Our innovation centre, aimed at encouraging the collaboration of the arts, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEAM) sectors, is generating incredible opportunities for the West Midlands.
Please note that STEAMhouse services have been, where possible, made available online due to government guidelines surrounding COVID-19. Please enquire below to find out more.
What is STEAMhouse?
STEAMhouse is a centre for technology, innovation, creative thinking, prototyping and business development. Based in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham, STEAMhouse supports businesses, start-ups and sole-traders to develop new ideas, skills, products and services.
STEAMhouse is generating incredible opportunities for the West Midlands as it will drive innovation and research to create business solutions that fuel long-term economic growth. STEAMhouse has been created in partnership with Eastside Projects, and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.
STEAMhouse is a fully-funded programme and membership is FREE to eligible businesses.
How can STEAMhouse help you?
Our members benefit from:
- Access to large makerspace workshops with a wide range of equipment and technical expertise on hand to help prototype, develop and test ideas.
- Business support, tailored to individual needs.
- Co-working and meeting space to support those developing new services.
- A lively programme of public talks, hack-style STEAMlabs, member-only workshops and masterclasses on need-to-know topics.
- Access to grants to support prototyping costs.
- Opportunities to collaborate with University researchers.
- Online promotion through our STEAMhouse members webpage.
STEAMhouse Phase 2
Work has started on the £60 million project to transform the historic Belmont Works into Phase 2 of our innovative STEAMhouse 2. It will become the new home for core teaching to our School of Computing and School of Digital Technology students. The new building will open in January 2022.
The building will provide Birmingham City University with new teaching and learning space for computing and digital technology students, alongside facilities and space for businesses and organisations wanting to base themselves in the heart of our City Centre Campus and form collaborative partnerships with the University.
The Belmont Works factory was originally built in 1899 and served as the headquarters for the historic Eccles Rubber and Cycle Company; it has since been used to produce linen clothing, bedsteads and pianos. The renovated building will retain many of its original features along with an extension to its rear façade.
The project is partly funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). The partnership is made up of businesses, the public sector and education. It aims to drive sustainable economic growth across the city-region, creating jobs and improving quality of life. GBSLEP has awarded the STEAMhouse Phase 2 project £1 million of Local Growth Funding and £14 million from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, also managed by the GBSLEP, supporting the project’s aims to regenerate existing graded buildings and provide collaborative works spaces for artist, academics and businesses to develop innovative approaches to economic growth.
You can see a digital fly-through of the new building here.
Interested in what STEAMhouse can offer your business?
Download our introductory e-guide or please send us an enquiry, selecting 'STEAMhouse', and briefly summarise your challenge. We will then get in touch to see how you can be part of the STEAMhouse project.
For more information visit: steamhouse.org.uk