In this presentation from the First BCU International STEAM Conference you will learn about STEAMhouse, BCU’s centre for collaborative innovation, through an introductory talk from Programme Manager Clayton Shaw and Prototyping & Operations Manager James Hannam.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
STEAMhouse, Birmingham City University
Clayton Shaw is responsible for overall project delivery of STEAMhouse and works closely with the team on areas of capital development, financial management, programme design and delivery, marketing and PR, strategic partnerships, research collaborations, and sector development.
Prior to this he was Associate Director at Sampad, a Birmingham-based South Asian arts development organisation, and previously supported artists through roles at Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, and the Herbert Arts Gallery in Coventry.
He is a passionate advocate of arts and culture and is particularly interested in the interplay between arts, science, technology, and engineering. He currently occupies board director positions for Culture Spectrum, the Whitworth Wallis Trust, and The Other Way Works, Prior to that he was a board director of Moby Duck, and founding board director of Culture Central.
James Hannam is a qualified product design teacher with over 10 years teaching experience. For the last 6 years he has run his own businesses, co-founded a Techstars start-up and consulted for Apple and Google. He has a wealth of experience in launching profitable start-ups, paper to product ‘rapid product launching’, and quick wins for solo-preneurs to automate their business with online systems and apps.