EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 2019 “Retrospectives Round-Up” and looking ahead to 2 further E&AQ specific editions in 2020!

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Back on November 14th, we hosted our second half of year Emissions and AQ event – EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 2019 – in Birmingham. If you’ve missed any of the “Retrospective” releases from that edition, here’s another opportunity to gain valuable insights from our Innovation Sponsors (Eunomia Research & Consulting, Hawa Dawa, Scotscape and Vortex IoT) and Keynote Supporters (University of Birmingham, Coventry City Council and BEAMA). Just click on the presentation title of your choice to access the associated slides:

1. “WM-Air: Clean Air Science for the West Midlands”
2. “The Key to Achieving Long-Term Sustainable Benefits for Transport”
3. “Putting Air Quality Data to Work – Opportunities and Challenges of Fine-Grained Spatial and Temporal Air Quality Information”
4. “Breathing Life into Cities: Combining Plants and Innovation to Process Air Pollution”
5. “Enabling Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring with Emerging Technologies”
6. “Connected Coventry, City of Culture and Innovation – Using Technology to Tackle Air Quality”
7. “Innovation in Homes and the Pressing Indoor Air Quality Challenge”

Here’s what some of the stakeholders in attendance had to say about our two 2019 Emissions and Air Quality Smart Classes (this edition and the one that we hosted in London last April):

“Very happy with my first Smart Class, fingers crossed I will be at another one in the next 3-6 months: very impressed! – Principal Transport Planner, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • “A useful model for delivery – I like the focus on practitioners and sharing experience. All of the presentations were relevant and related to issues I am currently trying to address” – Head of Environment, Eastleigh Borough Council • “All in all an excellent event!” – Environmental Protection Team Leader, Warwick District Council” • “Very informative and useful. Format perfect!” – Phase 1 Air Quality Lead, HS2 • “All presentations were interesting as they showed ways to monitor and efficiently mitigate air pollutants. All of the roundtables were valuable too, speakers knew their subjects and responded to our questions well. This was a really interesting event and I found it beneficial as a LA officer and individual” – Scientific Officer, Environmental Health, LB Barnet • “I’m interested in local government interventions and what can be done by councils to drive and coordinate change. A stimulating event which increased my overview of the subject. Thank you” – Councillor, Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • “Excellent event, very well organised, good pace, great range of contributors and well balanced. Has given me a lot of opportunities to follow up!” – Head of New Products, Unipart Rail • “Lovely people and interesting discussions” – Environment Manager, CrossCountry Trains • “Good to receive information and advice from practitioners and experts in one place. All the presentations and roundtables were very interesting” – Connectivity Strategy Manager, Staffordshire County Council • “A great event to meet key thinkers in your field” – Research Technician Air Quality, University of Birmingham/WM-Air Project • “Good to meet you yesterday. I enjoyed the meeting and made some useful links” – Professor of Atmospheric Science/Head of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham and WM-Air Project Lead • “All the roundtables were useful and all of the presentations were interesting too” – Sustainability Officer, LB Camden • “Smart Classes are doing a fantastic job of bringing together experts and those interested in ‘Smart’ solutions. Thanks for yet another great event, I really enjoyed the sessions! Smart Classes offer a great opportunity to stay up to date with the latest technologies and concepts in the infrastructure arena” – Partner, London Climate Change Partnership; Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership; and Founder, Plan for Earth • “An interesting and informative morning. Thank you!” – Air Quality Officer, City of London Corporation • “Thank you for holding these classes. Very informative, great for networking and all of the roundtables added value” – Functional Excellence Engineer, Cummins • “All of the roundtables were good” – Strategy Director, Bus, National Express • “A really interesting morning” – Director of Policy Development, Confederation of Passenger Transport • “The presentations provided a good learning experience and overview into the activities conducted. Great insights into programmes and good conversations during the roundtables” – National Networks Programme Coordinator, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK • “Excellent event today guys. I look forward to working with you again” – Managing Director, Vortex IoT (An Innovation Sponsor) • “Great day and, as always, lively debate” – Managing Director, Imperial (An Innovation Sponsor) • “Thank you Smart Classes!” – Chief Operating Officer, Hawa Dawa (An Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks for having me last Thursday, it was an interesting day with lots to learn. I also managed to use some of what I learnt in my presentation on Friday!” – Business Development Director, Scotscape (An Innovation Sponsor)

We’re looking forward to hosting two more Emissions and Air Quality dedicated Smart Classes over the coming year!

