Solihull College & University Centre:
Your Strategic Partner for Industry 4.0 Transformation

Colleges across the West Midlands have secured a £7.3 million investment to strengthen their collaboration with local SMEs, fostering a wave of regional business innovation.

As part of the Birmingham Innovation Centre Partnership, we are delighted to be one of six colleges to be driving digital technology adaptation for SMEs. By leveraging Innovate UK funding, we are proud to offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies within the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering sector.

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Your Gateway to the Birmingham Innovation Ecosystem

As an active member of the Innovate UK Birmingham Consortium, we provide access to a vast network of industry experts, collaborators, and resources. Our team will connect you with the right partners and support services to ensure your long-term success. This initiative is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises who are seeking to harness the power of Industry 4.0 for increased productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness.

This new and exciting service, managed by dedicated Innovation Practitioners welcomes you to benefit from a range of tailored business solutions including:

Organisational Needs Assessment

An in-depth analysis of your organisation’s current technological landscape, identifying opportunities for growth and optimisation.

Technology Adaptation

Engage with our state-of-the-art GBS IoT facilities and AI Lab to experiment with and adopt emerging technologies that align with your strategic goals.

Workforce Upskilling

Attend customised training programs to ensure your team is equipped with the skills necessary to leverage Industry 4.0 tools for maximum impact.

Free Space At Our Place

Our flexible spaces are designed to fuel collaboration and innovation. Book private Business Centre pods for focused work, well-equipped meeting rooms for productive discussions, or our spacious conference centre for larger gatherings, training sessions, and networking events. With cutting-edge technology and a professional atmosphere, our facilities provide the ideal environment for your project to thrive.

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Engage with industry leaders and potential partners through facilitated networking opportunities and targeted workshops.

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Boosting Advanced Manufacturing …

… with free support, space, and cutting-edge tech for Solihull SMEs.

Are you a local SME in the advanced manufacturing or engineering sector? Ready to embrace Industry 4.0 but not sure where to start? We have exciting news for you!

In partnership with the Birmingham Innovation Centre and Innovate UK, we have launched a brand-new service specifically designed to help you harness the power of digital technology.

… and it’s all fully funded!

Expert Consultancy

A thorough needs analysis of your organisation to pinpoint your specific technology adaptation needs.

Bespoke Training

Tailored activities to build your team’s skills and knowledge in Industry 4.0 technologies, including access to our brand-new AI Lab and GBS IoT facilities.

Free Space

Free Space in our Business and Conference Centre for collaborative meetings, networking, training, and innovation.


Guidance from our experienced team to connect you with training programs, both locally and across the wider Innovate UK Birmingham Consortium.

Who should apply?

SMEs in advanced manufacturing and engineering who are eager to implement new technologies, upskill their workforce, and improve their operations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your business to the next level!

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