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Formula 1 driving simulation technology could help put the UK on the fast track to self-driving vehicles 

16 Aug 18

A new research programme by WMG at the University of Warwick, and XPI Simulation, co-funded by Innovate UK, is examining the potential for applying the simulation technology used to train Formula 1® drivers for the testing and certification of …


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Westminster tourists branded ‘idiots’ over grinning and posing for selfies at terror attack scene 

15 Aug 18

A Facebook page for a man of the same name says he lives in Birmingham, works as a shop manager, and has studied at Sudan University of Science and Technology…


News
Fans will be able to watch sold-out shows at arenas in Birmingham thanks virtual reality partnership. 

10 Aug 18

NEC Group venues are entering the world of virtual reality (VR) which will allow fans in to watch sold-out shows.


News
West Midlands project to teach connected cars the rules of the road 

3 Aug 18

The West Midlands is one of just seven regions worldwide taking part in a new pilot scheme to teach self-driving cars the rules of the road.


Blog feature
Midlands based global doyens of darkness are LED into daylight 

2 Aug 18

Midlands based Global darkroom specialists Paterson Photographic Ltd in Tiptonhave addeddaylight to darkness in their leading studio and theatre lighting thanks to LED technology support from WMG at the University of Warwick.


Event
ThinkTank Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

1 Aug 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Millennium Point FREE (suitable for under 18s) Engineering Open House Day is an annual event hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology which sees companies from across the UK open their doors to give children …


Event
BBC Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

31 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at The Mailbox FREE (suitable for under 18s) BBC Blue Rooms in Birmingham will be opening its doors for visitors to get hands on with some of the future technology trends the BBC is looking at right now.


News
Centuries of life on Cannock Chase Retold in new exhibition 

26 Jul 18

PEOPLE interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition set to tour the county’s libraries.


Blog feature
NASA chief praises Warwick’s satellite programme 

26 Jul 18

NASA’s principal advisor on technology and programmes has praised the University of Warwick’s satellite project WUSAT , calling it “remarkable work”.


Blog feature
The Right Manual For Your Product 

24 Jul 18

Picture the scenario.


Blog comment
Valerie chairs Q&A at the EEF in Birmingham 

24 Jul 18

I was delighted to be able to join Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP in Birmingham on 24 July where I chaired a QA session at the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF).


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Tech Awards recruit Robert Walters as sponsor 

9 Jul 18

Specialist technology recruitment agency is supporting BirminghamLive’s West Midlands Tech Awards by sponsoring the Digital Investor category…


News
Lichfield Cathedral School celebrates science and engineering at Lichfield Cathedral 

27 Jun 18

A science and engineering event has seen more than 250 students visit Lichfield.


Blog feature
Sign of success 

25 Jun 18

A student’s snap of one of our bush dogs so impressed zoo bosses that it has been made into a stunning sign outside the enclosure.


Event
James Dooley, 24 Jun 2018 

23 Jun 18

24 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at Birmingham Conservatoire As part of this year’s Supersonic Festival, The Moog Sound Lab will be hosted by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

21 Jun 18

Response by Dudley Council to Thomas Pemberton on 21 June 2018 .


Council
Clear about crystals 

21 Jun 18

Free scientific workshops about crystals and how their properties can be used to make new technology, will take place at Central Library next month.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

19 Jun 18

Response by Coventry City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 19 June 2018 .


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BirminghamLive launches new West Midlands Tech Awards 

19 Jun 18

Sign up here for our new awards which will celebrate the top technology and digital businesses, investors and innovators across the region…


Business
Zaun helps secure landmark Nigeria tower with SR2 mesh PAS68 gates 

18 Jun 18

A landmark mixed-use development in Nigeria has been secured by the latest British perimeter technology.


Blog feature
Living Memory Project Upcoming Activities 

18 Jun 18

The Living Memory Project (a two-year project) are working across the Black Country to celebrate different aspects of everyday life that have been captured through people’s own photographs.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

14 Jun 18

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Thomas Pemberton on 14 June 2018 .


Business
Office move consultancy saves Bromsgrove tech company tens of thousands of pounds 

13 Jun 18

A Birmingham integrated office move management, design and fit out consultancy has helped a Bromsgrove technology company save money on the design and fit out of its new office building.