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Southern England 2020 – London, 15th April 2020

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Midlands & North 2020 – Sheffield, 10th December 2020

These collaborative, half day (8.30am-1.30pm), knowledge exchange events will continue to show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions. Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils; public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; freight and logistics operators; airports and port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, EA, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies; prime contractors etc.

Core themes at an Emissions & Air Quality Smart Class can range from IoT smart emissions monitoring, hyperlocal air quality monitoring, indoor air quality innovation, air pollution forecasting models based on neural networks, air pollution abatement systems/technologies, and mapping and visualising air quality in real-time, to managing and enforcing clean air and low emission zones, machine learning techniques to analyse weather and emissions data, deploying telematics and geo-fencing technology, EVs and hydrogen buses, mobility-as-a-service, innovative ways to clean polluted air, carbon capture and storage, and commercial sector initiatives such as emissions based parking tariffs and anti-pollution bus stops. Delegates hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable sessions. These events also feature up to 3 keynote presentations from major buyer side stakeholders giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.

If you’d like to secure a free delegate place at one of the Emissions & Air Quality Smart Classes above, please click on the appropriate event link and complete the registration form at the bottom of the page (spaces are limited and subject to satisfying the qualification criteria described).

If you’re an innovator – or your company sources or advises on digital solutions, data insights or smart best practices that can play a key role in helping our buyer side stakeholder delegates to address their air quality and emissions challenges – check out our Smart Class Innovation Sponsorship Packages, which (along with a variety of other benefits) enable your speaker to deliver a unique thought leadership presentation and your team of experts to host a series of deeper-dive roundtable consultations with the delegates. If you like what you see and would like to discuss a potential sponsorship commitment for 2020, please contact us here. We also welcome keynote speaker applications from appropriate buyer side stakeholders.

Similar opportunities are available this year for our Transport, Waste Management, Public Realm & Urban Spaces, Energy and Water Management editions. Peruse the full schedule below!

Smart Classes Schedule for 2020 (and beyond):

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2020 – Cardiff, 31st January 2020 – All delegate places and all innovation sponsorship slots have now been secured for this edition

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020 – Birmingham, 5th March 2020 – 50% of delegate places already allocated, only two sponsorship slots remaining!

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Southern England 2020 – London, 15th April 2020

WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – London, 15th April 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2020 – Manchester, 9th June 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2020 – Edinburgh, 10th September 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2020 – London, 13th October 2020

PUBLIC REALM & URBAN SPACES Smart Class 2020 – London, 13th October 2020

ENERGY Smart Class 2020 – Birmingham, 12th November 2020

WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – Birmingham, 12th November 2020

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Midlands & North 2020 – Sheffield, 10th December 2020

HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING Smart Classes – TBC

Re the first quarter of 2021: a TRANSPORT Smart Class for South West England or Wales will be hosted in Bristol or Cardiff in late January 2021 and TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2021 will be hosted in Nottingham during the first half of March 2021.

#Emissions&AirQuality  #SmartCities 

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 2019

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions.

  14/11/2019

   Birmingham, UK

Sponsored by
Eunomia Research & Consulting
Hawa Dawa
Scotscape Group
Vortex IoT

#Emissions&AirQuality  #SmartCities 

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, South 2020

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions.

  10/12/2020

   London, UK

Sponsored by
Imperial
Videalert
Vortex IoT

#Emissions&AirQuality  #SmartCities 

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Midlands & North 2021

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions.

  Date TBC

   Sheffield, UK

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