Business innovation challenge

Businesses are being challenged to improve their innovation strategy with the help of design experts at Coventry University.

The university’s design hub wants businesses to get in touch with them so staff can help in developing innovation strategies for firms.

The Design Hub is leading the way in responding to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills’ new white paper Innovation Nation, which has called for sharing of knowledge between the public and private sectors.

Innovation challenge project manager Julia Stew said: “We’re inviting businesses across the West Midlands to get in touch to find out how we can help them to develop their innovation strategy.  We can help with concept development, industrial design, graphic design and initial prototyping.”

For more details see Coventry University. 

Fast Forward winners are crowned

A panel of top car experts decides who has designed the best car to win the ideasforlife.tv Fast Forward competition.

Groups of students from three schools have spent the last two months designing their own car from scratch, with the help of advice from experts from across the West Midlands, as part of the challenge.

It’s the last lap of the contest where the students pitch their designs to the panel of judges in their bid to win the title.

  Fast Forward final