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Supporting a power shift from Westminster to the West Midlands

Paul Noon, pro-vice-chancellor for Enterprise and Innovation at Coventry University, welcomes the new West Midlands Metro Mayor and suggests a collective effort is required to help him achieve his ambitions for the region. (Originally posted on Insidermedia.com 10/05/2017) After months of campaigning with debate and discussions taking place across all four corners of the region and…

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Boost for arts organisations as new business support project kicks off 

A new £400k initiative led by Creative United and supported by Coventry University’s Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) will provide free business advice to culture and arts organisations, companies and entrepreneurs around the UK. The Arts Council England-funded ‘Prosper’ programme aims to support around 70 organisations in the arts, museum and library sectors by…

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Education Select Committee Brexit inquiry

Brexit will allow some universities to ‘go global’ while others will reduce in size – Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University tells MPs. Giving evidence to the Education Select Committee at Oxford University back in January on the impact of Brexit on higher education, Prof Latham said: “Brexit doesn’t give us more advantage to…

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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…

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Leading the Way Competiton (B&L)

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 to launch your concept onto the market. This competition is open to all staff and students…

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Rural businesses plug into greener vehicles

Should rural businesses plug into electric vehicles? – That’s what a recent study in rural Warwickshire sought to answer. The results of the study, announced as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s nationwide Festival of Social Science, are being discussed at an event next month. Businessmen and women interesting in testing out the…

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A new kind of collaboration

Paul Noon, pro vice-chancellor of enterprise and innovation at Coventry University discusses a “new kind of collaboration”. The word “collaboration” is a word that is bandied around a lot in higher education circles. Likewise the word “innovation” – I should know; it’s in my job title. While often repeated these words do in fact say a lot…

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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…