9 Years of Innovations
Now in its ninth consecutive year, Innovation Fest is a showcase of creative talent from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University.
Encouraging students to tackle real problems with research and innovation, the festival allows students to engage in enterprise and develop themselves as future world-changers.
Innovation Fest 2022
The Innovation Fest is anticipated to take place in May & June 2022 and will be held at the newly developed £72m STEAMhouse Belmont Works Building. While the events are underway, employers from different domains are invited to attend to discuss, advise and suggest opportunities for the competing members. Our top BCU academia will hugely participate in the event by providing feedback, recommending future works, and also acting as Judges to select the best projects which will be awarded certifications and prizes.
Engineering and Built Environment
The Innovation Fest brings together an exciting combination of key technical disciplines and creative technologies that complement one another to provide new solutions with high sector impact and solve the issues posed by industry, the environment, and the health and well-being agendas.
Digital & Tech
Our Computing and Digital Technology students are internationally recognised for the high quality of research, innovation and extensive industry partnerships. To showcase their talent and innovative ideas, Innovation Fest’s Digital & Tech presents projects in four main categories: Computer and Data Science, Digital Media Technology, Digital Transformation and Networks and Cybersecurity.
Innovation Expo is a collective team experience for our first-year students in computing, engineering and the built environment. Together with theory, experience and imagination our multidisciplinary approach develops and cultivates creative minds through collaborative innovative practice to construct purposeful yet viable products and solutions. Our students express talent by addressing STEAM challenges with UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind
PhD hub – 3-minute Pitch
The PhD Hub – 3 Min Pitch is a contest that offers PhD students the opportunity to showcase the significance of their research. It is sponsored by the PhD Hub, an EU funded project under Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Knowledge Alliance promoting academic and industrial collaboration within a multidisciplinary (STEAM) research framework.