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Smart Rural 3 - Digital Connectivity for Rural Areas

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University Centre Shrewsbury

The Guildhall

Frankwell Quay

Shrewsbury

SY3 8HQ

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The 3rd Smart Rural event hosted by the Centre for Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST@UCS), explores the opportunities and challenges for rural businesses and communities for improved communication technologies through the lens of People, Profit and Planet. Hosted by Dr. Julieanna Powell-Turner and with keynote speakers from Smart Rural Scotland Co-op, the event will debate the current technologies on offer such as 5G, LoRaWAN, Airband and showcase examples of their applications for rural areas across environment and health as a tool for connecting people and services.

Agenda (subject to change):

10:30am - Coffee and networking

11:00am - Opening remarks - Professor (v) Dr. Julieanna Powell-Turner

11:15am - Opportunities for digital connectivity between People, Profit and Place: Iceland Case Study of Smart Rural

11:40am - Current picture of Shropshire in relation to digital connectivity - Chris Taylor, Shropshire Council

12:00pm - Intro and update on West Mids 5G projects (WMCA) - Lesley Holt

12:30pm - Midlands Connect: Introducing the concept of a Rural Mobility Toolkit - Valerie Hastie

12:50pm - TBC

1:00pm - Lunch and networking

2:00pm - Introduction to Smart Rural Co-op Scotland - Paul Lindop

3:00pm - Rural connectivity and business productivity - Dr Fiona Williams

3:10pm - TBC

3:30pm - Summary and close - Professor (v) Dr. Julieanna Powell-Turner

3:40pm - Room available for networking


This is a fully funded event open to SME's based in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

People who should attend:

  • Construction companies

  • Architects

  • Academics

  • Local Authorities

  • Policy makers

  • Environmental regulators

  • Funders

  • Consultants

  • Energy companies

  • Surveyors

Part funded by the ERDF, CREST@UCS offers free support to SMEs in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin for R&I into environmental science, management and technology. (SGH026)

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