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ARM the tech leader gives sessions at Smart Grids Conference Cambridge 19-20 June

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We’re delighted to welcome the technology cluster leader ARM to the conference. ARM have come to dominate smartphone chip design in recent years after founding under 25 years ago in Cambridge. They are attacking server and IOT segments and also have interests in investment at the conference.

Dr Amyas Philips  of ARM IOT, covers maintaining leadership in a rapidly developing market with equally rapid technology evolution is a growing multidisciplinary challenge for both small and multinational enterprises.

Session Synopsis
Technology providers are rapidly maturing their various IoT platforms, all offering to solve the engineering problems of transitioning your business to being data-driven, so that you can focus on what you do best: energy generation, storage and distribution.  It’s de rigueur to acknowledge that exploiting data is as big a challenge as getting it in the first place – and to leave it at that.  Instead of doing that, I will look at the challenge from a digitising business’ point of view and show that the problem can be collapsed into a few key technology and business model decision points, with the options available at each.

Dr Amyas Philips will work with a colleague from IBM to deliver a fascinating technology session on 19 June.

ARM will deliver the Keynote at the start of 20 June and ARM’s ventures colleagues will give a short investment landscape talk also on 20 June.

3 weeks to go to this event and it will be very interesting and timely indeed, one not to miss! In order to attract startups, we have a few tickets available for the Business Conference on 20 June at just £149 pv(please email us or buy these & a full set of special options via Eventbrite here (+ card fee)), courtesy of ARM sponsorship of the conference. ARM, the global chip design ecosystem leader returns to SGCP17. Along with ARM & UtilityWise, sponsors also include NERA and Cambridge Consultants and media partners Pan European Networks & Cambridge TV.

Among expert industrial speakers are UK Power Networks (speaking on Microgrids), RWE (speaking on market efficiency and policy), EON (speaking on markets and math modelling them), UtilityWise (transitive grid); and from industrial academia Prof Andrew Cruden (speaking on energy storage technologies and applications).

Confirmed speakers
Dr Amyas Philips, Technology Director ARM Holdings plc, Mike Dimelow, ARM Accelerated Ventures
Andrew Strong, Business Development Manager, Cambridge Consultants
Joanna Hubbard, COO, Electron – Blockchain
Alex Bak, Founder, LightFi
Simon Daniel. CEO, Moixa Energy
Jon Ferris, Strategy Director, UtilityWise
Gavin Jones, GJC, Co-founder of Smart Grids GB
Sally Fenton, Innovation Manager, BEIS (formerly DECC)
Dr Erwin Frank-Schultz, Master Architect, IBM
Nick Easton, Future Whole Systems Programme Leader, National Grid
Jeremy Nicholson, Senior Adviser, Energy Intensive User Group, EEF
Professor Jerker Delsing, Project Co-ordinator, EU Arrowhead Smart Grids Sweden
Professor Andy Cruden from Energy Storage & Applications, an EPSRC initiative
Richard Druce,
Associate Director, NERA
Professor Peter Sharratt, Head of Strategy, WSP Global, London
Christos Keramisanos, Power Systems Senior Engineer, UK Power Networks
Harsh Pershad, Lead Technologist – Energy projects, Innovate UK
Greg Payne, Business Modeller, E.ON plc
Ben Willis, Corporate Development Strategy Manager, RWE
Ofgem 
Anant Prakash BP plc – Energy Outlook

Come and meet over 30 speakers and expert moderators over two days with a conference dinner overnight. Our pricing is simple and bookable easily on mobile or desktop. There are just two types of ticket: with or without event hotel. If you can only attend one day or the other, please call us on 01223303500 and we can arrange booking for this if available.

If you buy a ticket at £495 for the 2 days with dinner – you can also take a free table-top banner stand. There is a large subsidy for investible scale-ups with under 4 staff via ARM – consultants not included in this offer. These and other, larger innovation companies may also take an included 90 second pitch in plenary on 20 June with their ticket. With two tickets for a total of £990, you can build a large 3m stand at the venue for the 2 days & have a pitch. With 3 tickets, at £1,485 you can also include a speaking role (if agreeable and a fit to programme)Silver Sponsorship: 4 tickets at a total of £1,980 you obtain the above with months of active marketing online presence.

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 Conference Outline 

This 8th high level conference expo (with lead event sponsor ARM) brings together innovators, kit manufacturers with smart grids project buyers. It develops themes requested by global participants in previous series conferences since 2009, and new trends, drivers, innovations, solutions, the global market & value network.

