taking place on 4 July from 10am-1pm, you can register here.


Click here to register for the CleanTech Ideation workshop.

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