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Spotlight on Exeter City Futures at Innovate 2016

Event : 02 - 03 Nov 2016

This November will see Dr Liz O’Driscoll, Head of Innovation at Exeter City Futures, join a panel of speakers at Innovate 2016 to discuss the problems facing modern cities. In ‘Innovation thrives in drive to create liveable space’ the panel will talk about how cities around the globe are finding it hard to create prosperous and productive environments for their citizens.

Breaking point

A key part of the discussion will be how the infrastructure and resources of our cities are under pressure. Exeter faces the same challenges experienced by cities everywhere. The Exeter region’s roads and energy resources are being placed under strain by an increasing population and an expanding travel to work region. Exeter City Futures’ goal is to make the Exeter region congestion free and energy independent by 2025. Exeter City Futures is excited to be taking part in discussion about the innovations taking place across the UK when it can share the opportunity Exeter has to solve its own challenges.

Innovate 2016

Hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK, Innovate 2016 will showcase the UK’s world-exciting innovators. In addition to the panel on which Exeter City Futures will be represented, visitors can see a range of talks focussed on the future and how to improve the world we live in.

Over 2,500 of the UK’s leading innovators will be attending the event which is being held at Manchester Central on November 2-3. The talk ‘innovation thrives in a drive to create liveable space’ will take place from 11.30-12.15pm on Day one.

To learn more about the problems affecting modern cities and how innovation can solve them you can register here. A standard one-day ticket costs £165 + VAT, two days £199 + VAT.