Welcome to the UK's Science Capital
Greater Birmingham is the UK's best destination for starting up or growing a company.
Over £400m is being invested to further enhance our infrastructure for R&D.
Our local Enterprise Zones include 26 sites that offer simplified planning, discounts on business rates, enhanced support, funding opportunities and superfast broadband.
We welcome you to discover what Birmingham and the West Midlands have to offer.
Café Scientifique with Jeremy Pritchard on climate change and its effect on plants at Pure Bar on April 7 (free)
HS2 - A new High Speed line, fit for the 21st Century at Staffordshire University on April 9 (free)
Lunar Society Annual Lecture by Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director at Jaguar Land Rover on The connected car; how the motor industry is responding to the digital revolution at BCU on April 15 (free)
Keynote event with Brian Donnelly : How I built a $123m Silicon Valley start-up at Faraday Wharf on April 15 (free)
Launch Meeting: NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC Midlands at The Studio on April 23(free)
WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event in Cranmore park, Solihull on April 28(free)
Andrew Ellis, Professor of Photonics on Making light work of the internet: How photonics has powered the information revolution at Aston University on Apr 30 (free)
2015 Midlands Manufacturing & Engineering Show in Wolverhampton, on May 14
Insider Made in the Midlands Awards at the NEC Birmingham on May 20 (£)
Richard Crisp, Professor of Psychology on Adapting to Diversity at Aston University on May 20 (free)
Engineer Design and Innovation Show alongside the Subcon and Advanced Manufacturing Show at the NEC, Birmingham on June 2
VenturefestWM (West Midlands) at the NEC on June 30(free)
Biomedical Science Congress at the ICC Birmingham on September 15 (£)
Business Growth Show at the Edgbaston Cricket Club on September 30 (free)
"a great forum to highlight Birmingham's entrepreneurial technology businesses and for those involved in that community to share experiences and ideas" - Jon
Winners of Science Capital's Business Plan Awards:
Making electric vehicle production economically sustainable by David Bailey
Contacts for funding:
European regional development support including West Midlands schemes.
SMART R&D grants for proof of market/concept/prototyping for SMEs
Members & partners
- Aston University
- Binding Site
- Birmingham Cancer Centre
- Birmingham City Council
- Blueberry Consultants
- Boilerhouse Media
- FD Solutions
- Harrison Goddard Foote
- Growth Accelerator
- The Information Daily
- The Lunar Society
- Marks & Clerk
- Technology Strategy Board
- University of Birmingham
- Warwick Medical School
- Wilson Gunn
- Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
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