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Day 1: The Future of Housing

Cityx, the Connected Places Business Expo, will bring together leaders, businesses and cities working in two key areas – Housing and Mobility – where change is both urgently needed and entirely achievable if we all work together. Each day consists of the following activities:

Day 1 programme

09:00 | Registration

09:45 | Welcome address by Nicola Yates OBE, CEO, Connected Places Catapult 

10:00 | Morning Speaker

11:00 – 11:45 | Show Zones

Demo Round 1

As well as demonstration spaces, all exhibitors will also be invited to address the audience in open mic Q&A sessions, where they can outline the challenges they are looking to solve, how they are deploying innovation in pursuit of that solution. Discover the innovators of tomorrow and ask them questions at one of these sessions.

Pitch Round 1

As well as demonstration spaces, all exhibitors will also be invited to address the audience in open mic Q&A sessions, where they can outline the challenges they are looking to solve, how they are deploying innovation in pursuit of that solution. Discover the innovators of tomorrow and ask them questions at one of these sessions.

Talk 1: Connected Homes

Due to the rapid development in the Internet of Things (IoT), we are experiencing ever-increasing ‘connectivity’ in our daily life, especially in our homes, where we spend the majority of our time. According to Tech UK, the connected home is the largest IoT segment with seven billion connected devices in 2018, making up 26% of the IoT market. Bringing greater convenience and productivity, connected homes have huge potential to revolutionise the way we live.

Talk 2: Low-Carbon Homes

Buildings alone account for almost 40% of all human greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, and more than half of these come from residential properties – our homes. Being part of the worldwide low-carbon movement, the implication of low-carbon houses could help us not only meet future energy needs but also have a positive impact on addressing climate change issues.

12:00 | Main Keynote Speaker

12:45 | Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 | Show Zones

Demo Round 2

As well as demonstration spaces, all exhibitors will also be invited to address the audience in open mic Q&A sessions, where they can outline the challenges they are looking to solve, how they are deploying innovation in pursuit of that solution. Discover the innovators of tomorrow and ask them questions at one of these sessions.

Pitch Round 2

As well as demonstration spaces, all exhibitors will also be invited to address the audience in open mic Q&A sessions, where they can outline the challenges they are looking to solve, how they are deploying innovation in pursuit of that solution. Discover the innovators of tomorrow and ask them questions at one of these sessions.

Talk 3: Modern Methods of Construction
With the increasing scale and complexity of new development projects and the demand for new homes on the rise, the house building sector is ripe for disruption. Enabled by technology advancement and innovation, a range of modern construction methods have emerged which are increasingly adopted by the sector. These have improved construction efficiency, lowered costs, and promoted sustainable development.

Talk 4: Assisted Living

The growing ageing population, and support for those living with disabilities, are areas of increasing demand on the UK’s health and care system. In response to these challenges and needs, new and innovative assisted living technologies have been developed to support older people and those with disabilities to live more independent and sustainable lives in their own homes.

15:00 | Workshop One:  Discovering the Challenges in Housing 

Explore the emerging challenges surrounding the Housing sector.  Share ideas on what challenges you might be facing from your organisations.

15:45 | Workshop Two: Unlocking Innovation Potentials in Housing

Explore ways to apply innovative thinking in creating solutions that can meet the challenges in Housing.  Create new ideas that can help add value to our society.

16:30 | Closing Address

17:00 | Networking Drinks

18:30 | Event Close