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The STEAMhouse programme is built around three routes which have been designed to support a variety of sole traders, enterprises, and organisations to innovate. 

Business support underpins all our routes and our Challenge Route is designed to facilitate collaboration across sectors and disciplines, to stimulate innovative ideas. Our STEAM Challenge Workshops and STEAMlabs help you find answers and opportunities fast.


STEAM Challenge Workshops

These are one or two-day highly collaborative sessions that enable participants to tackle product, service, or social challenges and test new ideas through a design-thinking innovation process. Diverse perspectives are critical to a successful workshop series so we’ll work with you to bring the right people together.

We’ll guide you through a process that gets under the skin of the problem you’re trying to solve. You’ll work together to generate new ideas that tackle the problem and get testing quickly with low-fidelity prototypes. Participants benefit from a learn-by-doing approach that results in an actionable development plan for the ideas generated.

STEAM Challenge Workshops are currently free to access. Due to COVID, sessions are being hosted online. If you or your team have a critical product, service, or social challenge you’d like to tackle – get in touch.


These are highly experimental collaborative workshops where participants work through a STEAM process that impels them to think about the development of projects, products, and services in completely new ways. Each STEAMlab is different but every one is underpinned by five guiding principles: conversation, exploration, collaboration, openness and newness.

STEAMlabs bring together a variety of sole traders, startups, and artists to benefit from cross-sector perspectives on their work in order to stimulate radical new ideas. Participants will try out inspirational and alternative innovation methods guided by practitioners from across science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

STEAMlabs are currently free to access and we’re actively looking for startups, sole traders, artists, and micro-businesses to take part – get in touch.

COVID Update

All our collaborative workshops are currently being hosted online. Forget webinars and online discussions, we’ve developed methods and activities that help you meaningfully collaborate together virtually. Read about our latest online STEAM Challenge here.

If you’d like to try virtual problem solving and idea generation for yourself – get in touch.