Date: Thursday 24th July 2014
This networking event is intended as a companion session for the main Commonwealth Games Business Conference and provides a complementary Future Cities focus to the UKTI British Business House established in the city for the Games.
As Glasgow is the UKs Future City Demonstrator city, it has developed considerable expertise in the design, development and application of future city solutions across a range of urban challenges.
These are to be found in big data, open data, transportation, energy, public safety, health, environment, communications, demography and climate change.
Much of this leading edge work is based on collaborative effort from the academic, government and industry sectors. Many of the approaches emerging from Glasgow will be of interest to political leaders, government officials, academics and commercial businesses seeking more efficient ways to deliver the public, private and B2B services required to support successful, attractive cities.
This event will showcase best practice emerging from Glasgow and will stimulate new collaborations with commonwealth partners interested in the technology and practices developing across Scotland’s universities, cities and businesses.
It will be based around a series of short presentations of Future City projects from the University of Glasgow, the City of Glasgow, Scotland and the UK, after which invited delegates will be encouraged to consider the commercial opportunities arising in this growing sector.