#IWBirmingham Innovation Week Birmingham

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

Birmingham is a city with an excellent pedigree in driving urban innovation and we note that Sam Markey, UK Cities Lead at Future Cities Catapult is organising a week of innovation events in Birmingham, taking place December 6-12, 2016.

The Future Cities Catapult’s mission is to foster urban innovation, grow UK companies and make cities better places to live, work and play.

Over seven days in December they will be in Birmingham, looking to connect with the urban innovators, entrepreneurs and civic leaders building on the city’s exceptional pedigree and shaping the city and the wider region today and will be running a series of open invitation workshops, discussions and networking events.

If you are an SME seeking to learn more about opportunities in the future cities market, an innovator looking for thorny challenges in need of brilliant solutions, a business striving to adapt to the changing realities of modern cities, or a city leader asking how the Future Cities Catapult can help make Birmingham even better, you should sign up and come along to one of their events…

  • Health and Future Cities:
    Join this discussion to learn how cities can harness new technologies and approaches to mitigate the negative health impacts of city life and maximise the benefits – and in particular how cultural institutions and the arts can help cities tell stories that enable people to navigate and grasp those opportunities. 6 December 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Future Of Planning – Innovation Workshop:
    Future Cities Catapult is running an innovation workshop in Birmingham on Thursday 8 December that will explore the Future of Planning in the UK.This event will include talks from planning system technology innovators, an ‘Ideas Workshop’ and an open Q&A panel discussion on the Future of Planning. 8 December 2016 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • The Future of City Planning: Future Cities Catapult is partnering with Impact Hub Birmingham to explore how technology could transform planning and urban development in Greater Birmingham and beyond. Join this session to hear from those working on the transformation of the planning system and to learn more about the Future Cities Catapult’s Future of Planning project.8 December 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Innovation Week Birmingham – Networking Event:
    Join members of the Future Cities team on 8 December for a networking event in Birmingham. This will be a chance to meet members of the Future Cities team, forge new connections, and share ideas about the future of (Greater) Birmingham. 8 December 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Innovation Week Birmingham – Coffee Morning
    Join us for this informal learning and networking session to hear about how we work with SMEs, upcoming opportunities, and leading smart city expert Joe Dignan will share his predictions for smart cities around the world in 2017. 12 December 2016 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Introduction To Data Visualisation For SMEs:
    Our data visualisation workshop for SMEs is a beginner’s introduction to the tools, techniques and storytelling skills required to turn raw city data into striking visualisations which explore and address urban challenges, helping you to reach new audiences and clients and turn complex information into useful assets. 12 December 2016 1:00pm – 5:00pm

More information can be found here.

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