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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…

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How Star Wars conquered Christmas tradition

Guest post by Dr. Darren R. Reid On December 25th, 120 Odeon cinemas will open across the nation to screen the new Star Wars film, Rogue One. On many levels, the very idea seems to offend traditional British sensibilities. Why would anyone, so the logic goes, want to abandon the traditional trappings of turkey, family, and Brussels…

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Rethinking the way we promote entrepreneurship – Taking this discussion further

Prof Tobie de Coning, Stellenbosch University and Visiting Professor at Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, takes the discussion further regarding rethinking the way entrepreneurship is promoted. I have been working actively in the broad field of Entrepreneurship for most of my academic career, a career that stretches over almost four decades. It has…

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Coventry University links up with environmental company

Coventry University have partnered with a Lancashire-based environmental company to help increase the amount of wildlife and environmentally-friendly areas in urban areas.   SEL Environmental have entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University’s Centre for Agroecology and Water Resilience (CAWR), to deliver the benefits of green space and wildlife friendly habitats into the…

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Coventry Commercial Design Competition (A&H)

This competition is open to all staff and students in the faculty of Arts & Humanities Ever watched The Apprentice and thought ‘I could do better?’ Maybe you’ve seen a gap in the market for a new type of hair-dryer, drinks bottle or mobile app? Enter our Commercial Design Competition for a chance to win £10,000…