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From Concept To Creation: Power Through Prototyping

Bringing an idea from a concept to a functional prototype can be a daunting task for any business. It requires creativity, problem-solving skills, and meticulous attention to detail. In this blog, we look at the challenges of prototyping and how

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Is Now The Time To Invest In Net-Zero?

Net-zero – the process of not adding to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, has become a high priority for businesses in their products, services and business models. Yet is now the right time for your business to invest? We spoke to Dr Steve McCabe of Birmingham City Business School for his answer.

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Can ChatGPT help to support innovation in business? 

ChatGPT is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment, for its ability to auto-generate new ideas and solutions quickly and conveniently. We ask, can this unique platform be used to support business innovation or does it limit creativity through being over-prescriptive?

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Five Ways To Future-proof Your Customer Experience

Having a good customer experience, and keeping on top of it is essential for a business to remain competitive, stay on top of their customers wants and needs and generally deliver a good product or service. We investigate five steps

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The back to work blues – can you beat it?

It’s the New Year and your head may be spinning with dissatisfaction, dread, New Year resolutions and a post-Christmas hangover. Fear not. Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at Birmingham City University, has some vital advice.

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What is blockchain and can it benefit your business?

The adoption of blockchain is accelerating, with the technology reducing costs and offering greater transparency. But just what is blockchain and can your business make the most of it? Laurentiu Nae, Managing Director of Blockchain Advisors and a client of Birmingham City University (BCU)’s STEAMhouse facility, tells us more.

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How to combat rising business energy prices

Over 50 percent of SMEs are not taking steps to monitor their energy efficiency, despite the dramatic rise in business energy prices. Beverley Nielsen, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University (BCU), provides some expert insight and vital links to support.

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New construction methods and sustainable solutions

As the Government introduce new guidelines for manufacturers, builders and more and more homeowners seek energy efficient homes, construction methods and the ways the industry work need to change. Project 80, endorsed by leading Government figures and in collaboration with esteemed construction businesses, can help you make the difference.

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