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Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre

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Collaborative energy research

Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre is a new build research and innovation facility based at Tyseley Energy Park. Designed and delivered for the University of Birmingham, the facility is instrumental in helping to realise the region’s ambitions for the Energy Capital and Tyseley Energy Innovation Zone initiatives.

Providing 1800sqm of office, analytical laboratory, and workshop space over two floors, the BEIC is a flexible environment for University Academics and Businesses to collaborate on new energy solutions. The research being primarily focuses on phase change materials, battery recycling, alternative fuels, and hydrogen-powered vehicle development.

The project builds on the industrial heritage of the site, providing a large hangar space for research and development of prototypes with the ability to scale up laboratory research. The Centre encourages discussion with commercial partners, maintaining the site’s history of collaborative working, with benefits to the local and wider community.

Additionally, the facility is used to host workshops and PR engagements, shining a spotlight on the Energy Park and University’s work to engage with businesses in their journey to a Net Zero Future.

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Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre


The BEIC was developed in tandem with the University and the Tyseley Energy Park to provide a collaborative space for academic researchers and commercial partners to develop and promote innovation in waste, energy, and low carbon vehicle systems, and to foster the development of new businesses in the energy sector.