Since collaborating with the Nishkam Centre to create Handsworth Innovation Hub we are so proud of how far we’ve come and the audiences we have inspired.

Handsworth Innovation Hub is brought to you by Taran3D & The Nishkam Centre, a joint collaboration to bring tech & innovation to our local communities. Our combined core values of nurturing and supporting individuals to access excellence in tech helped us develop this initiative as a safe space for our community to educate and innovate themselves on all things tech. 

It’s become very clear that many isolated and diverse communities aren’t getting the engagement and support they need to break into tech & innovation and we want to change this. Since its inception in April 2022, Handsworth Innovation Hub has helped to bridge the digital divide by bringing free, insightful, educational and welcoming events direct to the local community.

We have hosted a variety of inspiring events covering topics including cyber security, NFTs & blockchain, women in tech and gaming, successfully engaging and growing our audiences. Our next three events focus on 3D printing, programming and digital art & design and as always, there’ll be expert speakers offering advice and guidance on career opportunities as well as practical demonstrations.

Revathi TimmsLean & Additive Manufacturing Enthusiast

The engineering profession offers exciting and challenging career opportunities but motivating young people to pursue it can be difficult. Revathi Timms is a 3D printing enthusiast and holds a degree in Applied Sciences and an MSc in Lean manufacturing. Regarded as an innovative business manager, Revathi holds an enviable track record in building robust relationships across a range of sectors, including inspiring the next generation of Engineers.

As Technical Sales/Project Manager, Revathi has experience in providing tailored solutions from SMEs to Blue Chip organisations and coordinates many employer events at the Stratasys authorised training centre ‘3D Print Academy’. This supports businesses, through demonstration, to choose the right 3D printing technology for their manufacturing processes. 

Recognised as a leading female in manufacturing and technology, Revathi takes the time to develop MakeUK Engineering apprentices involved in process improvements, with an understanding of the main benefits that Lean management can bring to a business. She also delivers an inspiring TEDx talk to encourage the younger generation, especially females, to take up STEM subjects, and shares her exciting journey as Director of Avatar3D printing.

A winner of ‘’Most Innovative New Business’’ award, Revathi has a broad knowledge of all aspects of how Additive Manufacturing can help businesses today and is passionate about educating and inspiring others on the use of 3D print technology.

Yiannis MaosBirmingham Tech, Founder & Director

Yiannis is the Founder of Birmingham Tech Week, a community initiative designed to inspire the next generation, celebrate success and create an environment where people can collaborate. Birmingham Tech Week launched in October 2019 and saw 5,000 people attend more than 60 events. This achievement raised the profile of Birmingham’s technology scene and saw Yiannis get recognised as Outstanding Individual of the Year at the Silicon Canal Awards.

Prior to this, Yiannis was the Co-Founder & CMO at Hyve, a Brand Advocacy Platform and has over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Customer Experience (CX) & Innovation. His career started at B2B SaaS company Rant & Rave, where he helped them grow from a challenger brand to a market leader that eventually sold for £45m. Following this, he was chosen as the UK Chair for the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) which is the largest community of CX professionals in the world.

He holds a number of Board positions, including; Innovation Birmingham (part of Bruntwood Sci Tech) and the West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Skills Partnership (WMCA) where he’s helping them narrow the digital skills gap through innovative solutions.

Yiannis is a seasoned speaker and has spoken at many of the top business schools including Warwick, Henley and Aston, and has been invited by Salesforce, HubSpot, Google, NatWest and The Media Trust to speak at their events.

During his career, he has also been named Central England’s Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded a place in the prestigious Marketing Academy and selected to take part in several high-growth start-up programmes.

Taran SinghTaran3D

The panel will also include our very own Taran Singh who established Handsworth Innovation Hub with the team at Nishkam Centre to support grassroots access to tech & innovation. Taran’s sculpting & 3D skillset was highlighted recently through his work with the stunning unveiling of the Sikh Soldier statue in Leicester’s Victoria Park. He combined traditional & new techniques to produce this magnificent statue, honouring the Sikh Soldiers that supported Britain’s military campaigns and now stands proudly for the public to enjoy.

Join us and the great team at the Nishkam Centre, Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham to learn all about 3D Printing at the next Innovate Yourself event on Saturday 10th December 10am-12pm.

Everyone of all ages is welcome to this event. Register for your free place here