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BIRMINGHAM AND THE WIDER REGION ARE AT THE PULSATING HEART OF INNOVATIONS

10 reasons why the West Midlands is lighting the way to a digital revolution - From being the UK's first 5G test bid to the £700m development - ParadiseBham. The spotlight's firmly on the #WestMidlands with lots of exciting things still to come.

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BIRMINGHAM'S NEW PATH TO TRANSFORMATION

Peter Bishop, Director for Digital and Customers Services for Birmingham City Council explains how the council’s IT insourcing is laying the ground for a more agile approach to building digital services.

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BIRMINGHAM ECONOMIC REVIEW 2019 REVEALS BRUM'S STRENGTHS!

The report is the third annual Birmingham Economic Review, produced by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) and University of Birmingham’s City-Region Economic Development Institute (REDI), which aims to accelerate economic growth in the West Midlands.

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BCC WELCOMES THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TO BIRMINGHAM

On Wednesday 16th October 2019, we welcomed over 40 senior civil servants from the Government of India to Birmingham City Council (BCC) to share knowledge and best practise of innovative projects we've been working on across the city to shape our economic agenda.

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BDC SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENTS FOR SMES USING DATA!

Last week, the ERDF Big Data Corridor (BDC) project held it's final event which was aimed to provide an opportunity to roundup the projects work, and use the successes of the project to provide a standard for how cross-sector collaboration using big data analytics can accelerate progress, towards industry and local authority goals. 

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5 REASONS BIRMINGHAM'S TECH SCENE IS SO EXCITING!

Did you know that Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice, that it was the birthplace of the Balti, or that it has a burgeoning tech scene?  The answer is possibly not, and we think that’s an injustice to the city. While we can’t shed much light on the first two, we can tell you more about the tech scene and what makes it so exciting.

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BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL'S IT SERVICES RETURN IN-HOUSE!

Today (1 August 2019), the longstanding contract between Birmingham City Council (BCC) and Capita has largely ended, with most service being brought back in-house. The ICT services delivered by Capita on behalf of the council have returned to council management after a four-month transition period, while Capita will continue to support the council in providing a range of hosted and off-site services, such as data centre hosting.

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5G IS COMING TO THE WEST MIDLANDS

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been successful in winning the Urban Connected Communities’ national competition to be the major test bed for 5G.

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CITIZENS CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM FREE PUBLIC WI-FI!

Free public access Wi-Fi has been successfully installed in over 200 public buildings across Birmingham - making it easier than ever for citizens to access online services in buildings delivering council services.

See this interactive map for a connected building near you.



Digital Birmingham have collaborated with the key organisations to produce an ambitious framework, and a clear set of actions, for the future of the city. This is an exemplary smart city plan.

Peter Madden, CEO of the Future Cities Catapult