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2014 Events

binding siteInnovative Healthcare Meeting From Design to Delivery on Sept 11 with speakers including Louise Leong @ABPI; Asif Ahmed @AstonUni; Chris Parker @WMAHSN; Charlie Craddock @UHB at the Binding Site during the British Science Festival. Register Now


Low Carbon Meeting From Partnership to Lift-off on Oct 15 with Hamid Mughal @RollsRoyce, Simon Brewerton @RDMGroup; Barry Shrier Liberty Electric Cars Founder; Kevin Kendall @Adelan at Millennium Point; chaired by Julia King and Bjorn Birgisson @AstonUni. Register Now

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Recent Events

Digital World Meeting:Doing Business with Data on May 6 withSteffan Aquarone @Dropletpay; Caroline Beavon on data design;Robin Vickers @digilifesci; Vicky Sargent @Boilerhouse; Max Little @AstonUni & Andrew Mackenzie on Open Data at Millennium Point during Big Data Week.

Also of interest

Health 2.0 Birmingham Meetup: If Entrepreneurs Ran The NHS... organised bySebastian Yuen at Faraday Wharf on August 12

Made in the Midlands Exclusive website launch party and summer drinks at Hotel du Vin Birmingham on August 14 (free)

Serious Games Studios with Felix Bradshaw, Paul Howe, David Burden & Sarah Bowers at the Innovation Birmingham Campus on August 19

Agri-Tech Catalyst Networking Event at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC on September 2 (free)

Lunar Society Heritage Trail Children and Family Event at Soho House on Sept 6

British Science Festival in Birmingham from September 6 - 11

Energy Event at the NEC Birmingham from September 16-17

Transformation for Growth event on entrepreneurship at Aston Business School on Sept 22

World of Learning at the NEC Birmingham from September 30 - October 1

Future Transit Systems Summit at MIRA Technology Park from Sept 30 to Oct 2

Trade Days 2014 on Mobility, Assistive Technology, Living Aids; NEC on Oct 5-6 (free)

Institute of Digital Healthcare and West Midlands Health Informatics Network event on developing new sensors & wearables on October 14

Lord Krebs on Science and Policy at the University of Birmingham on Oct 16 (free)

Lunar Society: Boulton & Watt Commemoration Lecture by Professor George Feiger at University of Aston on October 28

EHI Live! Mini-conference on the The Future of Health Technology with Matthew Holt, Maneesh Juneja, Rohit Talwar at NEC, Birmingham on November 4

TedxBrum at the Library of Birmingham on November 8

Advanced Engineering UK 2014 at Birmingham NEC from November 11-12

Ironbridge Annual Lecture 2014 by Simon Thurley, English Heritage CE, argues that the value of the nation's heritage are bankrupt. Barber Institute on Nov 13 (free)

Birmingham Made Me Design Expo and SmART Mart at Parkside, BCU from November 17-20 (free)

MIA 9th International Low Carbon Racing Conference at the NEC Birmingham on January 7

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