Birmingham City University has started phase one of its £3.5 million STEAMhouse project. Created as an innovation center for multidisciplinary collaboration between Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM), the facility incorporates a maker space equipped with prototyping tools including 3D printers, digital design software, and metal/wood processing equipment.
According to Professor Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University, “Our STEAMhouse project will optimise the potential to create jobs, skills, knowledge and alliances between businesses, academics, artists and citizens like never before.”
A hub of creativity
This first stage of the STEAMhouse project focuses on construction of the building, reaching out to prospective businesses, and an experimental trial of the center’s free STEAMlab technology workshops.