Innovators in the field of building security and fire safety are being encouraged to pitch their latest ideas to a panel of experts at a special Innovation Day to be held Curzon Gateway in Birmingham on Wednesday, 3 May.

The event is hosted by Unite Students, the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation, and is aimed at helping companies to showcase their innovative technologies or services direct to the company’s procurement, fire safety and security teams.

“Getting in front of the right people at major companies can often be a challenge for many of the most innovative companies,” says Unite Students Estates Director, Steve Batley. “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 provides a home to around 50,000 students in more than 140 properties across the UK and is always looking for ways to provide a better and more efficient service to its students. The Fire and Security Innovation Day gives each innovator and 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.”

To secure a slot at the one-day event, potential suppliers will be asked to make a donation of£50 towards Unite’s nominated charity Independent People, which provides accommodation, support and advice for young single people. There will be a limited number of slots available on the day, and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.For more information about the event, and for details about booking a slot, potential suppliers are asked to visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unite-students-fire-security-innovation-day-tickets-32880708083

About Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK’s largest and most established manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation. It provides a home for around 50,000 students, in more than 140 properties, across 28 leading university cities in England and Scotland. Unite works in partnership with more than 60 Higher Education institutions and also lets rooms directly to students.

Unite’s purpose is to provide a home to its culturally-diverse customers, offering them a strong foundation for academic and personal success. The accommodation is high quality, safe and close to university campuses, transport links and local amenities. Students live in ensuite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security, fortnightly cleaning of communal kitchens and bathrooms and high speed Wi-Fi.

For more information you can visit Unite’s corporate website www.unite-group.co.uk, the student site www.unite-students.com or the Unite Foundation www.unitefoundation.co.uk.

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