The Digital Innovation Boot-Camp, run in collaboration between academia and industry will professionally train students with key skills associated with digital innovation and through this be introduced to applications of such innovative technologies within current research and industrial practices, e.g. Virtual Reality (VR), Automation and Robotics (AR).
Why are we interested?
HM Government Industrial Strategy has identified AI and Data Economy as one of the four key challenges and has stated the need for professionally trained individuals with key skills associated with digital innovation.
AI alone could add £232bn to the UK economy by 2030 and government is expected to invest £84m over the next five years to enhance digital innovation in education sector.
What are we going to do?
During the Digital Innovation Boot Camp, the Research groups from the University of Birmingham will demonstrate the development and application of digital technology for solving global challenges.
Industrial stakeholders will present case-studies exposing students to new/existing applications of digital innovation in relevant fields.
Students then will be offered a Boot Camp challenge connected to one of the Digital Innovation areas and will be expected to deliver a solution.
Students will have a chance to win prizes from HEFi, University of Birmingham Alumni and company stakeholders.