Smart Energy

A smart energy system fit for the 21st Century needs to radically rethink the place that energy holds in the world and in our lives. Tomorrow’s energy system needs to minimise wastage, optimise efficiency, utilise storage to flatten peak demand, deal effectively with decentralised production through renewables, respond to user demand for real-time household data, engage with the marketplace for smart meters, apps and devices that allow users more convenience and control, focus on affordability, nudge behaviors through smart tariffs, and build resilience to climate change, fluctuating energy markets and other infrastructure stresses.

Some of the key questions that will be explored across the Venturefest programme include:

  • How can we make sure that a decentralised energy grid is resilient to future shocks and stresses?
  • If scale is needed for effective production, storage and offsetting peak demand, is this only for large corporates or will a distributed methodology be effective?
  • What is the appropriate regulatory environment?
  • Will smart energy grids lead to the end of fuel poverty or increase it?
  • In the ‘Internet of Energy’ who will win the battle to be ‘Google’?

Thought Leadership Conference

Venturefest Questions

Leading futurologists, business leaders and academics will position the challenges to developing technology for the future city.

Smart Energy

A smart energy system fit for the 21st Century needs to radically rethink the place that energy holds in the world and in our lives.

Intelligent Transport

Urban mobility has undergone a radical shift from large-scale public infrastructure  to the rise of mobility on demand services.

Intelligent Infrastructure

Embedded sensors and ubiquitous digital communication networks are enabling a world where ‘dumb’ and ‘silent’ infrastructure assets are springing to life.

Smart Living

What does it mean to ‘live smart’ in a world where there are more connected devices than people, yet natural resources are increasingly scarce?

Smart Money

The banking and finance sector is anticipating more change in the next two years than in the last 200, see the tech thats driving it.

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