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West Midlands Digital Roadmap

Using Digital Public Services to Build A Fairer, Greener, Healthier Region


Regional carbon reduction of 69% by 2027, as outlined in the WM2041 net zero strategy.

Regional Activity

Drive carbon reduction and improve air quality through a reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly mobility network. Innovate mobility through projects such as:

  • Regional Transport Coordination Centre - providing realtime view of the transport network and disruptions
  • Midlands Future Mobility programme
  • Future Mobility Zone
  • WM5G developing 5G enabled
    transport products and services to combat road congestion, reduce emissions, highlight parking space availability, maintain infrastructure,
    and improve traveller experience

Develop proposals through Circular Economy Taskforce to realise potential of digital to reduce waste through innovation on sharing platforms and  ‘Products as a Service’, working closely with the third sector and community groups.

Work with Local Authorities to reduce the carbon footprints of new housing through regional taskforces on Advanced Manufacture in Construction and Zero
Carbon Homes.

Key Actions in 2021

Support a cohort of WM2041 ClimateTech firms in the Birmingham Tech Accelerator programme.

Deploy sensor networks to support IoT applications in transport.

Develop and expand public realm digital twin tool sets to support transport planning.