Midlands Excellence Organisational Improvement Programme (MidEx)

The MidEx programme aims to generate a sustained positive benefit to the performance of organisations across the Midlands region through collaboration with private, public and third sector organisations. We offer a core sector of activities to strengthen the relationship between research, teaching and practitioner engagement.

About MidEx

About MidEx

Learn more about the work that is taking place in the Midlands Excellence Organisational Improvement Programme

Resources

Resources

MidEx offers resources for student consultancy, research collaboration and a community for on-going partnerships and networks.

Partners

Partners

Find out about the organisations and practitioners that MidEx works with through collaborative projects included applied research and consultancy.

 

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?
Description
Our first guest blog from Patrick Willcocks, policy commentator focused on cities and their economic and environmental policy issues (UrbanPivot); a teaching fellow at the UoB Business school focusing on Europe and regional development and a private consultant working on EU funding and policy.
Date:
Wednesday 27th April 2016
We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else
Description
Migration is a central theme in the debate over Britain's membership of the EU before the referendum in June. But the focus is often upon migrants from eastern Europe, with migrants from everywhere else in Europe largely absent from such discussions. Perhaps because those from the east are newer to the European community, it is they who are often portrayed as a problem.
Date:
Saturday 23rd April 2016
Are you listening Sir Bob – Birmingham wins the RCUK Urban Living Partnership Call - a new big boost towards Birmingham as the collaborative future city
Description
Richard Kenny narrates some of the journey so far in responding to this Call and tries to put his finger on Birmingham's initial success in engaging with RCUK and Innovate UK in their radical joined up approach to future cities, urban living and innovation.
Date:
Friday 22nd April 2016