Dudley and Walsall NHS Trusts go live with digital EPR service

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have gone live with Servelec’s Rio electronic patient record (EPR) systems across Children and Young People Services (CYFS) and Learning Disabilities services. The implementation of the EPR system took approximately six months and went live across CYFS services on 28 October […]

Mercia set to grow 50 per cent through acquisition of Northern VC Trusts

Mercia Asset Management (Mercia), headquartered in Henley-in-Arden, has announced its intention to acquire the management of the three Northern Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs); Northern Venture Trust PLC, Northern 2 VCT PLC and Northern 3 VCT PLC, from NVM Private Equity LLP (NVM). The company has its roots in the Midlands, has strong links with universities […]

Portech offers Android Migration service for Windows Embedded devices

Portech Systems, a Birmingham-based expert in bespoke solutions for the enterprise mobile workforce, has launched an Urgent Android Migration service for organisations that have not started the planning process to migrate their Windows Embedded Mobile 6.5 devices and scanners. Any business that is still using Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, particularly in the warehouse, manufacturing […]

Survey: more women expected to join tech sector in Midlands

Research by travel booking platform Trainline has found more than half of people in tech think there will a rise in the number of female tech workers over the next year. Most people in the tech sector think their teams will grow, with 18% claiming they think their teams will double in size, particularly if […]

Nottingham Technology Ventures grows tech spin-out portfolio

The University of Nottingham has announced that it has invested nearly £900,000 during the past year in nine businesses which began life as university research projects in fields which range from manufacturing to mental health. The investments have helped the university’s spin-out portfolio secure further funding packages totalling around £14 million – money which will help them […]

Cleantech ‘innovation hub’ to launch in Tyseley

British and German experts will create an ‘Innovation Hub’ based in Birmingham to deliver new approaches to energy and waste management that will benefit cities and communities around the world. Energy experts from the University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT have renewed their Joint Research Platform set up in 2016 with plans to locate collaborative […]

Fluence World, Shoppper.com and StaffCircle win Midlands Rising Stars 2.0

After searching the UK far and wide for the most exciting and innovative early-stage tech companies, and receiving an unprecedented level of interest – applications were up 39% from 2018 – TechNation has announced the top three early-stage companies in the Midlands. Now in its second year, Rising Stars, the UK’s only national early-stage tech scaleup competition, […]

First firms revealed as part of new Birmingham Fintech Hub

The first eight firms and tech communities chosen to take part in Velocity Birmingham, a new regional FinTech hub, have been unveiled by the Investment Association (IA). Velocity Birmingham will provide a hub for FinTech innovation and development, supporting FinTechs based in the West Midlands. The selected innovators will have access to a network of […]

West Midlands Police consider facial recognitition technology

West Midlands Police has confirmed that it has begun exploring the use of facial recognition technology. Speaking during a Strategic Policing and Crime Board (SPCB), Chief Constable Dave Thompson revealed the force had trialled the technology in a ‘reactive’ way, using it to examine old footage while investigating a case. However, he admitted that the force […]

Worcester CSO recognised as one of the UK’s 50 Most Influential Women in Cybersecurity

Nicola Whiting, CSO of Worcester-based cybersecurity software specialist, Titania, has been recognised as one of UK’s 50 Most Influential Women in Cybersecurity. From high-level ‘hard tech’ to senior leadership and management, the listing was specially curated by SC Media UK, exemplifying women contributing to the cybersecurity sector at every level, despite them representing just 10 […]

UHB and BT demonstrate UK’s first remote diagnostic procedure using 5G

The UK’s first showcase bringing 5G virtual and augmented reality together with robotic technology in healthcare took place in Birmingham last Friday – with BT claiming the technology has the potential to transform healthcare services and deliver significant cost savings by reducing the number of patient trips to hospitals. Following the launch earlier this year […]

Digital Balance strengthens team with Mobedia LX acquisition

Stoke-on-Trent’s Digital Balance has acquired Manchester-based e-Learning content provider Mobedia LX. Digital Balance is a talent management software specialist which counts L’Oreal, Santander, Talk Talk and BT among its clients, and is part of MyCleverGroup (MCG). The seven-strong Mobedia LX team will now relocate to MCG’s newly-opened offices in Didsbury, Manchester, where they will continue to […]

Windows 10 IoT Core: what you need to know

 Windows 10 IoT Core is gradually growing in popularity among system designers, not only because of its simplicity, but also due to the combination of low licencing costs and ongoing updates. The latter ensures that major security holes and upgraded feature-sets for new standards are available (Microsoft has committed to a 10-year support window), while […]

e-learning firm GuyKat opens new HQ in Birmingham

Ee-learning company GuyKat has opened a new headquarters in Birmingham, and the move is expected to lead to the creation of up to 30 jobs. The company which has worked with the likes of Cadbury, L’Oreal and Unilever has vacated its two existing premises to complete the move into the new Faraday Wharf base. It […]

EE switches on 5G network in the Black Country

EE has switched on 5G in the Black Country allowing users in Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich, and Dudley to receive the latest mobile network technology. EE was the first to launch 5G in the UK when six cities – London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester – were switched on in May 2019, and has since then […]