envEXPO will be a three day showcase of innovation, enterprise and environmental research, brought to you by EnvEast with the support of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Held on the internationally acclaimed Norwich Research Park, this event will bring together industry, business, policy-makers, research staff, students and NGO's with the aim of forming productive and collaborative relationships to drive forward environmental innovation and enterprise. This cross-sectoral event will highlight the environmental challenges and obligations facing businesses, industries and policy-making forums, as well as provide an insight into current world-leading environmental research being undertaken at the EnvEast partner institutions and beyond. There will be a range of high-profile keynote speakers, opportunities for lively debate and discussions, workshops, exhibitions as well as ample opportunity for networking. The event will unpack, challenge and understand what makes for real innovation between Universities and the research community and research ‘users', as well as informing the relevance and real world application of the environmental research programme.
Focus themes will include:
Grand Challenges in Observing Systems which seeks to address major current scientific and commercial exploration questions through observations in 'difficult' environments in deep oceans, coastal margins, the atmosphere and below ground.
Big Data - exploring the advantages and limitations of adopting a 'big data' approach in the environmental sector with specific reference to risk mitigation and decision support.
Valuing Nature and Natural Resources - considering the commercial, policy and scientific aspects of sustainability in the water-food-energy nexus.
envEXPO2017 will host the final of Enviro Infohackit2017. Enviro Infohackit2017 will team scientists with designers at 5 locations nationally. Teams are tasked to produce graphical communication tools, challenges or messages appropriate to research users, on an overarching theme related to their research or the needs of the research user. A winner will be chosen at each location, with the winners presenting and competing for the winners trophy at envEXPO2017.
The programme for the event is currently under development and will be updated here as soon as possible. Tickets will be limited, so pre-register today to ensure you are notified as soon as they are available, and eligible for priority registration.
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Blue Ltd. are pleased to provide the programme management for the EnvEast Innovation and Enterprise Programme.