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Climate-KIC Accelerator Innovation and Sustainability Conference

September 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosted as part of Climate-KIC’s business incubator programme, Birmingham City University would like to welcome you to the kick-off of the ‘Open Innovation Lab’ (OIL) for a one day event about the future of smart cities and how design can boost innovation and create economic growth.

Birmingham City University has teamed up with Climate KIC to run an Open Innovation Lab, a collaborative platform for rapid prototyping, with a multi-perspective focus. OIL is stage 2 of the Climate KIC Accelerator, which focusses on climate change via cleantech commercialisation. This echoes Climate-KIC’s approach to breaking down siloes between sectors and disciplines, ensuring that those who have the motivation, capacity and skills to tackle problems relating to climate change through business activity are working together, enabling them to come up with sustainable, cutting-edge solutions. It is intended to take participants out of their comfort zone and draw on skills and experience from outside their sector.

This Innovation Conference is your opportunity to engage and hear from 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.

Call for Collaborators: 15 projects will be developed over the course of the week across four themes (Network of Humans, Network of Things, Product Design & Web Design). If you’d like to collaborate on project(s) in one of these themes, please register for that ticket type.