UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 30 JUNE 2017
This year over 170 first year computing students showcased their work at the Festival, held across three floors in Millennium Point. Over 50 projects were exhibited, and categories included Transport, Living, Health, Computing, and Recreation. Robotic cars whizzed around as dashboard cams took in the action, whilst automated music systems and alarm clocks provided a soundtrack to the day.
Awards were handed out for entrepreneurialism, teamwork, health and safety, and even social media activity. The award for Third Year Inspirational Innovation Project went to Andreea Dalia Blaga, who created a 3D interactive system using Leap Motion. Her project even picked up social media interest from Leap Motion. First year project GRASP, a glove that works as a computer mouse to help people with disabilities, was featured on Made in Birmingham TV, and has since received interest from Microsoft.
Next year the Faculty plans to make the Innovation Festival even bigger and better as more students get involved to showcase their ground-breaking innovations!