November Wider Outlook

Novembers Wider Outlook is now available

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This issue includes:

Page 1 Witty report on HE role in the Economy

Page 2 Review of the Leverhulme Visit to the University

Page 3 In House compliance Audits

Page 4 EU Innovation Indicator

If you have any comments or ideas for future editions we would love to hear from you

October’s Wider Outlook – now here

October’s Wider Outlook – concentrating on Research Council news is now available, there’s also the opportunity to voice your opinion on open access via the University’s response to the HEFCE consultation – deadline October 16th.

If you have any comments or ideas for future editions we would love to hear from you



Winner of prize draw!

Following the recent closure of the Research and Funding Blog survey, respondents choosing to leave their name were entered into a prize drawer for up to £200 towards their professional development.  We are pleased to announce the winner is Dr Claire Gwinnett from Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences. Simon Dyer from Youth Enterprise selected the winner from the draw at Wednesday’s Enterprise Exchange.  We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone responding to the survey and attending the focus group yesterday.  The team has had valuable feedback which we are now reviewing to inform our future blog developments.

Looking to promote your work?


Birmingham Science City aims to promote the strength of science, technology and innovation in and between the public, private and university sectors.  Staffordshire University are involved in Birmingham Science City (BSC) working groups and we are therefore invited to publicise our work through their networks. A recent call has gone out to request content for the BSC website, providing an opportunity to:

  • Advertise achievements, funding, networks, events, etc through the news and events sections
  • Promote ‘Did you know’ facts about science and technology developed or applied locally
  • Share case studies of collaborative activity in Low Carbon, Innovative Healthcare and Digital areas

If you have news you wish to promote via BSC, please contact

If you wish to find out more about the work of Birmingham Science City and its innovation community you can engage with partners via linked in Innovation Futures group or @Bham ScienceCity for Twitter.  Further details at (