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 […]

Bridging the Gap: Industry 4.0 Training for Food and Drink Engineering Apprentices in Birmingham and Solihull

On the 7th February, during National Apprenticeship Week, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Hub hosted nine BMet students enrolled in the Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance (1255-01) Apprenticeship programme. Supported by employers Pladis, Moy Park and Allied Bakery, the apprentices embarked on a journey to explore Industry […]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls & Women in Science and Engineering: A Collaborative Effort by GBSIoT and BMet

In a bid to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) and pave the way for the upcoming International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) recently hosted a remarkable event alongside BMet. The occasion, aptly titled “Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls & Women in Science and […]

GBSIoT Secures Victory in Higher Technical Education Skills Fund 2 Bid in partnership with Solihull College & University Centre, University College Birmingham, and BMet.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) is thrilled to announce its success in winning Higher Technical Education Skills Funding from the Department for Education (DFE). The awarded funding, totalling an impressive £832,000, will be shared among three educational institutions within the GBSIoT network: Solihull College & University Centre, University College Birmingham, and […]

Solihull College Students Visit GBSIoT Hub for Emerging Technologies Project

A group of 14 students from Solihull College & University Centre, enrolled in the Computing for England HND program with a specialisation in Cyber Security, recently visited the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Hub. The aim of the visit was to explore and develop prototypes of emerging technologies. The visit was part […]

International Women in Engineering day: Anika

Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, we are thrilled to highlight the incredible journey and accomplishments of Anika, a remarkable woman who is breaking barriers and paving the way for success in the field of engineering. Anika, a systems safety engineer at Arup and an alumna of two Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of […]

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 Hub hosts Solihull College & University Centre and Birmingham City University staff and students for their first session on smart factory technology and connected curriculum.

On April 5th, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) hosted a special event for engineering students and staff from Solihull College & University Centre and Birmingham City University (BCU). The purpose of the event was to give participants an insight into smart factory technology, and to help them connect their curriculum to […]

Leading technical educators champion the STEM talent pipeline

University College Birmingham worked in collaboration with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), and their partner the University of Warwick as well as the WMG Skills Centre, and the Education and Training Foundation, to hold a successful leadership conference on strengthening technical skills in STEM. Hosted by GBSIoT Board member and University […]

GBSIoT host Siemens OT Cyber Security Training

On Wednesday 22nd March, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) hosted a Siemens OT Cyber Security training session. The training was aimed at equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to protect operational technology (OT) systems from cyber threats. The GBSIoT Hub is a state-of-the-art facility that offers education and training […]