BCU – Innovation Fest 2022

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. The festival is designed to contribute to the knowledge economy, increase students’ employability by providing them with genuine portfolio material and support the entrepreneurial talent of our students and future graduates. Undergraduates and postgraduates students from Engineering and Computing are all invited to participate in showcasing their innovative projects that match the current industry challenges.


What is Innovation Fest?

Birmingham City University’s School of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment is hosting Innovation Fest, which is a three-day event taking place on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of May 2022.

As part the students experiential learning, the University encourages students to participate in developing projects within their domains which are aimed at addressing the current challenges faced by the industry. This includes utilising recently published research, innovative philosophies, and hands-on solutions.

While this is taking place, industrialists and businesses are invited to attend a guided tour of the event. Students who are participating will have the opportunity to showcase their research project and innovative solutions to the employers and entrepreneurs.

Innovation Fest Goals

The Innovation Fest accumulates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) talent from Birmingham City’s University


Innovation fest encourages innovators to realise – become aware of potential problems that could be solve through technology, creativity and innovative solutions.


Visualise is the innovative solutions that can be visualised and transformed from an idea into a finalised prototype.


Collaboration is a key part of Innovation Fest where innovators, mentors, and businesses come together in an attempt to make the world a better place through creativity and innovation!


When and where?

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.

How can businesses be part of the innovation fest?

As part of their studies, Birmingham City University students are encouraged to work on business-linked projects aimed at developing digital and technology-based prototypes addressing industry challenges, utilising the latest research, innovation, and facilities. If your business would benefit from being part of Innovation Fest and discovering Birmingham City University’s innovative talent, you can go to the Business Registration Form here, and let us know what you would like to get from taking part in Innovation Fest. We will do our best to make that happen!