Innovation Stories 2024

Birmingham City University's Innovation Fest ignites creativity in students across computing, engineering, and the built environment. This annual event showcases innovative projects developed by students, providing a platform to demonstrate their skills.

Discover the stories behind this year's inspiring projects, reflecting cutting-edge research and development. Join us to celebrate the future of innovation and the talented individuals driving progress in these dynamic fields.


Student creates a 3D Indoor Navigation App

Ali a BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology student develops an innovative 3D navigation app that empowers Steamhouse visitors to explore independently, guiding them to their destinations easily.

Find out more about his journey

Students discover if ghost really do exist

Mohammed and Bernice from a team of BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering students investigate if the mystery of a ringing toy phone under a sleeping child's bed is a ghost or a glitch.

Find out more about their journey

Student designs a Sustainability Innovation Centre

Anargyros a BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology student designs a sustainable innovation centre, with features like solar panels and green roofs promoting environmental responsibility.

Find out more about his journey

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Ocean Sight

Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Embark on a journey into immersive design with the Ocean Sight project, where bamboo is used to create a 3D experience blending sustainability and realism.

Design Automation Of Network Configuration Using Artificial Intelligence

Computer Networks and Security - BSc (Hons)

Introducing DANCAI: A smart assistant using AI to quickly and affordably configure computer networks, revolutionising the setup process for both businesses and individuals. 

Civil Engineering

Laboratory Investigation Of Hydraulic Conductivity Characteristics Of Fill Materials

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

Delve into the fascinating world of geotechnical engineering as we explore how gradation affects permeability in silica and carbonated sand. 

Nacho the Smart Delivery Robot

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence - BSc (Hons)

Transforming campus food delivery with our solar-powered smart robot, ensuring eco-friendly and efficient service for students and staff alike.

Developing an Information Management Web Application for Sports Clubs: My SportApp

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology

My SportApp is a new web application that helps manage Grass Roots sports clubs, reducing volunteer workload by making membership fees and communications digital.

Development of an inventory management system for a store

Business Information Technology - BSc (Hons)

Explore how this new application transforms convenience store operations and optimises inventory management for increased efficiency and profitability.

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Innovation Fest

BCU's Innovation Festival is a unique opportunity for our students to showcase their creativity, problem-solving skills, and technical expertise. Over the past decade, our students have pushed the boundaries of what is possible and created solutions to real-world challenges.

Innovation Festival 2024

Innovation Stories

Innovation Fest' at Birmingham City University offers a multidisciplinary, team-based experience to first-year students in computing, engineering, and the built environment. With a focus on real-world issues related to STEAM and the Sustainable Development Goals, students develop problem-solving skills, social responsibility, and commitment to viable solutions.

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The Faculty

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment (CEBE) is located at the City Centre Campus. It comprises of two schools that, together, can respond dynamically to the multiple modern technological challenges posed by fast-paced industries.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. 

Open Days