GBSIoT CONNECT Event: A Celebration of Innovation and Collaboration

On the 22nd of May, GBSIoT hosted the inaugural GBSIoT CONNECT event, marking a significant milestone in showcasing the achievements of students and staff within the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) consortium. The first event of its kind at the GBSIoT Hub, this event epitomised the spirit of collaboration and innovation among […]

Aston University Student Advances Final Year Project with Innovative Testing at GBSIoT

The GBSIoT Hub hosted an exciting demonstration of innovation and collaboration as Fawaz, a final-year student from Aston University, conducted tests for his project titled “Using 2D LiDAR and Camera for Human Agnostic Mapping” right here in our factory. His efforts were supervised by Kolawole Adeyeye, our Engineering Placement Student from Birmingham City University. Fawaz’s […]

Aston University crowned best in UK at Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) national awards 2023

The University wins best KTP project and best KTP Support Team The awards are an annual celebration of the most impactful KTPs Winners were revealed at a ceremony on Wednesday 18 October in Cardiff managed by UK Government Innovation Agency Innovate UK.  Aston University has scooped two significant prizes of the 2023 Innovate UK Knowledge […]

Empowering the Next Generation of Tech Innovators: Greenwood Academy Students Thrive at the GBSIoT Hub

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Hub recently had the pleasure of hosting 30 talented year 10 students from Greenwood Academy in Birmingham for an immersive coding day. This exciting event, organized in collaboration with Aimhigher and Aston University, aimed to inspire and engage young minds in the fields of science, technology, […]

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hosts Promising T-Level Students and Groundbreaking Human-Robot Collaboration Research

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) factory in Birmingham, UK, experienced a bustling day of activity as it welcomed a group of talented T-Level students from South & City College Birmingham. The students engaged in a full-day immersive experience, delving into the intriguing realm of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and understanding their […]

Aston University student uses GBSIoT Cyber Physical Manufacturing Rig for dissertation

Humza, an Aston University student, is currently utilizing the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Cyber Physical Manufacturing Rig for his dissertation on the use and effectiveness of augmented reality to aid in the assembly process within a Festo Cyber-Physical manufacturing lab. This project is a part of his individual major project module […]

GBSIoT and Aston University open up the future of engineering and technology to local Year 12 pupils

Open day highlighted the future of engineering and technology to Year 12s Interactive sessions held at Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology Aston University scheme supports teenagers into technology, computer science, engineering, maths and the physical sciences degrees. Aston University has held its latest event to open up the future of engineering and technology […]

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub Opened by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands officially opened the GBSIoT Hub, joined by GBSIoT Board members, key employers, and stakeholders from the region. GBSIoT is a unique collaboration between further education colleges, universities, and employers to offer technical education and training at higher skills levels in key STEM sectors. The mayor was shown a […]

Secretary of State for Education visits Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub

The Secretary of State for Education visited the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub as well as lead GBSIoT partners Solihull College and University centre and Aston University. The Secretary of State discussed the opportunities for education institutions to work together to combat skills gaps in the sector The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan […]

Aston University and GBSIoT showcases region’s contribution to future of engineering to chair of Science and Technology Select Committee

Aston University hosted visit by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP He visited Aston University’s refurbished engineering facilities  Tour included soon-to-be-opened Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub. Aston University demonstrated how it is using technology to teach the engineers and scientists of the future during aa visit by The Rt Hon Greg Clark […]