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 […]

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

Secretary of State for Education visited the new Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology Hub located at Aston University The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP met with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and GBSIoT partners to find out more about the skills opportunities for the region The GBSIoT Hub for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering […]

GBSIoT recommends Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP

The ninth Tomorrow’s Engineers Week returns this year from 8 to 12 November 2021. GBSIoT recommends Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP on Monday 8 November as Schools and young people around the UK come together to discuss the importance of net zero and explore how engineers are at the heart of tackling the climate crisis. The Schools […]

Citywide consortium secures million pound future tech funding for university

Birmingham City University has made a million pound investment into new hi-tech engineering and computing equipment – thanks to funding secured by a city-wide technology partnership. The £1.1 million financial boost was secured through the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), in which the University is an anchor partner and which is one […]