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Smarter Greener Birmingham – 10/9/14


10 September 2014


14:30 – 20:00


2nd Floor 

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.


Birmingham City University, Aston University, Millennium Point and the Smart City Alliance.

The event

As part of British Science Festival 2014, this event will showcase research and innovation in the theme of smarter and greener cities. This free event includes an exhibition, site tours and a series of lectures throughout the day, with the keynote speaker Dr Rick Robinson, Executive Architect of Smarter Cities, IBM.  There is also an option to attend a drinks reception at the end but places are limited for this. Programme: Registration/coffee: 2.30-3.00pm 3.00pm: Zero Carbon Design and Retrofit of Buildings: Lubo Jankovic (BCU) 3.15pm: The European Bio Energy Research Institute : EBRI speaker (Aston, speaker TBC) 3.30pm: The EIT Climate KIC and West Midlands Regional Innovation Centre: Katharine Fuller (Innovation Birmingham) 3.45pm: The KIC Transitions: Integrated Sustainability Modelling for Cities: Keith Osman, Dave Taylor (BCU) 4.00pm: iCentrum and its role in Birmingham’s Smart City Agenda Tea Break: (4.15-5.00pm) 5.00pm: HS2 and Sustainability: Kathryn Moore (BCU) 5.15pm: Planes, Trains and Polymers – the statistical physics of routing: David Saad (Aston) 5.30pm: Improving winter road maintenance combining sensor networks, probabilistic modelling (Aston) 5.45pm: Integrated Transport: Raj Mack (Digital Birmingham) KEYNOTE: 6.00pm: The Smart City Alliance and the Smart/Green Transformation of Birmingham: Rick Robinson (IBM) Drinks Reception: 7.00-8pm Organisers are looking for organisations who have something interesting and broadly “science based”  in the smart-green space to bring along pull-up stands and ideally provide someone who can talk to attendees about the smart-green transitions enabled by their products / services / expertise.  This is not intended as a hard-sell event, more of a way to expose the broad range of “smarts” in and around Birmingham that relate to “the science of smart-green”.

Booking and further information

To book a place, please visit the Eventbrite website. If you have something that you would like to offer to support the event,  please email Flora Champetier (flora.champetier@bcu.ac.uk) and Laura Veart (laura.veart@bcu.ac.uk).

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