Innovate UK awards £1.2m to University led West Midlands partnership to grow the region’s battery manufacturing and innovation workforce

GBSIoT Institution University College Birmingham will lead the way in a regional partnership delivering an innovative new project aimed at re-skilling, upskilling and growing new skills in battery manufacturing and innovation. Following a successful bid for over £1.2m in funding from the Innovate UK Faraday Battery Challenge, the Digital Enhanced Battery Ubiquitous Training-West Midlands (DEBUT-WM) […]

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 […]

GBSIoT and BMet host diversity workshop on Women in Engineering

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) and BMet recently organised a diversity workshop around Women in Engineering. The purpose of the workshop was to increase the number of women entering the sector and progressing into management and leadership roles. The workshop was led by a panel of female speakers who shared their […]

GBSIoT and Aston University welcome minister for tech and the digital economy for tour of new Institute of Technology Hub

The minister was given a tour of the new Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Hub The Hub will be welcoming its first students in the next few weeks Damian Collins MP also visited Aston University’s Advanced Prototyping Facility and autonomous vehicle used for teaching and research. The minister for tech and the […]

GBSIoT supports mini pioneers day at the Thinktank

On 29th July GBSIoT were invited to the Thinktank at Millennium Point as part of a mini-pioneers day hosted by the Smallpeice trust. The GBSIoT team took our Ozobots (pen coding robots) along, and ran activity worksheets with children aged 4-10 on coding. The children were tasked with using different coloured pens to create different […]

GBSIoT hosts first round of Cyber Manufacturing Rig Training

July saw a start to our first round of training on our brand new Cyber Manufacturing Rig. We welcomed colleagues from across our partner institutions for three days of sessions from Festo Didactic following the first delivery of the Rig. Seeing the Rig up and running in the space, and how it can be used […]

GBSIoT CPD event at Aston Manor school

During April the GBSIoT team saw the last of our stage one CPD sessions at schools and colleges across the region, with our final GBSIoT Creative Hut experience day visit being an extremely successful trip to Aston Manor school. Spreading more awareness about how we can work with and support schools across the GBS locality, […]

Opportunities with GBSIoT

The government has established high-quality Institutes of Technology (IoTs) to provide employers with a skilled workforce and students with a clear route to technical employment. The Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT (GBSIoT) specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing and is a consortium led by Solihull College & University Centre, Aston University and Birmingham City University, working […]

Nine new Institutes of Technology announced

Nine new Institutes of Technology and a multi-million-pound investment in skills and technical training to level up opportunities for everyone Adults and young people across the country will benefit from more high-quality and flexible education and training – levelling up opportunities and supporting more people into higher skilled, higher wage jobs. People looking to upskill […]

GBSIoT: STEM Education Resources: Experience Event with Creative Hut

On the 8th December the GBSIoT team welcomed staff from our partner institutions as well as local sixth form, colleges, Birmingham city council, Solihull council and STEM Network to an experience day where we showcased the educational, interactive kit GBSIoT has available. Visitors partook in demonstrations of the different equipment, trialling it themselves as well […]