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Technology & Digital

Digital and technology have been identified as key growth areas for the Birmingham of the future. The West Midlands is home to one of the largest tech clusters in the UK with more than 40,000 people employed in the sector. Web development, data, e-commerce, animation and cloud computing are all on the rise in the region, while gaming has been a traditional strength with a quarter of the UK's games workforce based here. In Birmingham, the sector is particularly strong in two clusters - around Innovation Birmingham at Aston Science Park and in Digbeth.

 

Wambiz co-founder Harry Jawanda

£2m deal for Birmingham tech firm

Wambiz sells intellectual property rights to education group Tribal

Wavenet chief executive Bill Dawson

Wavenet continues acquisition spree

Solihull technology firm makes second deal of 2017 following £35m management buyout last year

The Jewellery Quarter BID team (from left): chairman Nicola Ridler, director Luke Crane and board director Henrik Skouby

Jewellery Quarter BID pledges free public wi-fi

Business improvement district sets out its stall as voting opens on second term

New electric vehicle battery centre could create 10,000 jobs

Ambitious plans outlined to house national centre to support development of batteries for electric vehicles of the future

University of Birmingham spinout Linear Diagnostics has secured £300,000 funding

University of Birmingham spinout secures new funding

Linear Diagnostics will use capital injection to develop a product that can rapidly detect infections and resistance to antibiotics

Swoopos secures new funding for national launch

Birmingham-based mobile payment app will use newly secured capital to support rollout of technology to clients nationally

The Toyota C-HR

Toyota dares to be different with this spacious crossover

At first glance the C-HR looks like a coupe but it’s a spacious four-door, five-seater hatchback

Digital sector 'will create 14,000 West Midlands jobs'

New report suggests digital and technology industries will provide more than £2bn additional GVA to West Midlands' economy

Tech 'will be fastest-growing sector' in Greater Birmingham

New report says more companies are looking at Birmingham as an alternative to London

From left: Broadcaster and BYPY 2017 host Colin Murray, BYPY 2017 winner Michael Parker and Steve Hollis chairman of Birmingham Metropolitan College and BYPY sponsor

Property consultant named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

Michael Parker took home top prize at the 17th annual running of awards dedicated to the city's professional services sector

Fiona McIntosh, co-founder of Blow which is launching in Birmingham

On-demand beauty company raises £3.5m for Birmingham launch

Blow offers customers the chance to order blow dries, nail and make-up services directly to their home, office or hotel

Birmingham is a hotspot for creatives but will it attract Channel 4?

Birmingham is a top ten location for creatives - report

City ranks above Bristol and Leeds as a destination for companies in sector such as publishing and TV

Intercity Technology is helping Missguided with new store launches

Missguided recruits Birmingham IT firm for store launches

Online fashion brand is venturing out into bricks and mortar shops

Founder Sian Lenegan (centre) and the team from Sixth Story

Digital agency eyes US expansion

Sixth Story looking to grow team and open second office to service new clients in America

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017 launches - how to enter

Entries are now open for this year's Birmingham Post Business Awards - BPBA 2017

Sampson Hu, chief executive of Smart Antenna Technologies

Birmingham technology company expands into Far East

Smart Antenna Technologies launches new base in Asia to be used as a research hub

St Alphege Place in Solihull

Tech company finds new home in Solihull

SOTI takes space at new St Alphege Place above the Carluccio's restaurant

Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services

Labs by London Midland hub at iCentrum in Birmingham

New rail apps aim to keep London Midland passengers on track

Rail operator working with Birmingham tech companies to develop innovations and ideas which are set to improve passengers' journeys

Adaptable co-founders Olly Sorsby (left) and Dan Cooper

Digital agency Adaptable wins tasty brief

Jewellery Quarter-based agency is working with London retailer Lola's Cupcakes as e-commerce partner

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