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Upcoming Events

Developing with HoloLens: The Path to Mixed Reality by Mike Taulty, Microsoft at the e-Innovation centre, University of Wolverhampton on April 18 (free)

Aero Engine Forum: MAA conference at the ICC Birmingham on April 18-20 (£££)

Final debate of candidates for Mayor of Greater Birmingham at the Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World at the NEC complex on April 23 (free)

Med-Tech Innovation Expo at Ricoh Arena on April 26 (free)

HS2 awareness event organized by JLR and MEBC at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire on April 27 (free)

Midlands Perspectives on the GB and WM economy with Richard Prothero, ONS
Tim Moore, IHS Markit and David Hearne, MEF at Curzon Building on April 28 (free)

Energy Catalyst competition by DFID and BEIS at thestudio in Birmingham on May 3 (free)

Liability v. Innovation: Unpacking key connections by Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz at Keele University on May 4 (free)

SMART Cities and Smarter working hybrid seminar workshop with Rick Robinson, Amey and Richard Davies, Climate KIC at Faraday Wharf on May 8 (free)

The future of resources: how can we meet the challenge? by Veolia at the ThinkTank on May 10 (free)

IChemE AGM & Presidential Address at the International Convention Centre Birmingham on May 10

Dentistry Research Showcase - Science in the Commercial World at the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham on May 11 (free)

Oliver Hart, Andrew E Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University on Incomplete Contracts and Control at University of Warwick on May 17 (free)

Made in the Midlands Exhibition at Ricoh Arena on May 17 (free)

Funding your Sustainable Goals: Unleashing your Environmental Potential at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust on May 17

Lunar Society Discussion Dinner with Lord Best at Edgbaston Priory Club on May 18 (£)

Research Showcase in the Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on May 19 (free)

edie Live: the UK’s destination event for sustainable business at the NEC from May 23-24 (free)

Securing the future of aerospace across the UK, a conference for LEPs and Devolved Administrations at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa on May 25 (free)

Resilience of the UK Food System Workshop by the The Knowledge Transfer Network at the Conference Aston Meeting Suite on May 30 (free)

Inspiring Minds: Lunar Society event with Colin Diamond, CBE, Executive Director for Education, Birmingham City Council on June 6

GBSLEP Annual General Meeting on June 16

Venturefest West Midlands at the NEC on June 27 (free)

Aston Inaugural by Anthony Hilton on Adventures in Applied Microbiology at Aston University on June 29 (free)

International Workshop on Autonomous Remanufacturing at the University of Birmingham on July 4 (free)

International Conference on Women in Physics at the University of Birmingham from July 17-21 (£)

WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC Birmingham on July 20 (£)

Creating Homes, Building Communities with Jennie Daly, Clive Skidmore, Angus Michie by Movers&Shakers at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel on September 13 (£)

Who's Developing the West Midlands by Movers&Shakers with Richard Pearce, TCN UK & Peter Ferrari, AshbyCapital at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel on November 10 (£)

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