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Open Innovation Lab (OIL) Conference – 23-30/9/15


23 September 2015


10:00 – 17:00


Innovation Birmingham Campus, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB.


Innovation Birmingham Ltd.

The event

SWM member, Innovation Birmingham, will be hosting the kick-off event of the Open Innovation Lab (OIL), running between 23-30 September 2015.  Birmingham City University has teamed up with Climate KIC to run the lab, a collaborative platform for rapid prototyping, with a multi-perspective focus. Hosted as part of Climate-KIC’s business incubator programme, the kick-off event is a free one-day conference about the future of smart cities and how design can boost innovation and create economic growth. This Innovation Conference is your opportunity to engage and hear from world world leading experts in the social, economic and environmental fields on design-led processes and how it adds value to products and services and improves customer experiences. There will be a series of debates, provocative discussions and, in the true spirit of disruption, to play and to dabble as well. What better place than Innovation Birmingham to do this, to meet some of the most active innovators as well as some international superstars in this arena. For those that would like to get a bit more hands-on and be at the forefront of innovation in our city, the rest of the week (from 24-30 September) OIL is seeking collaborators to work intensively with start-ups and innovation experts adding their perspective, knowledge and wit to accelerate these start-ups to successful production and promotion. So whether you’re a app software guru, a funding expert, a sustainability officer or a researcher, do something amazing with your talents and skills and watch it have direct impact on the development of products entering the market soon!

Fifteen projects will be developed over the course of the week across four themes (Network of Humans, Network of Things, Product Design & Web Design). Visit http://openinnovationlab.wikia.com/wiki/OIL

Booking and further information

For further information and to register, visit Eventbrite’s website.

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