The University of Birmingham and the city will host the British Science Festival 6-11th September 2014 - one of Europe's biggest science events as part of the Year of Science 2014 #YOS14.
The world’s longest laser, measuring 270km, was created by Aston University researchers and is based at Aston University.
The CBI is calling for action to make careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) more attractive and easier to access.
The Science City Research Alliance has created 500 jobs, 12 new businesses and 1000 academic papers in 5 years.
Birmingham Science City is a partnership of public, private and HE sectors that aims to develop, use and promote science, technology to stimulate innovation to improve economic prosperity and quality of life.