Businesses invited to visit University for Low Carbon Innovation Collaboration

Worcestershire Businesses engaged in low carbon Innovation are invited to join the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme Team on a visit to Birmingham City University (BCU) to gain an insight into collaboration with Universities.

Universities can offer expertise to help businesses meet challenges in new product development or optimise processes to make existing products and unlock funding opportunities for Research & Development. The visit will be beneficial to Worcestershire based businesses that have less than 250 staff and are engaged in or planning development of a product or service that will save energy or reduce material use OR developing a resource efficient manufacturing process.

Attendees will hear from BCU specialists from the Institute for Sustainable Futures providing support around Advanced manufacturing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Construction, Digital Health, Digital Productivity, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Technologies. And from STEAMhouse,an innovation and creative facility that can provide access to specialist equipment and advice from marketing to manufacturing.

Businesses will be able to learn what expertise, facilities and funding is available to them, how to engage & collaborate with higher education institutions and examples of businesses that have already benefited ranging from light weighting of automotive components to harnessing big data to develop products

The visit is being held on 7 May, between 12:15 – 4pm at Birmingham City University, City Centre Campus, Curzon Street, B4 7XG
Places for the visit are limited.

Businesses can register their attendance by visiting the eventbrite page here or will need to contact the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme team via email sustainability@worcestershire.gov.uk or Telephone: 01905 846 581