The West Midlands Growth Company has launched its 2024 Global Growth Programme.

The nine-month package of free market entry support for overseas firms launching in the UK aims to boost outside investment in the West Midlands.

The pilot programme was based at Bruntwood SciTech’s Innovation Birmingham campus. New partnerships with Bruntwood SciTech, STEAMhouse, University of Wolverhampton Science Park and the University of Warwick Science Park will see it significantly expand for 2024.

Five hubs located across Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry will offer tailored support for a broader range of sectors, including future mobility, digital tech, HealthTech and CleanTech. There are 40 places available.

Support includes sponsored innovation centre workspace, access to sector specific programmes and bespoke professional services assistance – covering areas such as UK subsidiary set-up, introductions to local networks, UK VISA assistance and marketing amplification.

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“To date, our Global Growth Programme has proven a resounding success, helping a number of international companies to kickstart their growth journeys in the West Midlands,” said Neil Rami, chief executive at the WMGC.

“The launch of the Global Growth Programme 2024, which is bigger and better than ever before, will enable us to use our best-in-class expertise to support businesses across a wider range of sectors, from new hubs right across the region. 

“We look forward to working with this year’s cohort to help them reach new heights, strengthening the West Midlands’ world-class innovation ecosystem.”

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