LEADING academics and technology figures met in Malvern for discussions and fact-finding opportunities.

Beverley Nielsen, director of the Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration at Birmingham City University welcomed Professor Mak Sharma, professor of Computer Science Education at Birmingham City University, to Malvern Hills Science Park on Monday, August 12.

The visit was part of a fact-finding tour of Malvern Hills for Professor Sharma who is leading activity in Birmingham City University as part of the £50m DCMS funded West Midlands’ 5G project, the UK’s first large-scale test-bed, with the visit having been organised by Beverley Nielsen who is keen to establish stronger links between Birmingham, West Midlands and the Malvern Hills technology cluster.