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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 […]

GBSIoT Staff and Students Visit MACH 2024: A Glimpse into the Future of Manufacturing

This year, staff and students from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) had the exciting opportunity to visit MACH 2024, the UK’s national event for inspiring, innovating, and connecting manufacturing at the NEC Birmingham. The event showcased cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and solutions, providing invaluable insights into sustainable manufacturing practices, advanced automation, and […]

Inspiring Visit to University College Birmingham’s T-Level Engineers on Placement with ReCognition Circular CIC

This April, we had an inspiring experience visiting the talented T-Level engineering students from University College Birmingham, who were on placement with ReCognition Circular CIC at the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology. These dedicated students were not only enhancing their technical and electronic repair skills but were also contributing significantly to the development […]

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 […]

Siemens NX Training at the GBSIoT Hub

We are thrilled to wrap up two days of intensive Siemens NX Training, organised by Steve Jones and hosted at the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) Hub on March 26-27th. This collaborative effort brought together staff members from Aston University, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, University of West of England, City […]

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 SEND students utilise GBSIoT STEM kit to overcome challenges

A unique collaborative research project between Solihull College & University Centre and the GBSIoT is reaping positive results when it comes to working with SEND students. Foundation Learning lecturer, Craig McCauley, is conducting the project. He’s integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) into the curriculum for students who are aged between 16-18 and who […]

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Celebrates Outreach Success in 2023

In response to the escalating skills gap within the engineering and manufacturing workforce, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) has embarked on developing and expanding it’s outreach strategy in 2023. Recognising the urgent need for skilled talent and a more diversified sector, GBSIoT’s outreach efforts, made possible through collaboration with various organisations, […]