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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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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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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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Construction starts on uni’s new transport design centre

Work is underway on Coventry University’s multimillion pound National Transport Design Centre, which is being established to boost design innovation in the sector and bridge a shortfall in creative skills. The centre will feature a six metre power wall allowing designers and engineers to explore transport concepts in virtual reality, and will also have projection…

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‘Fab Lab’ set to open in Coventry

A new hub for innovation in digital technology and manufacturing is set to open in Coventry city centre. The ‘Fab Lab” project has been led by a collaboration of local influencers including Coventry University, University of Warwick, Coventry City Council’s Job Shop, Positive Youth Foundation and Imagineer Productions. The aim is to bolster the city’s…