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Transport

Feb 21 2024

New zero-carbon train vehicles to be built in the Midlands

3 new, battery-powered train vehicles are to be built in the Midlands by Transport Design International (TDI) for passenger trials.

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Health

Feb 7 2024

Health Minister attends life sciences event at Charnwood Campus

A Government Health Minister joined the first life sciences event of Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024.

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Latest News

Jan 31 2024

FSB National Chair to launch Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024

The National Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) will be the keynote speaker at the launch of Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024. Martin McTague OBE will address guests during the event at Space Park Leicester on Monday 5 February.

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Economic Opportunities

Jan 30 2024

Survey launched to understand the need for a Green Bond for Midlands businesses

The Midlands Engine partnered with the UK Municipal Bonds Agency to assess the opportunity for a Green Bond for the region, which could offer a cost effective, long term finance option for businesses to fund capital projects to decarbonise and grow.

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Economic Opportunities

Jan 24 2024

Midlands Universities join forces to attract global investment into world-leading creative and digital industries

The Midlands Engine Partnership, Midlands Innovation and Midlands Enterprise Universities have launched a new Midlands University Investment Prospectus for the Creative and Digital Industries to help partners attract international investment into R&D and innovation across the region.

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Green Growth

Jan 23 2024

Nottingham universities to host East Midlands climate change education hub

A partnership between Nottingham’s two universities will host an East Midlands hub of a £2m national programme offering every school, college and university in England free access to expert support to become greener and more climate resilient.

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