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    By Sophie Curtis on April 29, 2015

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    Here's the latest news and events from the RE.WORK team.

    How can we apply exponentially advancing technology to make a difference?

    The 3rd annual RE.WORK Future Technology Summit will take place in London again this September.

    Rapidly advancing technologies are changing our lives, workplaces, cities and homes at an exponential rate. Getting to grips with the latest technological breakthroughs has never been more important, or more fun!

    At this summit we'll explore how emerging technologies such as swarm robotics, UAVs, regenerative medicine, connected devices, augmented reality and smart materials will impact our lives in the very near future.

    How can we apply sensors and connected devices to create more efficient transport systems? How will your own personal virtual assistant change your work life and the home? Will we live in more sustainable cities due to drones environmental monitoring? What will the smart textiles weaved into your clothing tell you about your health?

    Sessions will include:

    • Augmented Reality on the Road with Brian Waterfield, Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead at Jaguar Land Rover
    • Swarm Robotics & the Future of Healthcare with Roderich Gross, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield
    • The Internet of Fashionable Things with Francesca Rosella & Ryan Genz, Founders of CuteCircuit
    • Personalised Medicine & Mobile Diagnostics with Elaine Warburton, CEO & Co-Founder of QuantuMDx
    • The Internet of Things and Urban Simulation with Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL

    Discounted tickets end this FRIDAY! Save £300 off the standard ticket price, register here now.

    A $7 Trillion Opportunity: Introducing Boston's Next Generation of IoT Disruptors

    IDC have predicted the Internet of Things (IoT) market will reach $7 trillion in just five years. However, despite this, a recent study found that 73% of companies have yet to make any concrete investments in the IoT. Are you ready for a smart, connected world? How will it impact your workplace, job and even your home?

    At the Internet of Things Summit in Boston on 28-29 May, we're bringing together over 40 experts to discuss the Industrial Internet, the Connected Home, Wearables, Embedded Devices, Smart Cities, Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure, Personalised Medicine, the Connected Car and much more. Speakers will include exciting new startups, leading technologists and engineers, and world-class researchers from notable companies and institutions including: Google, MIT, INRIX, BigBelly, City of Boston, AliveCor, Misfit Wearables, Zubie and SafeLogic.

    Discounted tickets end this FRIDAY! Book now to save $200 on your ticket.

    View the schedule here.

    Ultimaker: Changing Education Paradigms with 3D Printing

    There is a lot of hype around 3D printing and its game changing potential, but the question is: how do we convert this potential into reality?

    The CREATE Education project by Ultimaker focuses on certain core values that allow education institutions to be confident in inspiring the next generation. Their open source philosophy and belief in the sharing of knowledge makes Ultimaker 3D printers the perfect choice for education institutions to enter into this exciting new world. Through the CREATE Education Project, Ultimaker provide free teaching resources and for an ever expanding community of educators, community maker-spaces and innovation enterprises in the UK.

    At RE.WORK The Future of Education, Paul Croft, Director of Ultimaker, will be sharing examples of success stories and challenges, and holding a discussion open for collaboration with attendees. We caught up with Paul before the event on 15 June to hear more about his work and the CREATE Education project.

    Q. What problem are you trying to address?

    There have been many technologies since I was at school that have been heralded as 'revolutionary' and 'game changing' but they have seldom had the anticipated impact. There are a variety of reasons for this and budget is not always the major barrier its perceived to be! The CREATE Education Project was conceived to address the common headaches - teacher confidence, support, resources, reliability, the sharing of best practice and relevance to employment opportunities. By developing a community that addresses these issues and connecting different stakeholders we are alleviating many of the traditional challenges by socially proving the benefits.

    Q. How did you come across that problem?

    Thanks to family connections (they are all teachers!) we have a unique insight into barriers for tech adoption in education. Before we started promoting the potential of 3D Printing and the capabilities of Ultimaker machines, we listened to teachers and decision makers and asked how we could make it as easy as possible for pupils to receive the learning benefits on offer. Their feedback guided the development of the CREATE Education Project and community input remains vital to our progress.

    Read the full interview here.

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    Until next time!

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