Connecting ideas, enabling innovation
The Knowledge Hub (K-Hub) is a pioneering master-plan that will transform both the way we think about, create and develop our public spaces. The way in which we use these spaces to power collaborative thinking, connecting deep science with start-up energy and focus, will harness existing urban spaces with newly designed areas creating a cohesive campus concept. To this end, K-Hub will be a beacon of new place-based innovation, leveraging the benefits delivered by the HS2 Growth Strategy, Industrial Strategy and Big City Plan to drive economic growth. This will be facilitated through targeted intervention packages and by linking innovations to overseas markets and investors.
Covering both Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region, K-Hub will capitalise on investment, supporting the development of a rich innovation environment. Practically, the initiative will help develop new products/services, create jobs, grow business opportunity, increase productivity, and foster vital research.
K-Hub is led by Birmingham City University and underpinned by a network of partners, including Aston University, Birmingham City Council, BMet, Innovation Birmingham, HS2, Phillips Lighting, BOA and HS2 College, amongst others.
Some of the Knowledge Hub projects include:
- Digital Towpath
A traditional transport system revived
- Enterprise and event spaces
Enabling creative business opportunities by connecting technology, culture and innovation
- STEAMhouse phases 1 & 2
Unlocking potential with collaborative innovation
Creating contemporary spaces for social and business exchange
- Retail activation
Creating trade links that benefit all
- 5G infrastructure
Using technology to unlock sustained growth and boost productivity
Interested in joining Knowledge Hub?
Please send us an enquiry selecting 'Knowledge Hub' to register your interest. We will then get in touch to see how the Knowledge Hub project can help you achieve your goals.