Welcome to the Be !nventive website, the only source of information and support for Coventry's new City of Invention - Be !nventive proposition.
Within its pages you will find everything you need to know about what the proposition means, where it has come from and how to use it in your own organisation.
Its success will depend on everyone getting involved. Look at the Be !nventive and YOU link to have your say and share with us your experiences of inventiveness in Coventry.
Wool was the main agent for prosperity in mediaeval England and Coventry showed its inventive streak early by inventing a blue dye that gave the language an expression - True as Coventry Blue - and helped make the city one of the wealthiest in England by the mid-1300s.
Engineering gave modern Coventry its high ranking in the patent applications list (6th) and two inventions in particular - the modern bicycle from JK Starley and Frank Whittle's jet engine - will stand the test of time and must count among the most important advances in the history of transportation.
Coventry's future is dependent on the city's inventiveness, and the chief focus for that has switched to its two universities. Advances now being made by university researchers, like the development of new anti-cancer drugs, offer exciting opportunities for Coventry to develop the industries of the future.