News
Jaguar Land Rover to move production of its Discovery model from Solihull to Slovakia.  

12 Jun 18

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that is will be moving production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV model from the Solihull factory to Slovakia from next year.


FOI
IT Infrastructure 

12 Jun 18

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Daniel Shaw on 12 June 2018 .


News
Police to introduce new roadside breathalyser technology allowing for on-the-spot proof of drink driving. 

11 Jun 18

The government has announced tougher measures on drink-driving in order to improve road safety.


Blog feature
Students in focus 

11 Jun 18

It was far from a snap decision when DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood picked the winners in a college photography competition.


Business
EVENT: Advanced Technologies for the Aerospace Supply Chain 

7 Jun 18

Join HK3D and Mitsubishi EDM atIn-Comm’s Training and Manufacturing Group event on Thursday 28th June.


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Star Trek-style lasers to transform healthcare are a step nearer reality 

7 Jun 18

Aston University boffins working on making sci-fi technology a reality…


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150,000 Birmingham jobs at risk due to automation 

7 Jun 18

Technology will make many existing jobs redundant.


Business
We’re at Automechanika Birmingham 2018 

6 Jun 18

Have you stopped off at ourAutomechanika Birminghamstand? Our experts are on hand to discuss the latest products and technology in the industry today.


Blog comment
City research: the world’s first liquid air energy storage plant, opening today 

5 Jun 18

In 2014, the world’s first research centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham established a five-year research chair appointment under the leadership of Professor Yulong Ding.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

5 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 5 June 2018 .


FOI
IT Infrastructure 

5 Jun 18

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Daniel Shaw on 5 June 2018 .


Blog arts
Breaking the Ice 

5 Jun 18

TITANIC – The Musical Birmingham Hippodrome, Monday 4 th June, 2018   This story about belief in the infallibility of technology is delayed by a technical hitch, sort of foreshadowing what is to befall the ill-fated ‘unsinkable’ ship – …


Business
Visit Arlington Automotive at Automechanika 2018 this week. 

4 Jun 18

Arlington Automotive will be exhibiting at #Automechanika tomorrow on stand H17, where representatives from our Midlands and North East facilities will be on hand to share their expert knowledge on all the latest products and technology.


Blog
If you agree? Would you sign my petition please? 

3 Jun 18

OK – this is not political but something that has been annoying me for a couple of years.


Local news
New office building approved as land sold for multi-storey Park and Ride for Longbridge 

31 May 18

A new office building for Longbridge Technology Park has been given the go ahead by city planners, as developers sell pocket of land to pave the way for  a multi-storey revamp for Longbridge station Park and Ride car park.


Business
TMG Open House: Advanced technologies for the aerospace supply chain 

31 May 18

In-Comm Training and Manufacturing Group, in collaboration with our technical partners, would like to invite you to a special ‘open house’ at the £4m Marches Centre of Manufacturing Technology (MCMT) in Bridgnorth.


FOI
IT Infrastructure 

30 May 18

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Daniel Shaw on 30 May 2018 .


Business
Hexagon acquires NEXTSENSE GmbH, a leader in industrial measurement and inspection solution 

29 May 18

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of NEXTSENSE, a leading innovator in non-contact profile measurement and surface inspection.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

21 May 18

Response by Dudley Council to Thomas Pemberton on 21 May 2018 .


Blog feature
Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers 

21 May 18

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

18 May 18

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Thomas Pemberton on 18 May 2018 .


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

18 May 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Thomas Pemberton on 18 May 2018 .


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

18 May 18

Response by Coventry City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 18 May 2018 .


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

18 May 18

Request sent to Dudley Council by Thomas Pemberton on 18 May 2018 .


Business
Chemique Adhesives to exhibit at Made In The Midlands Expo 

16 May 18

Walsall-based manufacturer, Chemique Adhesives will be showcasing its extensive range of adhesives and support services at this year’s Made in The Midlands exhibition.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

16 May 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 16 May 2018 .


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

16 May 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Thomas Pemberton on 16 May 2018 .







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