Dr Justin Hayward, Director of C4IR added: “Just 3 weeks to go now to this event and we are delighted with the programmes and attendee mix! We have a VC & ARM-led innovation pitching session on the 20th at the business conference and a high quality delve into basics, technologies, markets and innovation on the 19th in the briefing day.”

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Meeting market demands: Cambridge Consultants at 8th Smart Grids Conference Cambridge

Cambridge Consultants, the technology cluster leader, features at the ARM-sponsored 8th Smart Grids Cleanpower Cambridge conference next month. The company, which has spun out many technology startups across five decades, will propose a framework to create more insightful products, technologies and digital services to meet the demands of the market created by the Smart Grid.

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Organiser C4IR is delighted to welcome the technology cluster leader Cambridge Consultants to the conference.

Andrew Strong of Cambridge Consultants says that maintaining leadership in a rapidly developing market with equally rapid technology evolution is a growing multidisciplinary challenge for both small and multinational enterprises.

This talk will propose a framework to create more insightful products, technologies and digital services that will meet the demands of the market created by the Smart Grid.

He will outline a phased approach – from identifying opportunities to developing successful commercial offerings, illustrated using real project examples including sensing, communications, data analytics, machine learning and digital services.

Jo-Jo Hubbard (pictured), CTO of Electron, a young technology company, will speak to the provocative title “Energy blockchains and why you should care.” Her session will discuss ways in which blockchain technology can drive efficiencies and new business models in the energy industry. Jo-Jo will elaborate on Blockchain capabilities, use cases and opportunities and how to drive adoption. IBM will also discuss blockchain in a session with ARM.

There is three weeks to go to this event and it will be very interesting and timely indeed, one not to miss! To attract startups,  a few tickets are available for the Business Conference on 20 June at just £149 pv(please email the organisers or buy these & a full set of special options via Eventbrite here (+ card fee)), courtesy of ARM sponsorship of the conference.

ARM, the global chip design ecosystem leader returns to SGCP17. Along with ARM & UtilityWise, sponsors also include NERA and Cambridge Consultants and media partners Pan European Networks & Cambridge TV.

Conference Outline

This 8th high level conference expo (with lead event sponsor ARM) brings together innovators, kit manufacturers with smart grids project buyers. It develops themes requested by global participants in previous series conferences since 2009, and new trends, drivers, innovations, solutions, the global market & value network.

Dr Justin Hayward, Director of C4IR added: “Just three weeks to go now to this event and we are delighted with the programmes and attendee mix! We have a VC & ARM-led innovation pitching session on the 20th at the business conference and a high quality delve into basics, technologies, markets and innovation on the 19th in the briefing day.”

Book fast | Book medium pace with more info | All C4IR events ticket shop | SGCP17 Event BrochureEventbrite with all incl concessionary tickets. Or call C4IR on 07720 047 402 to book or discuss event.

Economic principles of the market – regulatory models that have been used traditionally in the electricity sector – why they are coming under stress

Transactive grid development & market structure change by UtilityWise at 8th Grids Conference

At the ARM-sponsored 8th Smart Grids Cleanpower Cambridge conference next month, Jon Ferris, Strategy Director (Markets) at UtilityWise, covers how the market structure is changing and asks what constraints do the changes place on transactive grid development? What still needs to change, and how can consumers become more market-engaged?

Jon Ferris returns to speak at SGCP17 in Cambridge 19-20 June.

Event Sponsors: ARM | Gold Sponsors: UtilityWise | Silver Sponsors: Cambridge Consultants; NERA Key speakers: UK Power Networks, National Grid, RWE, Ofgem, EON, Dept for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, IBM, Arrowhead.

C4IR is delighted to welcome back its Gold Sponsor UtilityWise to the 8th Smart Grids conference in Cambridge (19-20 June). They are focused on and will speak about enabling the Transactive Grid.

Jon Ferris, Strategy Director (Markets) at UtilityWise, covers how the market structure is changing and asks what constraints do the changes place on transactive grid development? What still needs to change, and how can consumers become more engaged with the market?

UtilityWise will also speak on Day 2 on “IoT in the wild”. This investigates practical applications of IoT for business energy consumers in today’s marketplace.

Conference Outline

This 8th high level conference expo (with lead event sponsor ARM) brings together innovators, kit manufacturers with smart grids project buyers. It develops themes requested by global participants in previous series conferences since 2009, and new trends, drivers, innovations, solutions, the global market & value network.

