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Gearing up for the Industrial Devolution

Paul Noon, pro-vice-chancellor for enterprise and innovation at Coventry University, discusses devolution and how the region’s universities can play a key role in helping the West Midlands to grow and prosper. In May this year, the West Midlands will elect its first ever metropolitan mayor. This is a significant moment for the region as we…

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Food for thought on Cornish tourism

The impact of cream teas, pasties and clotted cream on St Ives’ tourism industry has been deconstructed by academics. Researchers from Coventry University have been examining the impact that food tourism has on local economies, specifically in one of Cornwall’s holiday hotspots, St Ives. With a third of tourists’ money across Europe estimated to be…

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What capabilities might we need for the 21st Century?

Guest blog written by Mark Holton, Group director of organisation development, Coventry University We can all read thousands of books that talk and advise about the traditional leadership and management skills needed to plan, manage projects, work efficiently as a team and cope with organisational change.  However, in this Snapchat, Instagram, Pokemon Go generation, I feel…

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The future of transport systems?

An exciting new project led by Coventry City Council, with Coventry University, will see the development of a program to demonstrate how real-world connected cars interacts with surrounding infrastructure. Intelligent Variable Message Systems (iVMS) will assess how connected and automated vehicles interact on key routes leading into Coventry’s City Centre. iVMS will draw on cutting edge expertise…

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Pokemon Go – the marketing tool

Within 5 days of release in the US, PokemonGO surpassed Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram in terms of the number of users. It is an enormous sensation and, as with all trending sensations, businesses immediately look for ways to capitalise and utilise it to their ends. But what is it and how can business take advantage?…

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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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Coventry aiming to tackle lifestyle diseases through Stellenbosch partnership

The Enterprise & Innovation team at Coventry University are running an Inter-KT programme which provides funding for academic staff attempting to establish a correlation between chronic inflammation – and the onset of type2 diabetes – following pre-established research carried out at the University of Stellenbosch. The project will allow researchers to go on secondments at international…