Live news and events from UoWSP and the surrounding business community:

Latest measures to guard against Covid-19 

The NHS is urging people to make themselves familiar with the latest measures to guard against Covid-19. The latest information takes account of changes to national guidance and learning from recent outbreaks of the new strain of Covid-19 in settings across the country.

New strategy to kickstart data revolution across the UK

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden, has launched a National Data Strategy and set out the action the government will take to support the use of data in the UK.

The new strategy will put data at the heart of the country’s recovery from the pandemic, so companies and organisations can use it to drive digital transformation, innovate and boost growth across the economy.
Find out more about the strategy, which lays out five priority ‘missions’ the government must take to capitalise on the opportunities data offers HERE

ECMS Round Up

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills is a flagship training facility for the Black Country. In response to gaps in skills and provision highlighted by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills will deliver specialist training and short courses as part of a collaboration between six major organisations

Research Matters – success and opportunities

The latest edition of Research Matters, the publication celebrating research success and opportunities from the University of Wolverhampton, is now available to read online. Find out more…

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Even though the Wolverhampton Literature Festival has ended you still have the chance to watch those you have missed or watch those you loved again

Find out more here……

Hosted by City of Wolverhampton Council, these festivals aim to amplify the voice of authors, poets, writers, storytellers, puppeteers, podcasters, vloggers and publishers across the UK, as well as celebrate creative communities in the Black Country. 

Applications encouraged for climate friendly business ideas

The University of Wolverhampton’s Built Environment Climate Change Innovations (BECCI) project has launched a new Innovation Incubator programme – supporting 12 climate friendly business ideas over six months. 

Applications are welcome from people who have a strong connection with the Black Country &/or Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin)Find out more……..

Second round of Discretionary Grant Scheme launched

City of Wolverhampton Council has today launched the second round of its Discretionary Grant Scheme to help small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Full details of the eligibility criteria, evidence required and a link to the application form is available HERE

West Midlands Combine Authority

Information and guidance from the West Midlands Combine Authority can be found HERE


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

University of Wolverhampton tenant company, BCRS, is now an accredited lender on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) –see for more details.

Transport services update

Take part in a survey on how you’re travelling during this lockdown and be in with a chance of WINNING £50 in Amazon vouchers
The Covid -19 Pandemic has presented opportunities to explore changes to our behaviours and habits, some of which may have a lasting positive impact.
The closing date for entries is 9am on Monday 1st March 2021
Take the survey here…