Collaborative partnerships with regional stakeholders
The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI) will be a catalyst for a step-change in regional collaboration.
Alongside funding from UKRI’s Research England and the matching funds from the University of Birmingham, we have secured matched funding from the leading regional stakeholders involved in planning and delivering growth policies. Key partners, providing matched funding, are:
Other partners include Birmingham City Council and the seven metropolitan Local Authorities in the West Midlands, the Midlands Engine and the University of Warwick.
We will dedicate this new collaborative space to co-locate secondments from these stakeholders, provide policy workshops and training programmes and engage national partners in WM REDI. This will enable better policy insights through collaborative research and new channels for knowledge exchange to help to rebalance the UK economy and create inclusive local economies.