Dr Justin Hayward, Director of C4IR added: “Just a month to go now to this event and we are delighted with the programmes and attendee mix! We have a VC & ARM-led innovation pitching session on the 20th at the business conference and a high quality delve into basics, technologies, markets and innovation on the 19th in the briefing day.”

Book fast (book with event hotel) | Book medium pace with more info | All C4IR events ticket shop | SGCP17 Event BrochureEventbrite with all incl concessionary tickets. Or call C4IR on 07720 047 402 to book or discuss event.

Maya Stancheva
Front of House, C4IR

 

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August News – Cambridge GrapheneTechDays 2015

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Sponsor Credits: Haydale plc (Lead) FlexEnable (Co-Lead) CGC (Co-Lead) Marks & Clerk LLP (Gold)

The Cambridge Graphene Tech Days 2015 is a leading festival of events over two days for networking and learning more about the latest advances in commercialising Graphene and related materials  in sectors such as electronics, displays, energy storage, composites, packaging, aerospace & defence and automotive.

Airbus & BP will give new presentations on the challenges for Graphene Solutions Providers in their set of industries and will be joined also by other global conglomerates.

The special programme of events will be held mainly in Cambridge’s newly-opening Graphene Building: with an exhibition of technology and tours of new labs as well as a media event, conference and a fine Hall dinner. The expert-led MasterClass covering the value network srtructure and barriers & application prioritisation offer enormous added value to corporate executive leaders.

Introduction from Dr Justin Hayward, CEO of CIR and Co-Director of Cambridge Graphene Days 2015
It is an honour to have the chance to bring together such excellent industrial and entrepreneurial growth companies in the graphene and GRM sector with Cambridge University and its new Graphene Centre Building Hub. Cambridge is perhaps the top global university across all key measures such as teaching and research. It is also home to a burgeoning technology cluster. Great companies have been born & grown to billions in the 25 years that I’ve lived here, but now multinationals also regularly come to have a base in Cambridge to find excellent research, engineering & coding staff, partnerships with top academics and other outsourcing and learning with many other players offering services in the tech cluster. I look forward to an inspiring couple of days of events.

Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale commented ”The Cambridge hub is one of the pre-eminent places to go for the highest quality science and application skills. As a leading technological solution provider to this rapidly evolving market sector it made great sense to support this centre of excellence covering graphene and related nano materials, . We believe the conferences and workshops at the Cambridge Graphene Days will showcase the adoption and use of the graphene materials in real products. Haydale’s functionalised graphene technology already is providing ground breaking benefits to organisations involved with composite materials, conductive inks and next generation battery technology”.

Chuck Milligan, CEO, FlexEnable commented ”The relevance of graphene and graphene-like materials to flexible electronics for displays and sensors is clear, and we are proud to be co-sponsors of the Cambridge Graphene Days event – and the opening of the Graphene Building in Cambridge. We believe that our unique manufacturing processes for flexible electronics, together with the exponential growth expected in the flexible display and IoT sensor markets, provide enormous opportunity for this exciting class of materials.”

Professor Andrea Ferrari added “We are very much looking forward to our Cambridge Graphene Technology Day on the 5th of November, when we will showcase industrial applications of graphene and related materials. We are also excited to be hosting high value manufacturing-oriented meetings on the site of the Cambridge Graphene Centre”

To learn more about the Cambridge Graphene Technology Days 2015 please visit http://www.hvm-uk.com/graphene2015

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Who should attend Cambridge Graphene Days 2015? 5-6 November

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Top 12 Reasons

1 Anyone with an interest in traction of business involving Graphene and GRMs

2 Anyone wishing to understand barriers to adoption and use of Graphene & GRMs

3 Anyone on a science and technology watching brief for Graphene and GRMs

4 Anyone with a startup or entrepreneurial idea for Graphene or GRMs

5 Anyone with business problems to solve that might be influenced or helped by Graphene or GRMs

6 Those wishing to understand the full uptodate and prioritised range of applications and those nearer to and further from market

7 Anyone wanting to get an IPR landscape & investment level update for Graphene and GRMs

8 Anyone wanting to meet new industrial and business entrants into the Graphene and GRM areas

9 People wanting to build quality networks or ecosystems in this set of fields

10 Sector specific players seeking to access solution providers

11 Solutions providers seeking to understand customer pull in a range of sectors

12 Those in related areas of technology such as nanotech, IoT, cleantech who wish to see the potential and synergies with Graphene and GRMs

Booking online | Info | Why attend? Please call Maya on +44 1223 303500 for help booking and service.