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Coventry City of Culture - Enterprise Programme

Warwick Enterprise is supporting Coventry City of Culture by hosting various engagement activities through the lens of enterprise and innovation. Take a look below to find activities we are running related to the themes across the year.






Invention with Hemal Dias

Our award winning graduate entrepreneur shares his journey: Stablspoon

25th May 2:00-3:00

Watch the Replay Here

June 'Sanctuary'
Home away from home
Coventry as an inclusive city for migrants and refugees
17th June 13:00-14:00
July 'Community'

Impact in our Community

This month we've focused on local projects, including:

Primary Schools - Encouraging local children to be more sustainable & enterprising.

Do you have a project you'd like to start?

Get in touch:

August 'Freedom'  
September 'Words and Voices'

Welcome events

Come and talk to us...

This month we held various Welcome events for our incoming students sharing what we have on offer to support them with their enterprise journey...

If you're interested and missed out, why not book at 1:1 with us?

October 'Futures'

COP26: UN Sustainability and Climate Change Conference

31st October - 12th November

If we have no planet, we have no future.

NatWest and Warwick delivered:

COP26 - Innovation Challenge

Supported by Warwick Institute of Engagement and Sustainable Cities GRP

November 'Coventry in the World'

COP26 - Climate Creative

Thursday 11th November

We delivered an Open Mic style event, supported by Warwick Institute of Engagement.

December 'Feast!'

Food glorious food!

Creating Changemakers

This month our Warwick students delivered workshops in local primary schools encouraging children to think about food, sustainability and being enterprising.

January 'Being Human'

'We'll never know our full potential, unless we push ourselves to find it'

Travis Rice

Invitation to develop yourself and innovative ideas

Funding opportunities, 1:1's and online support available

Get in touch now:

February 'Health'

Investing in your health as an entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur there can be a perception that you should live and breathe your start-up, however, we think it's really important that for you to be successful and to be at your best you should prioritise your health.

Read some interesting student articles around entrepreneurship and health.

March 'Amazing Women'

 Amazing Women

Warwick Enterprise are inviting you to attend this event, in celebration of both International Women's Day (8th March) and Coventry City of Culture's Resonate Festival - Amazing Women (March Theme).

Sign up here

April 'Campus Festival!

Lets Celebrate!

Intrapreneurship - What is it and why is it important?

*Article coming soon*
What a year! As the Resonate Festival draws to a conclusion this month,

we will be talking to various intrapreneurs and sharing their thoughts

on their time leading exciting festival activities.

Check out the Social Innovation Challenge here


Coventry is a city of ideas and invention; a lab, a workshop, a crucible of ideas; we make things – and make things happen. Together we are creative and inventive; building a positive, sustainable, inclusive future.


What does it mean to provide sanctuary? How does it feel to need sanctuary? We highlight the importance of sanctuary as a concept, tell its histories, and contribute to policies for its future. We work collaboratively with those who give and receive sanctuary. This month, we will explore the importance of Sanctuary for us all.


What does it mean to be part of a community or neighbourhood? How can universities work with their local communities? This month we focus questions such as ‘What do communities need to grow and thrive?’, ‘What does being a good neighbour entail?”, and ‘How can communities work and play together?’


Freedom is everything to us at Warwick. Freedom of speech and freedom of ideas are critical to us, as are the issue of civil liberties, and the freedoms brought about by protest and civil unrest. Freedom to experiment brings about change and innovation. This month, together we’ll explore freedom - and how it feels to be regaining our freedoms...

Words and Voices

This month we’ll focus on the power of words: spoken, written and sung. We’ll celebrate the 120+ languages spoken in our city and work with our multilingual communities. We’ll explore how we can write, speak and sing together – as well as listen and read? Where can words, language, song and prayer take us?


Imagine the future: what does it feel like? What does it look or sound like? How can we bring this future into being? How do we work together to create a positive future. Who will be the new leaders, the creatives, the thinkers, the engineers of this new world and how can we give them the tools they need to succeed?

Coventry in the world

Coventry is a city which is enriched by the diverse communities that have made their home here. At Warwick, we have staff and students from all over the world and our research reaches all around the globe too. This month we will bring the world to Coventry, and take Coventry out to the world.


This month’s theme draws on the origins of the word feast and its Latin root, festa, meaning ‘holidays or feasts’ from festus: festive, joyful, or merry. We will explore celebrations of all kinds and all faiths this month as well as reflecting on the research that we do into food, from food cultures around the world to food security, food scarcity and the future of food.

Being Human

What does it mean to ‘be human’? How do we understand humanity (and its limits). What aspects of humanity should we cling to and what should we let go of. What scientific discoveries have broadened or changed our understanding of humanity? And what are the limits of focusing on the human: how might we imagine a world beyond the human?


We have perhaps never been more aware of the need for research into health as we are now, and we search for hope and innovation in health care as never before. In this month we will showcase our collaborations across the city and beyond which strive to improve the health and wellbeing of all. Our events this month will focus on problem solving and working together for a fitter, healthier world.

Amazing Women

This month we focus on women’s lives, women’s stories, and, particularly, the work of great women who have pushed all areas of our lives forward. We reach out to the female researchers of tomorrow and celebrate women who have made great contributions to the world. We want to raise up women’s voices and showcase the work that women have produced and the things they have made.

Campus Festival

Keep your eyes peeled for more details on this later in 2021.