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DIATOMIC (Digital Innovation Transformative Change) Innovate UK funded West Midlands Innovation Accelerator Project - Full Business Case
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Urgent Decision - Not in Forward Plan
Details for Agenda Sheet
Report of Strategic Director Place, Prosperity and Sustainability and Strategic Director Council Management 
Implementation Date (not before meeting on)
Tue 16 May 2023
To seek authority to formally bid to WMCA under the Innovation Accelerator initiative.
Key Portfolio
Digital, Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Decision Maker
Chief Officer Decision Maker
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Reason For Key Decision
Potential overall £5m Project with BCC as part of a consortium
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Decision Maker:
Place, Prosperity and Sustainability and Council Management (Digital and Customer Services)
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Private Reason
Decision Outcome

On 16 May 2023, Cabinet:-


(i)  Approved the Full Business Case (FBC) for the DIATOMIC project as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report for BCC to deliver the outcomes detailed in 1.2, 1.3,1.4 and 1.5 above;


(ii)  Accepted grant funding of £1.035m funding from Innovate UK to fully fund the DIATOMIC project and to enter into the associated funding agreement, subject to receipt of an offer letter;


(iii)  Delegated authority to the Director Digital and Customer Services, Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity and Sustainability and Director of Public Health to manage and implement the project in line with the conditions of the grant funding agreement;


(iv)  Delegated authority to the Director Digital Services, the Assistant Director Corporate Procurement or their delegate, in conjunction with the Chief Finance Officer or their delegate, and the City Solicitor or their delegate to approve the procurement strategy and selection of successful bidder(s) following the conclusion of the tender process and to execute the necessary contractual documentation to effect this outcome;


(v)  Authorised the City Solicitor (or their delegate) to execute and complete all the necessary legal documents to give effect to the above.




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Acocks Green; Allens Cross; Alum Rock; Aston; Balsall Heath West; Bartley Green; Billesley; Birchfield; Bordesely & Highgate; Bordesely Green; Bournbrook & Selly Park; Bournville & Cotteridge; Brandwood & Kings Heath; Bromford & Hodge Hill; Castle Vale; Druids Heath & Monyhull; Edgbaston; Erdington; Frankley Great Park; Garretts Green; Glebe Farm & Tile Cross; Gravelly Hill; Hall Green North; Hall Green South; Handsworth; Handsworth Wood; Harborne; Heartlands; Highter's Heath; Holyhead; Kings Norton North; Kings Norton South; Kingstanding; Ladywood; Longbridge & West Heath; Lozells; Moseley; Nechells; Newtown; North Edgbaston; Northfield; Oscott; Perry Barr; Perry Common; Pype Hayes; Quinton; Rubery & Rednall; Shard End; Sheldon; Small Heath; Soho & Jewellery Quarter; South Yardley; Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East; Sparkhill; Stirchley; Stockland Green; Sutton Four Oaks; Sutton Mere Green; Sutton Reddicap; Sutton Roughley; Sutton Trinity; Sutton Vesey; Sutton Walmley & Minworth; Sutton Wylde Green; Tyseley & Hay Mills; Ward End; Weoley & Selly Oak; Yardley East; Yardley West & Stechford


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Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny Committee
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Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 11, items 1 to 10 of 103.
18/10/2022 11:43:36Janet HinksBusiness Item Created 
18/10/2022 11:43:36Janet HinksCommittee AddedCabinet
18/10/2022 11:43:36Janet HinksMeeting Added17/01/2023 10:00AM
18/10/2022 11:43:50Janet HinksStatus ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]
18/10/2022 11:44:27Janet HinksWard AddedAcocks Green
18/10/2022 11:44:27Janet HinksWard AddedAllens Cross
18/10/2022 11:44:27Janet HinksWard AddedAlum Rock
18/10/2022 11:44:27Janet HinksWard AddedAston
18/10/2022 11:44:27Janet HinksWard AddedBalsall Heath West
18/10/2022 11:44:27Janet HinksWard AddedBartley Green


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