“Harnessing technological breakthroughs for a sustainable future”    

“Harnessing technological breakthroughs for a sustainable future”

 

 

Businesses are operating in an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change. From disruptive new business models and redesigned products through to the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, this theatre is dedicated to the cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the green economy.

2019 Agenda

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21 May 2019
  1. Innovation Theatre

    Innovation isn’t just about deploying new technologies, it’s about developing new ways of thinking, fostering creativity and embracing disruption. In this opening session, a panel of sustainability and innovation experts will discuss how businesses can harness green innovation through the creation and development of ideas. Panellists will include the participants of the Future Systems Hackathon, which is taking place LIVE over the two days of the show.

  2. Innovation Theatre

    This session will hear from innovation experts across the areas of Government, business management and product development to explore what leadership looks like when it comes to harnessing technological breakthroughs for a sustainable future.

  3. Innovation Theatre

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Technological advancements are appearing rapidly and simultaneously across the globe, and organisations large and small are turning to the latest digital innovations to gain strategic advantage over their counterparts. This session explores how these innovations can help to drive more sustainable manufacturing processes.

  4. Innovation Theatre

    edie Live 2019 is all about turning ambitions into actions, and in this session we’ll hear from three organisations that are doing just that, with in-depth case studies offering up real-life examples of how innovative technologies and systems can be applied across the spectrum of sustainable business.

  5. Innovation Theatre

    At an edie Energy Leaders Club event late last year, former National Grid boss Steve Holliday championed the role that businesses and innovators have played in igniting a "chaotic revolution" in the energy sector – whether that be through decentralisation, smart grid technologies or clean energy systems. In this session, we hear from three of those energy innovation champions...

22 May 2019
  1. Innovation Theatre
    Energy and sustainability teams have been working on-site overnight with hackers and tech experts to solve real-world problems and accelerate the shift towards low-carbon, resource-efficient business models. This session will see some of the hackathon participants take to the stage to discuss how they’re progressing with their solutions in the areas of big data and flexible energy.
  2. Innovation Theatre

    The retail sector is going through a period of great transformation. Amid an ever-changing backdrop of new shopping habits, disruptive new business models and the prolific growth of digital retail, this session will explore the innovation opportunities that lie in waiting for British retailers to achieve a sustainable future, today.

  3. Innovation Theatre

    About how it doesn’t have to start with your idea – e.g. competitions, collaborations, internal innovation workshops etc.

  4. Innovation Theatre
     Innovating our way out of the plastics crisis
  5. Innovation Theatre

    Post-hackathon discussion about the results and what happens next

2019 Co-sponsors

edf
Flexitricity
jrp

Energy

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Mobility

Built Environment

Business Leadership