As part of British Science Festival 2014, 'Birmingham: The Smarter, Greener, Science City' will showcase research and innovation in the theme of smarter and greener cities. 

This event, jointly hosted by Birmingham City University, Aston University, Millennium Point and the Smart City Alliance includes an exhibition and a series of lectures throughout the day, with a keynote from Dr Rick Robinson, Executive Architect of Smarter Cities, IBM, followed by a drinks reception. 

Programme:

PLEASE NOTE: The first tours of the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University and of BCU Parkside take place at 2.15pm, so please arrive at this time if you want to take either of these first tours. There will be another set of tours at 3.45pm.

2.15pm tours:

  • Tour of EBRI (Aston University) (meet in the registration area at Millennium Point, first floor)
  • Tour of Birmingham City University’s Parkside Campus: (meet in the registration area at Millennium Point, first floor) 

Registration/coffee: 2.30-3.00pm

3.00pm: The KIC Transitions: Integrated Sustainability Modelling for Cities: Keith Osman, Dave Taylor (BCU) 

3.15pm: The European Bioenergy Research Institute: Jim Scott (Aston University)

3.30pm: The EIT Climate KIC and West Midlands Regional Innovation Centre (Innovation Birmingham)

3.45pm: Zero Carbon Design and Retrofit of Buildings: Lubo Jankovic (BCU)

There are also tours at 3.45pm:

  • Tour of EBRI (Aston University) (meet in the registration area at Millennium Point, first floor) 
  • Tour of Birmingham City University’s Parkside Campus: (meet in the registration area at Millennium Point, first floor) 

4.00pm: iCentrum and its role in Birmingham’s Smart City Agenda: David Hardman (CEO, Innovation Birmingham)

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: Dan Cornford (Aston)

5.45pm: Integrated Transport: Raj Mack and Anne Shaw (Digital Birmingham)

KEYNOTE: 6.00pm:The Smart City Alliance and the Smart/Green Transformation of Birmingham: Rick Robinson (IBM)

Drinks Reception: 7.00-8.00pm

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