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Hosting History for Independent Museum Association

Hosting History for Independent Museum Association

In the first evening event at BCIMO, the team had the pleasure of hosting delegates from the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) for an informal reception ahead of their annual conference at the neighbouring Black Country Living Museum. The conference was an...

My Work Experience at BCIMO – By Emily Brown, Marketing Intern

My Work Experience at BCIMO – By Emily Brown, Marketing Intern

Hello, I’m Emily, a recent graduate who studied Marketing with Psychology for three years at Sheffield Hallam University. I recently had the amazing opportunity to complete five weeks of work experience at BCIMO in Dudley.I worked alongside my mum, Olivia Brown, the...

Make Your Summer Meeting Extra Special at BCIMO

Make Your Summer Meeting Extra Special at BCIMO

Book your meeting room at BCIMO through our new online booking form, for meetings between 3rd June and 19th July, and indulge in a complimentary summer mocktail for you and each of your guests*. Meetings are an essential part of business and can be an incredibly...

Clean Futures – BCIMO Welcomes Applicants for Cohort 2

Clean Futures – BCIMO Welcomes Applicants for Cohort 2

Following on from the success of Cohort 1 of the Clean Futures Accelerator programme, prospective Cohort 2 SMEs visited BCIMO this week for an in-depth workshop to explore both the process of applying and the facilities available to those innovating for the rail...

Women’s Health Under the Microscope at Gynaecology Event

Women’s Health Under the Microscope at Gynaecology Event

BCIMO was delighted to welcome members of the Birmingham & Midland Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society (BMOGS) to Dudley last week for their Spring Meeting. The day began with a welcome and introduction to the meeting and agenda from co-hosts, President Dr....

Tram 16 Launches as a New Platform for Rail Innovation

Tram 16 Launches as a New Platform for Rail Innovation

With a new life and livery, the iconic Midland Metro Class T69 vehicle – originally designated ‘Tram 16’ – embarks on an exciting journey into the future. Following refreshment work by the engineering team at BCIMO, it is to become a hub for innovative sustainable...

Proud Day for BCIMO as Clean Futures Celebrates its First Year

Proud Day for BCIMO as Clean Futures Celebrates its First Year

Today was most definitely a landmark day for the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO), as they held an exclusive ‘Demonstration Day’ event to showcase a range of SME innovations from the first cohort of the Clean Futures Accelerator...

Powering the Future with Renewable Energy & Future Fuels

Powering the Future with Renewable Energy & Future Fuels

In a day encompassing the second of the Clean Futures Catalyst networking events and the first in a series of ‘Fast Track’ workshops, BCIMO explored the themes of renewable energy and future fuels. Following on from the successes of its first networking event on the...

New Tracks into Rail Freight for Argenta and Cyth at BCIMO

New Tracks into Rail Freight for Argenta and Cyth at BCIMO

West Midlands software developer Argenta and partner, Cyth Systems, choose the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) to test their innovative new product for enhancing rail freight safety, with grant support from Innovate UK Business Growth....

New Lease of Life for Iconic Metro Tram at BCIMO

New Lease of Life for Iconic Metro Tram at BCIMO

The AnsaldoBreda T-69 Class tram – known by its Midland Metro designation of ‘Tram 16’ – is being given a new lease of life by the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) as part of its innovative Clean Futures Accelerator programme. Over the...

BCIMO Hosts Innovate Local Event

BCIMO Hosts Innovate Local Event

The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) was delighted to host the half-day Innovate Local - West Midlands event at its unique venue in the Black Country on Tuesday 12th March, bringing together local business owners, innovators, researchers,...

Shadow Rail Minister Visits BCIMO

Shadow Rail Minister Visits BCIMO

Shadow Rail Minister, Stephen Morgan MP, visited the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) on Monday 11th March to see first-hand the progress being made in the delivery of Coventry Very Light Rail. The visit, organised by Midlands Connect,...

Clean Futures Catalyst is Successfully Launched

Clean Futures Catalyst is Successfully Launched

February saw the successful launch of the Clean Futures Catalyst, a major component of the Clean Futures programme, marked by two key events hosted by its project partners.EVENT ONE – ‘Business Loves the Planet’ Networking Event On February 14th, the Black Country...

Andy Street Opens New Rail Academy at BCIMO

Andy Street Opens New Rail Academy at BCIMO

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, visited the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) on Tuesday 20th February to officially open a new region-wide rail training academy developed by the City of Wolverhampton College and National...

Minister of State for Rail and HS2 Visits BCIMO

Minister of State for Rail and HS2 Visits BCIMO

The Minister of State for Rail and HS2, Huw Merriman, visited the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) on Thursday 15th February to get a taste of what the future of light rail transport looks like. Huw Merriman was joined by Dudley North MP...

Revolutionising Railway Asset Monitoring at BCIMO

Revolutionising Railway Asset Monitoring at BCIMO

Senceive, leading provider of wireless condition monitoring technology for infrastructure protection and asset management, has partnered with the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) at its centre in Dudley. Since 2005, Senceive has been...

Engineering Space for Hire at BCIMO

Engineering Space for Hire at BCIMO

BCIMO is delighted to announce that 1200m2 of rail engineering capacity has become available in its Engineering Hall at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC) in Dudley in the West Midlands. New or existing customers are encouraged to take quick...

BCIMO Launches Clean Futures Catalyst Networking Group

BCIMO Launches Clean Futures Catalyst Networking Group

The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is excited to announce that its New Year, New Venue, New Opportunities mission continues apace, with the launch of a new business networking group at its venue in the heart of the Black Country. As a core...

New Year, New Venue, New Opportunities in 2024!

New Year, New Venue, New Opportunities in 2024!

New Year offers from BCIMO: to coincide with the start of the new year, the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is launching TWO discount schemes for organisations to benefit from when booking its Meeting & Event Spaces in 2024. From the...

Rail Forum Hosts Inaugural Light Rail Event at BCIMO

Rail Forum Hosts Inaugural Light Rail Event at BCIMO

Rail Forum was delighted to host its first-ever Light Rail Event on November 23rd at BCIMO’s Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC) in Dudley. The half-day event brought together industry experts, stakeholders, and members to explore the latest...

Clean Futures Accelerator Insight Day held at BCIMO

Clean Futures Accelerator Insight Day held at BCIMO

The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) was delighted to host the Clean Futures Accelerator’s first cohort Insight Day in its brand new Meeting and Event Spaces on Monday 13th November. The event was held to introduce the first cohort of...

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