Uncover new talent for your business at Innovation Fest

Businesses will have the chance to engage with our creative pool of students at Innovation Fest, an annual event that opens the doors to the University's Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) and allows you to engage and learn from new talent.

Posted 10 May 2022

Students at Innovation Festival

What is Innovation Fest?

Innovation Fest is set to take place on Thursday 26 May and will be one of the first events to take place at our new state-of-the-art STEAMhouse building, located in Belmont Works. 

You’ll get to engage and learn from Birmingham City University students working on business-linked projects aimed at developing digital and technology-based prototypes addressing industry challenges, utilising the latest research, innovation and facilities.

The final days of Innovation Fest invites you to attend a guided tour of the festival, meet with the student exhibitors and learn more about the industry projects featured on the show floor.

How can businesses benefit from Innovation Fest?

  • Access to employable graduating students who will be showcasing their project ideas.
  • Learn from live projects in collaboration with industry, which could support your business objectives.
  • Engage and network with students, mentors and fellow businesses in your industry.
  • Discover future talent, technologies and processes for your business that you can apply.

The format of the event will include:

  • 09:00-10.30am: Breakfast networking meeting to find out how your business can engage with the faculty, meet academics, the innovation and enterprise team, and discover the collaborative opportunities available.
  • 10.30-11.30amA tour of the new STEAMhouse building and student projects.
  • 11.30-onwards: Optional opportunity to conduct on site interviews for roles. The Careers+ team can support with promoting placement/internship/graduate positions you have and coordinating interviews with interested students and graduates.

A celebration of student innovation

Innovation Fest has been running for nearly ten years and has welcomed many businesses through its doors. Each year, CEBE students celebrate and showcase their talent, showcasing innovations that can make a positive difference to businesses.

Interested in finding more? Register to attend our Innovation Fest today.