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STEAMhouse are proud to host the Product District for BDF 2024!

STEAMhouse are our hosts for the Product district this year! We’re so pleased to welcome them back as a Main Partner and use their fantastic space.

STEAMhouse is on a mission to enable creative innovation through collaboration. Powered by Birmingham City University, we’re a supportive community and space where creative entrepreneurs, designers, students, businesses and organisations all co-exist and work together to solve real-world problems and develop new ideas. We make innovation happen, and our history is steeped in a dedication to the Midlands’ design scene.

From being a centre for tyre design and manufacturing in the Victorian era, to providing state-of-the-art facilities and expert mentorship to hosting workshops and events today, we have continually sought to empower creators to push the boundaries of their craft. Together with Birmingham Design Festival, we’re working to create an environment where creativity thrives, and groundbreaking ideas come to life. With that in mind, we’d like to highlight the support and opportunities that STEAMhouse contributes to the design community!

Fully-funded business support for designers

Want to design a new product, service or project? Have limited budget, resources or skills to get things going?

Access the advice, expertise and equipment you need to take your designs and business to the next level!

STEAMhouse’s fully-funded membership options is your opportunity to get the tailored support you need for innovation, collaboration and growth.

With a STEAMhouse funded membership, you’ll get access to:

  • The tools, equipment and space to build, test and prototype your products
  • The skilled technicians and experts to help you design and build your product, project and services
  • The workshops, events and networking opportunities to grow your business
  • The mentors and business support to help you drive your business forward

Find out more about our fully-funded business support here. 

STEAMhouse Digital Labs

The STEAMhouse Digital Labs have been created to help digital designers explore, build and test their digital product and service ideas. Play around and experiment with the latest tech to accelerate your innovation and growth and be a part of our growing digital design eco-system.

Our exciting new Digital Labs facility comprises of 3 distinct but interconnected spaces:

  • The Create Lab: Demystify digital innovation through hands-on experiences with the latest kit, strategic development workshops, digital skills training, and community events.
  • The Growth Lab: Growth Lab workspace members receive business support, expert mentoring, collaborative diskspace, access to specialist digital equipment, and use of our Create Lab.
  • The Arup SoundLab®: Explore immersive sound design, receive expert support, and utilise cutting-edge audio technology for stunning immersive audio-visual simulation.

Want to find out more about how you can access the latest tech and expertise in the world of digital design? Find out more about the STEAMhouse Digital Labs here.

Maker Space

Prototype, fabricate and assemble your designs with Maker Membership at STEAMhouse.

Looking for afford workshop space to build your ideas? Join our community of makers and designers!

Go wherever your imagination takes you with the space, tools, expertise and community you need. Starting from just £50 per month.

Our Maker Members get access to:

  • Our team of specialist technicians and community of fellow practitioners who have decades of industry experience
  • The tools, equipment and space to build, test and prototype your products
  • The workshops, events and networking opportunities to grow your business
  • The mentors and business support to help you drive your business forward

Find out more about our community of designers and creatives here.

Affordable Studio Space

Looking for somewhere affordable to locate your creative business?

Join our collaborative community to bring your designs and creative ideas to life with dedicated studio space, workstations, and beautiful natural lighting!

STEAMhouse Studio Membership is for designers who want to bring their ideas to life and work with like-minded people in a creative environment.

Get access to a dedicated co-working Studio Space, created with creative businesses and artists in mind. You’ll have option to work solo or collaborate with a like-minded community, and be invited to our community events, workshops, and socials.

Our Studio Space features dedicated workstations, on-street loading bay, and ample amounts of natural light. There’s room to break out and work on large format projects, as well as dedicated storage, a 4K presentation screen, and cafe next door!

Find out more about our studio space, created for designers, here.

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