Centre for intelligent Places - Industry Partnership Launch

21 September 2016

Centre for intelligent Places - Industry Partnership Launch

Centre for intelligent Places -- "Unlocking Academia-Industry Research Partnership Potential” at Henley Business School

The Centre of intelligent Places has now launched its partnership programme. The objective of the programme is to demonstrate how the Centre can help industry players gain better insights and intelligence utilising our multi-disciplinary research expertise in order to fulfil industry’s place making, place shaping aspirations. The Centre has been recently working with key industry players creating dynamic global thinking on the future role of both the digital and physical environments at scale and at the micro level. At present we are investigating key research areas such as health and ageing, mobility and transport, infrastructure systems as well as people, places and connectivity across society as a whole.

The goal of the Centre moving forward is to collaborate further with industry players to co-create, co-produce and effectively help generate new products and services for organisations providing research expertise in order to drive greater economic growth across the UK and other regions around the world. This comes on the back of our recent industry event on Tuesday 13th September at Henley Business School. We were delighted to have John Lindup Principal lead within Data Driven Analytics from AT Kearney speak on the topic of “Intelligent Care and Urban Living” along with Abdul Rahim, Director of Vision2020: The Horizon 2020 Network discussing the topic of “Partnerships and Consortium Building”. Included in the event were short presentations on the Centre’s research focus and strategy. Ginny Gibson (Deputy Dean, Henley Business School), Anupam Nanda (Academic Director, Centre of intelligent Places) and Gavin Parker (Professor of Planning Studies). A select group of experts from 30+ private sector and public sector organisations attended the event. Presentations were followed by a drinks reception.