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Welcoming New Faces

Over the last few months we’ve had lots of changes at Impact Hub Birmingham. As we move out of our founding year and into a new chapter, we have learnt lots about our growing community, our roles, our passions and…

Design, Participation, Dudley and Daniel

Just over 2 years ago I moved back here to my hometown, Birmingham after doing 6 months in Manchester, a Masters student ready to pursue my final research project and looking for an opportunity to do so with an organisation.…

beyond (un)employment – Go Global, Solve Local

Beyond (un)employment An International Collaboration to Tackle Local Issues Never in the modern era have the challenges of employment been as pronounced as they are now. Whilst employment figures rise, they can mask the reality of poor contracts and demoralising…

Supporting Entrepreneurs: Research Project Launch

How Can The Hub Better Support Entrepreneurs? Intro to a research project with the University of Birmingham Social entrepreneurship is something Impact Hub Birmingham is passionate about and a ‘field’ we are very focused on helping to grow. Many of…

Learning to Work in the Open

We have recently been awarded a contract as part of a consortium to work alongside Birmingham City Council’s newly formed Improvement Team to help them in establishing the four key work-streams they will be working on over the next four…

Playworker Wizards Wanted!

Impact Hub Birmingham are seeking Playworker Wizards to join our skills trade programme – do you have experience of working with children and would you like to join the magical team making the Impact Hub Birmingham community awesome?  Are you…

Talking Robots, Ice Desserts & Shining Stars

In this wonderfully named blog post, Impact Hub Birmingham member John Bishop shares his experience of a recent trip to Maylasia to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Community Conference 2016. Considerations before you begin reading, he notes, are as…

Launch of Mission Birmingham: Parent Membership

The founding community of Impact Hub Birmingham has always been deeply committed to discovering and building new and innovative solutions to some of our most challenging issues. We want to make the community as diverse as possible in all respects…

Future of Planning

Last week we co-hosted an event with Future Cities Catapult as they brought their programme, Future of Planning, outside of London to explore the role of innovation and technology in tweaking, expanding and redesigning the planning system. The day gave…