IoT and the Circular Economy

Date: 11 December 2017, 18:00 - 11 December 2017, 21:00
Price: FREE
Venue: The Fusebox, New England St, Brighton BN1 4GH
The idea of the Circular Economy has been gathering steam over the last 5 years. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it can be defined as follows:

'Looking beyond the current "take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model, the circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. Relying on system-wide innovation, it aims to redefine products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital.'

Can smart connected technology help this process? If so, will it create more problems than it solves? Join our expert panel of speakers to debate this vitally important topic:

Caterina Brandmayr (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/caterina-brandmayr-a08aa932/en) of the Green Alliance will provide an overview of the Circular Economy and describe progress towards this goal

Wayne Hubbard (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-hubbard-527b5013/) of the London Waste & Recycling Board will report on current initiatives within the capital

Stelios Georgoulas (http://personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/S.Georgoulas/)of Surrey University will introduce you to the TagItSmart (http://iot-epi.eu/project/tagitsmart/)project and explain how this technology could be used to promote recycling and Circular Economy programmes.

Guest chair for the event will be Prof. Ann Light (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/29619) of Sussex University.

There will be ample opportunities for networking and a Q&A panel discussion in the second half of the meeting.

For more information and to reserve a place, use the following link:

https://www.meetup.com/Internet-of-Things-Brighton/events/244995725

Doors open 17:45 for a prompt 6:30pm start.

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