The actions below are designed to help Birmingham be a city where knowledgeable, connected and flexible people can work together to solve social problems and create wealth. For more detail on our background thinking about this please read this section of the document.
We have grouped the specific action around the following three themes:
- Action D1: Digital Inclusion Strategy
- Action D2: Digital Champions
- Action D3: Virgin 10,000 Volunteers Programme
- Action D4: Digital Neighbourhood
A city where everyone is enjoying the benefits of being online or having easy access to those who are online. One where people can use connectivity to organise their lives as they wish and gain access to work, support and new opportunities.
Skills and Employment
- Action E1: Support and grow a network of Birmingham young coders and digital makers
- Action E2: Support delivery of the Midlands i-Tech Hub
- Action E3: Growing Smart Businesses
- Action E4: Innovating Learning in a Smart City
- Action E5: Birmingham e-Passport for lifelong learners
- Action E6: Building Smart Communities
The city will have strengthened the digital and networking skills needed for work, whether with large employers, small businesses or self employment. It will make it easier for local people to find high value work and for businesses to meet their customers demands.
- Action F1: Supporting innovation, SME and development of new markets through public procurement
- Action F2: Embedding smart city principles in procurement
Residents and businesses come together to make the most of the skills and infrastructure available in the city. New ideas emerge from within the city and from connections across the world and are applied to solving social and economic problems.