Thank you for drawing this to our attention. I know you have a
longstanding connection with Coventry, but as I'm quite new to the
region, this wasn't yet on my radar (and unfortunately I wasn't able
to attend the launch dinner either). A report has been published, and
is available for download at: htttp://www.designintobusiness.co.uk.
This scheme is, as I understand it, an initiative led by Prof. Clive
Richards of Coventry University to bring the region's universities
together to better apply their design research power to local
industries (from what I see Clive isn't on this list so it hasn't been
announced here). The West Midlands is one of the UK's principal
As it's early days, the database is still a bit thin at the moment.
I'm sure Coventry University has more staff than are shown as being
available in the database, and BIAD similarly. I said to Terry earlier
that the collection of BIAD services to business - which form part of
this initiative - are collected together at: http://biadbusiness.com
No doubt this regional list of expertise will be developed over the
next few months.
Professor David Durling
Associate Dean, Research
+44 (0)121 331 7826
On 2 Aug 2009, at 5:43 pm, David Sless wrote:
> Hi Terry,
> Have a look at Design Into Business