Working with business

Our world class
 Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre supports industry and offers cutting-edge facilities


Based in Birmingham's world-renowned Jewellery Quarter, we enjoy close links with industry locally, nationally and internationally. Our work with business is co-ordinated through the Jewellery Industry Innovative Centre.

Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC)

The JIIC supports a wide cross section of industry through its research, knowledge transfer activities, training, mentoring and industry focused collaborative consultancy and projects. It is internationally respected for its expertise in utilising highly complex CAD/CAM and laser technologies to provide small scale product development solutions for companies.

The JIIC has worked with and provided assistance to a significant number of individual companies.

Its clients include designer makers and start up businesses, small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) and large companies with a global presence from a wide range of industries, including architecture, animation, automotive, jewellery and silversmithing, micro engineering , museums, product and furniture design.

Through the JIIC we have been cultivating an innovative approach to technology and its usage throughout the Creative Industries, allowing them to appreciate the potential of cutting edge technology and how it is of benefit to their businesses.

Much of the work it undertakes is commercially sensitive or proof of concept related. It has been instrumental in helping its clients achieve new sales and realise innovative goals and initiatives.

Contact Us

For more information about the JIIC, contact:

  • Frank Cooper (Centre Manager)
  • Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC)
  • School of Jewellery
  • Birmingham City University
  • Birmingham B1 3PA

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