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A Case for Transformational Entrepreneurship: ZaaCoal Social Enterprise

Written by: Dr Stephen Dobson, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University Since he was child Amin Sulley, from Ghana, has always thought a little differently about life and perhaps noticed things in his everyday surroundings that others tended to overlook.  But, above all Amin has always stopped to ask the most simple of questions…

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Technology and Legislation are changing our relationship with the car

PARADIGM SHIFTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND LEGISLATION ARE CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CAR, AND NOW IT’S TRANSPORT’S TIME TO SHINE Guest post from Ed Stubbs, Senior Lecturer in Automotive and Transport Design at Coventry University One of the unexpected side-effects of the rapidly-approaching autonomous car movement is that our historical relationship with the car – the…

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Multiplicity: The Varied Roles of Universities Supporting Small Businesses

Guest blog by: David Pickernell: Visiting Professor, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University 2016 has heralded a period of significant uncertainty for the UK economy, and this is likely to continue for several years. It is precisely during such times, however, that innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship become even more important, as new products, services,…

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The future of retail looks Amazoning!

Are Amazon about to change the face of retail forever? The online giant has already revolutionised the way we buy things. They are the biggest name in online shopping and have been for some time. They pioneered next day delivery services like Prime and now even have a service where you can get same-day delivery…

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Industrial strategy statement

Commenting on the launch of the industrial strategy today (23 January 2017) Professor John Latham, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University and Chair of University Alliance, a group of universities focused on preparing students for a career in industry and the professions said: “Universities will be key to the success of this industrial strategy, and we…

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Uni’s cyber security spin-out given GCHQ boost

A spin-out spawned from a link-up between Coventry University and tech transfer firm Crossword Cybersecurity has been selected to join a GCHQ-backed initiative to tackle online threats. CyberOwl, which launched last year with investment from Mercia Fund Management, is one of only seven start-ups invited onto the unique accelerator which is run by GCHQ and…

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Coventry University secures Highways England training contract

Coventry University is set to deliver leadership training on behalf of the government company that oversees the operation, maintenance and improvement of England’s motorways and major A roads. The University’s commercial arm, CU Services Ltd, has secured the contract to deliver Highways England’s Roads Academy Programme. Now in its seventh year, the Roads Academy is…

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Coventry experts aim to solve ‘world’s worst traffic’

Experts from Coventry University visited Jakarta recently to look at ways they could help ease the city’s crippling traffic congestion. According to a recent survey based on satellite navigation data, Indonesia’s capital city suffers from the ‘worst traffic in the world’ with one traffic jam earlier this year lasting 35 hours and the average driver…