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Solving Urban Challenges with Data – 8/12/14


8 December 2014


10:00 – 16:00


The Studio Venue Co, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP


Innovate UK

The event

To be successful in the future, cities need to deliver a thriving economy, great quality of life and reduced environmental footprint, whilst managing growing economic, social and environmental stresses.  Innovate UK, ESRC and NERC are to invest up to £7.5m in Collaborative R&D projects to develop new solutions to urban challenges through this exciting new competition. Projects should seek to create solutions and services that offer specific commercial benefits and/or limit risks and increase the resilience, quality of life or economic performance of urban areas by integrating environmental, social and/or economic data with data from other sources. The focus is on better defining and solving problems through finding innovative ways to combine data sources. This workshop will include:

  • An opportunity to hear about the scope of the competition in more detail
  • An overview of some of the datasets available
  • Inspiring case studies from previous data competitions
  • A chance to network and develop partnerships and consortia for the competition

There will also be an opportunity, on a first come first served basis, to meet with Innovate UK and the Research Councils for 1 to 1 discussions about the competition. Why not come along and see if any of your business challenges can be solved with the use of data.

Booking and further information

Visit the Innovate UK website to book onto the Birmingham event.

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