About the event
The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is delighted to be sponsoring the very first Venturefest Mobile Hub, organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
The Mobile Hub is a new format brought to you by Venturefest West Midlands and the first event in the series will be held at our unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley.
During the event, you will have the opportunity to hear from business leaders and business support organisations, including from our Clean Futures Accelerator team on the programme and associated opportunities for SMEs looking to innovate in rail / transport.
There will also be plenty of time to network and connect with other businesses, entrepreneurs, and support providers.
At the end of the event (from 17:00 to 19:00), we would like you to join us for post-event drinks and a tour of our brand new Meeting & Event Spaces.
EVENT date / time
15th November 2023 14:00 – 17:00*
*Please note, there’ll be a drinks reception after the event which will run until 19:00.
Registration & Networking
14:30 – 15.15
Welcome & Introductions – Pam Waddell (Innovation Alliance WM)
Keynote and panel discussion on: Are you supply chain ready? (Chair – Martin Dudley, Thomas Dudley Ltd)
- Vikki Wilkes (Darvick)
- Deepak Pathak (Innovate UK EDGE)
Networking & Refreshments
Short presentations from speakers on: Supporting your supply chain journey
- Catherine Bray (Business Growth West Midlands)
- Rachel Eade (Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education)
- Liz Griffiths (Midlands Aerospace Alliance)
BCIMO/ Clean Futures and wrap-up
- Naomi Arblaster (BCIMO)
- Neil Fulton (BCIMO)
Networking, drinks & tour
How to register
Please register to attend this event on eventbrite.
The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.