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Honorary degree for river cruise entrepreneur

An East End entrepreneur who left school with no qualifications the day before his 16th birthday is to receive honorary degree from Coventry University London this week. Gary Beckwith, founder and owner of River Thames cruise company City Cruises PLC, will collect an honorary doctorate of business administration in recognition of his significant contribution to…

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Discover the award-winning TRADEIT Project

As reported recently, TRADEIT, a project within the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), is to receive a Commbebiz Award at the EBN Congress in September. Commbebiz is a Europe-wide organisation dedicated to providing links between bioeconomy research and business. TRADEIT is an enterprise that aims to support traditional food producers by addressing barriers to growth…

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Meet ICTE: The International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

The ICTE is a unique Centre, formed to support sustainable socio-economic transformation through systemic approaches to entrepreneurship in communities. Within this context, ‘transformational entrepreneurship’ refers to a holistic and heuristic orientation in terms of entrepreneurship promotion and combines the individual and other sub-systems (such as society and institutions) interacting and collaborating to create a positive framework…

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Honorary doctorates for motor industry supremos

Two of the UK’s top motor industry names are being awarded honorary doctorates during Wednesday’s graduation ceremony at Coventry University. Ian Callum, director of design for Jaguar and a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), will collect an honorary doctorate of arts (Hon DArts) this morning in recognition of his significant achievements as a leader of…

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Coventry’s transport research team supports £7million connected driving project

Coventry University is joining forces with partners across academia, government and industry on a new project to create one of the world’s most advanced environments for connected and autonomous driving. Researches from the University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport will be working on the newly launched UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE) project. Announced…

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Future Flight Deck Project

Coventry University along with General Electric Aviation Systems, BAE Systems and the University of Southampton has just agreed a large-scale research contract funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board. The design of the next generation of flight decks will primarily be driven by the requirements to support aircraft operation in a Single European Airspace/ NextGen…

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University’s industry link up spawns cyber-security spin-out

Cyber security specialists at Coventry University in partnership with industry counterparts have created a new commercial venture to tackle virtual threats in the computer connected Smart Cities of the 21st century. The University and Crossword Cybersecurity Plc – an ISDX listed tech transfer company – joined forces last year to investigate early warning systems for…