The Big Data Corridor is an innovation programme offering small & medium sized enterprises in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull area support with using data to develop their products and services.

What’s on offer?

  • Business assists (12 hours support) including data and sector insight workshops for innovation and learning; review of your business data needs and access to tools, resources and data to accelerate business growth
  • Expert assistance to help develop new innovative products and services including product development and business planning
  • Trialling and implementation of new technologies and commercialisation opportunities for example in photonics and smart city networks and systems
  • In depth research collaborations for business innovation and development
  • Innovation challenges in key sectors of health and mobility
  • Themed workshops, helping companies to better understand data capture and management, use of sensor technologies, and data commercialisation within their sector;
  • An online toolkit, designed to enable remote research, experimentation with data and provide resources for new product development;

As part of the programme, a number of technology demonstrators will be established as well as an ‘Internet of Things’ network, located between Birmingham city centre and the planned UK Central HS2 interchange. This will provide a test-bed for selected projects and catalyst for commercialisation.

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Complete the short pre-qualification questionnaire to register your interest and requirements for support from the Big Data Corridor. One of our partners will then be in touch with you to discuss your application further. Once registered with the Big Data Corridor you will receive login details to the Members area, giving you details and booking information for the Big Data Corridor courses as well as access to other unique tools and resources.

Big Data Corridor: a new business economy is co-funded by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (Project 12R16P00220)

By completing this form you are agreeing to register your interest in the BDC and consent to the processing and sharing of your data in accordance with the Birmingham City Council privacy notice, understanding that in order to provide you with our services we are processing your information based on your consent and the completion of the registration form in compliance of the General Data Protection Regulations, hereafter referred to as ‘GDPR’. (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)

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Eligibility Criteria



To be eligible for support your business must have:

• a registered address in the GBSLEP region (use this map above to check or click here)
• fewer than 250 employees
• turnover of less than £50m per annum and annual balance sheet of less than £43m

BDC is open to SMEs with:

– Little or no experience of handling data: Receive support to develop your knowledge and skills and learn how to use information to the advantage of your company

– Already exploiting data: Receive technical expertise and business advice to accelerate your product development and/or business plans

Big Data Corridor is co-funded by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (project number 12R16P00220) and the partners.

It is subject to De Minimis Funding rules

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