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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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Rethinking the way we think about Entrepreneurship

Gideon Maas, the Director of our International Centre for International Entrepreneurship shares his views on business in the 21st century in our latest piece for BusinessInsider.com. Our global economy is changing. Some say, not without substance, that it’s actually in crisis. Certainly there is growing inequality and real problems around social mobility across the world.…

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University’s Trade Mission to Indonesia

Coventry University and a group of hi-tech companies from the Midlands are embarking on a trade mission to the world’s third largest country to coincide with the Indo Aerospace Show – a global aerospace industry event. The delegation is being jointly organised by the University and the Department of International Trade and will feature companies…

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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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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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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…