Ingenuity 2020: Create Prosperity

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Learn about the challenges currently facing our communities, and looking for ways to make those communities stronger, more interconnected.

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Launching… Ingenuity West Midlands 2020

We are delighted to invite you to our digital launch and hear from regional experts on the challenge of Creating Prosperity.

This vibrant session will be via 45-minute webinar format where you will:

· Hear a range of perspectives on the challenge from individuals in the region, academia and commercial organisations

· Find out more about Ingenuity West Midlands and who’s involved

· Discover more about the national Ingenuity 2020 Summer Events programme and plans for 2020/21

· Have an opportunity to ask questions and share your comments

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Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson is a Senior Researcher at Warwick Institute for Employment Research. His recent work has focused on inclusive growth, productivity, social mobility, and skills support to disadvantaged groups including disabled people, people with mental health issues, young offenders, care leavers, homeless people, and teenage parents.

Paula Whitehouse

Paula Whitehouse is Associate Dean for Enterprise at Aston’s College of Business and Social Sciences, and Director of the Aston Centre for Growth which she co-founded in 2014. Paula leads on the development of growth programmes and other business support initiatives at the Centre which have provided targeted support to over 1,000 SMEs since its inception, and takes a strategic lead on Aston’s start-up support for students and graduates.

Paula is a member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Growth Hub Management Board, and a founder member of the Venturefest West Midlands Steering Group, and led a collaboration with University of Birmingham Enterprise and Minerva Business Angels to create Minerva Birmingham, a new business angel investor group, and Pitch Up, a competition for entrepreneurs which has been a key feature of Venturefest West Midlands since 2015.

About Ingenuity

Ingenuity 2020 is a nationwide programme pioneered by the University of Nottingham; and we, the University of Warwick, are very proud to be working in partnership with Nottingham to host Ingenuity West Midlands, enabling us to explore challenges with a regional focus. The four Ingenuity challenges seek to address elements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are framed as follows:

· Build community

· Tackle climate change

· Improve health

· Create prosperity

To find out more Ingenuity 2020 visit our website

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions please contact enterprise@warwick.ac.uk

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