Big ideas for the future
- Head straight to Innovation Birmingham Campus to see innovation in action. A hub for
science and technology, at this ‘science park without walls’ companies
work together to drive forward the city’s most innovative ideas.
- We’re putting considerable
Birmingham brainpower behind finding more sustainable solutions. Led by
the University of Birmingham, the ground-breaking Hydrogen Energy
project will develop technologies for the sustainable production, storage
and utilisation of hydrogen.
- Aston University was also involved in the
UK’s largest electric vehicle trial and is developing a ‘mini power plant’
on its campus fuelled by heat and electricity from renewable energy
- The Science City Research
Alliance is a major brainchild of Birmingham
Science City, bringing together the impressive research
capabilities of the universities of Birmingham and Warwick and providing world-leading
research and knowledge support across three major platforms: advanced
materials, energy futures and translational medicine.
- The city is a leader in
nanotechnology and photonics - the Photonics Research Group at Aston
University is one of the largest in the UK, with its world class
research findings now being applied to enhanced broadband communications,
medical diagnostics and data storage.
- We’re blurring the lines
between science fiction and fact, through advances in science such as the
development of an ‘invisibility cloak’ at the University of Birmingham
that can hide three-dimensional objects and open exciting avenues for
future applications of cloaking devices.