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Unite runs Innovation Day

Building security and fire safety people are asked to pitch their ideas to a panel at an Innovation Day in Birmingham on Wednesday, May 3.

The event is hosted by Unite Students, the UK manager and developer of student accommodation. The aim of the event at Curzon Gateway in Curzon Street in the city centre is for companies to show technologies or services to the company’s procurement, fire safety and security managers.

Unite Students Estates Director, Steve Batley, says: “Getting in front of the right people at major companies can often be a challenge for many of the most innovative companies. But this Innovation Day provides individuals and companies of all sizes with the opportunity to get to meet the right people and demonstrate their very latest product or services, as we are looking for genuinely new and innovative approaches”

Unite Students houses around 50,000 students in more than 140 properties. The day gives each potential supplier a 20-minute slot to pitch their new products and services.

“As the recognised market leader in the purpose-built student accommodation sector, we are constantly seeking innovative ways to provide our students with the best possible student life experience. Whether it’s through pioneering use of new external building materials, or by adopting an inventive approach to internal furniture, fixtures and fittings, if suppliers have something new and innovative to offer which would benefit our students, then we would like to meet them at the Innovation Day.”

Potential suppliers will be asked to make a donation of £50 towards Unite’s nominated charity ‘1625 Independent People’, which provides accommodation, support and advice for young single people. Slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Visit

Visit Unite’s corporate website, the student site or the Unite Foundation


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