Tech market entry support program opens in the West Midlands

The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) has launched the West Midlands Global Growth Programme for 2024, offering free support to international tech companies aiming to establish themselves in the region.

Partnering with Bruntwood SciTech, STEAMhouse, the University of Wolverhampton Science Park, and the University of Warwick Science Park, the program offers various benefits including workspace, sector-specific programs, professional services assistance, and help with UK market entry challenges.

Based on the success of the pilot, the 2024 Global Growth Programme will be delivered across five hubs in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Coventry, catering to sectors like Health Tech, Clean Tech, Digital Tech, and Future Mobility.

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

Sabarinath C. Nair, CEO at Skillveri, said:  “With our target customers spread widely across England and Scotland, it made perfect sense to position ourselves in the West Midlands – right at the heart of the UK. As well as being extremely well connected to other major UK cities by road and rail, Birmingham was a much more cost-competitive option than the likes of London.

“Being part of the West Midlands Global Growth Programme gave us a real head-start on our UK growth journey. In particular, having access to free desk space at Innovation Birmingham – where we had dedicated consultancy and networking opportunities on our doorstep – has helped us to hit the ground running and thrive in the region from day one.”