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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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AME claims major innovation award win

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ is celebrating today after it secured a prestigious award for its pioneering work. The collaborative initiative between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) beat off a host of high profile organisations to secure the ‘Technology Innovation’ title at the Cotswold…

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What does Entrepreneurial University of the Year mean?

In case you missed it, Coventry University has been nominated for the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards. But what does that actually mean? Coventry University has a successful track record in these awards. The University has been named the Modern University of the Year in 2014, 2015 and…

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Coventry nominated for Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Coventry University’s enterprise and international activities are in the running for two separate accolades at the forthcoming Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2016. Initiatives such as Coventry University Social Enterprise (CUSE) and the recently-launched African Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE) have helped to secure Coventry a nomination for the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ award. The…

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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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TradeIT project is an award winner

A project designed to support emerging SMEs in the food industry has been selected as a winner of a CommBeBiz Award 2016. TRADEIT, a collaboration between researchers and academics from Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship and the European food industry, will be presented with their award at the 25th ENB Congress in September held in Guimaraes, Portugal.…

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A closer look at the award-winning AME

After winning the coveted Business Partnership award at the recent Guardian University Awards, we thought we’d give you a little more information about the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME). The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Catalyst Fund, is a collaboration between Coventry…

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Coventry named University of the Year

Coventry University continued its unprecedented year of success tonight when it was named ‘University of the Year’ in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. The University fended off competition from five other shortlisted UK institutions to be awarded THE’s flagship accolade in recognition of its achievements and performance over the year. According to the…