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Fully loaded for innovation

Business support, expert guidance, the latest equipment and new collaborative opportunities – everything you need is right here.

Along with access to equipment, advice from industry experts and practical business support, we can introduce you to talented people from other fields. Powering new ideas with a fresh perspective, STEAMhouse offers unlimited potential for unlimited possibilities. For example, you might be:

A theatre company using new virtual reality tech.

A fabricator trying CNC routing for a new project.

An artist looking to experiment with new materials and develop new skills.

An architect wanting to collaborate with an artist on a new commission.

A gaming business taking free-to-play to the next level.

A management professional aiming to revolutionise your service.

Work with STEAMhouse for:

  • One-to-one tailored support from industry experts, including everything from business planning and skills development, to finance and marketing
  • Cutting edge print, digital, metal and wood workshops, with skilled technicians on-hand to help you produce prototypes and products
  • Innovation labs and collaborative idea development to foster the brightest new STEAM thinking
  • Research collaborations with top academics
  • The opportunity to receive a grant of up to £2,500 to make and commercialise your idea
  • An inspiring public programme of talks and workshops

‹ What's in it for me?

There’s everything to gain from joining the STEAMhouse community. And because our facilities and expertise are completely free to use, there’s nothing to lose.

Applying to join couldn’t be simpler:

What our members say

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Already launched your business?

Grow your business with BCU Advantage.

If you’re an entrepreneur, SME, or a larger, more established firm, BCU Advantage can connect you with Birmingham City University’s academic experts, business specialists, knowledge, skills and strategic partners, along with events, training opportunities and products and services to help you achieve your strategic and business growth objectives.

Once you have launched your business with STEAMhouse, access more fully-funded business growth support from BCU Advantage.


The small print

While STEAMhouse is fully committed to supporting innovative thinking and the development of new skills, our workshops are only open to those people directly involved with our programme. Our facilities aren’t available for the large-scale production of an existing product, and we do not offer studio or workshop hire.