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2014 Events

Millennium PointLow Carbon 2014: From Partnership to Lift-off at Millennium Point on Oct 15 with Hamid Mughal @RollsRoyce; Simon Brewerton @RDMGroup; Barry Shrier Liberty Electric Cars Founder; Kevin Kendall @Adelan Chairs: Julia King and Bjorn Birgisson @AstonUni. REGISTER

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Innovative Healthcare Meeting From Design to Delivery on Sept 11 with Louise Leong @ABPI; Asif Ahmed @AstonUni; Chris Parker @WMAHSN; Charlie Craddock @UHB at the Binding Site


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

Also of interest

Energy Event at the NEC Birmingham from September 16-17 (free)

National Entrepreneurs Convention at Birmingham ICC from Sept 21-22 (£479)

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

West Midlands Health Informatics Network dinner meeting on Patient Safety, Quality and Empowerment at De Vere Village Urban Resorts in Walsall on September 24 (free)

Psychiatric and Psychological Injuries: An Expert’s Perspective offered by the Birmingham Law Society at Clarke Willmott on Sept 22 (£35/45)

Bioenergy Planning & Permitting Workshop at the European Bioenergy Research Institute on Sept 26 (free)

New Optimists Narrativium Project on Food Futures at the mac birmingham at 7:30pm on Sept 27 (£5)

The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing at Eversheds LLP on Sept 30 (free)

LAUNCH presents: 'Studio Showcase' at Innovation Birmingham on Sept 30 (£6)

Global Trade Fair offered by the West Midlands Economic Forum and UKTI-WM at Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre from Sept 30 - Oct 1 (free)

World of Learning at the NEC Birmingham from Sept 30 - Oct 1 (free)

Future Workplace Birmingham - Curated by Monteith Scott on Church Street, Birmingham on Oct 1-2 (free)

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

Sustainability West Midlands Behavioural Change conference organized by the Climate KIC at Faraday Wharf on Oct 2 (free)

OpenCo “inside out” meetup celebrating the best of innovation, centering on the concept of openness in central Birmingham on October 2 (free)

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

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

Discover How the Internet of Things Could Transform Healthcare by Health 2.0 at the University of Warwick on Oct 14 (free)

Innovate and Grow Your Business with Horizon 2020 Funding Breakfast Event by Pera Technology and Marks & Clerk at the Aston Villa Football Club on Oct 15

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

WMAHSN Health and Wealth Economic Summit for the West Midlands at University Hospitals Birmingham on October 21 (free)

Research Libraries UK Conference 2014 at Library of Birmingham from Oct 24-26

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

EHI Live! Mini-conference on the The Future of Health Technology with Matthew Holt, Maneesh Juneja, Rohit Talwar at NEC Birmingham from November 4-5 (free)

Reigniting Regional Immunology Mechanisms of Immune Regulation conference at the University of Birmingham on Nov 5 (£0/20)

Attorney General Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP speaks at The Lunar Society Annual Dinner at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on November 7 (£48/55)

TedxBrum at the Library of Birmingham on November 8 (£90/40/30)

Metnet Conference with speakers including Andy Pag at the Ludlow Racecourse on November 11 (free)

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

Women-led business: Expand your horizons by UKTI West Midlands at Austin Court on November 13 (free)

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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