The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab project brings together Devon’s leading research centres to help Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) create innovative products and services through funded support options and the possibility to access additional grant funding.
This launch event will provide detail on the "Impact Lab" initiative, what’s on offer, how to access funded support as well as example case studies.
You will be welcomed by Professor Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at the University of Plymouth and presenter of science programmes for the BBC, notably the BAFTA nominated Earth: The Power of the Planet. He will be joined by Dr Antonio Rago from the University of Plymouth and other speakers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth City Council and the University of Exeter.
A further interactive panel discussion will provide an opportunity for questions and discussion, followed by networking.
We are keen to meet you and hear your thoughts, or perhaps about a project or business that you would like to refer to us.
13:00 - Arrivals with tea/coffee
13:30 - Welcome by Professor Iain Stewart MBE and Dr Antonio Rago
13:45 - Introduction to the project by Robert Kathro
13:55 - Capabilities with case study examples by the University of Plymouth (Sarah Fear), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (Tim Fileman) and Plymouth College of Art (Oli Raud with Ben Mundy)
14:30 - Wider partnership capabilities by Robert Kathro
14:35 - Upcoming events by Kathryn White
14:45 - Panel discussion and audience Q&A with the speakers and Plymouth City Council representatives
15:15 - Opportunity for networking
16:00 - Close