This is a great opportunity for those interested in creating a tech business in the Intelligent Mobility/Transport sector to understand the innovation needs of Centro and the Transport Systems Catapult.
The afternoon workshop will give you an insight into current trends and opportunities in the industry, and the data sets that are coming available. You will also be able to interact with representatives from the two organisations and many other tech entrepreneurs.
12:30pm: Registration and lunch
1:00pm: Geoff Inskip, Chief Executive of Centro
Introduction to the transport challenges workshop.
1:10pm: Amy Wyron, Partnerships Director at Moovit
Overview of their travel product.
1:25pm: Andy Pascoe, Business Development Director at Transport Systems Catapult
How the Transport Systems Catapult is tackling innovation
1:40pm: Chris Thompson, founder of EnableiD
A collaboration between Centro and a tech entrepreneur.
1:50pm: Paul Beckley, Head of ICT – Centro
What data sets are available to tech entrepreneurs? What data sets will be coming available?
2:00pm Andrew Page, Smart Mobility Manager, Centro
What are Centro's innovation challenges? Six commercially viable challenges will be detailed (Some will be regional, national and European-wide.)
2.10pm Andrew Radford, Birmingham City Council
Open Transport Network
2:20pm: David Hardman, CEO of Innovation Birmingham
'The next steps' - The opportunity to build a start-up within the Serendip Intelligent Mobility Incubator.
2:30pm: Coffee break
2:50pm: Workshop session with Centro personnel to explore the potential of six innovation challenges and rank them in order of commercial interest.
4:00pm: Event close
When & Where
Innovation Birmingham Campus
Innovation Birmingham Campus; The base for Birmingham’s tech community.
The Innovation Birmingham strategy is focused on a service offering for founders of new technology ventures, as well as more established tech businesses. The campus facilities include the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) multi-occupancy start-up centre with hot-desking facilities and a wide range of flexible office units (115-15,000 sq ft). However, the campus is far from just bricks and mortar; the team actively nurtures an interactive and supportive community within the place.