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Biodesign: Why the future of our cities is soft and hairy. Alberto T. Estevez leads the Genetic Architectures Office researching a systematic implementation of cutting-edge bio & digital techniques, that could achieve natural scale 1:1 architecture, built entirely with digital tools.

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Life in cities can be hectic and stressful - but some technology designers are going out of their way to make them more fun. An innovative helmet is the brainchild of PhD student Panos Mavros, from University College London's Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (Casa) to combine GIS and Neuroscience to help us shed light into the interactions of people with their environment.

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Paul Furgale and team are working towards automated valet-parking & Charging by 2015 using close-to-market sensor technology. “The idea is that we can actually use technology to give people a better mix of public and private transport” said Paul Furgale, ETH Zurich.

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3D weaving invented by RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture, create better sportswear and even medical implants. "Medical textiles are really taking off right now," he says. "If you use natural fibres, natural resins, it can be really interesting".

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In Computer Science circles, the agenda behind smart cities has gained traction: new monitoring technologies promise to allocate urban resources more efficiently and, as such, make our cities ‘smarter’. But a counterpart to that dominant efficiency-driven narrative is which urban elements make people happy?

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Tobias Schwinn and team have created a structure fabricated using a custom-built system of robotics, which were here used to create a series of modular fibre-composite components. The project is part of a programme investigating how natural lightweight structures can be recreated using architecture.

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Air pollution affects each and every one of us; the health impacts are considerable, and have become a well-understood and widely publicised issue. Change London have created AirSensa, a UK-wide network of urban air quality monitors, starting in Greater London, to monitor and visualise air quality right down to individual street level.

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William Trossell, co-founder of ScanLAB claims the advancement and proliferation of 3D-scanning technology means we will soon be able to explore a life-size digital replica of the real world. "I imagine our city of the future will be in two ways – both a virtual and a real version".

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Buffalo Grid provides solar-powered phone charging for developing countries. BuffaloGrid is doing what mobile network operators did for telecommunication to electrical power. They provide the infrastructure for free and run an affordable, convenient & reliable service.

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Bart Remes, project manager at the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering, has led a group of researchers to the creation of the world's smallest autopilot. The team's goal is to eventually create MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicles) small enough to fit into your pocket.

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Urban Algae Canopy produces a forest's worth of oxygen. ecoLogicStudio and founders Claudia & Marco have created an Urban Algae Canopy Module which has bio-digitally activated, micro-algal cultivation that is responsive to environmental factors like weather changes, light patterns & movements.

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DisplaySwarm is a swarm of mobile robots that represents images in a novel way and proves concepts on reciprocal collision avoidance in cluttered environments and complex pattern formation, created by Paul Beardsley from the Disney Research Group. How will swarm robotics impact future cities?

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Thingful.net, created by technology firm Umbrellium (founded by Usman Hqaue), is a map-based interface that aims to unlock the potential of connected devices. It collates information from external Internet of Things data sets and displays the data geographically on a map.

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Sam Hill, Co-Founder of PAN Studio have created an alternate reality game using the internet and mobile devices to create fantasy worlds as virtual "layers" over the real world.

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Why Attend

Extraordinary Speakers

Discover the cutting-edge technologies on the horizon that are going to disrupt and inspire change for our future cities. Hear from the world's leading thinkers and doers. We need to think differently about our future cities to sustain the increasing urban population and unprecedented growth.

Discover Emerging Technologies

The summit will showcase the opportunities of accelerating technologies and their impact on our urban areas. Gain insight into breakthrough innovations that will have an impact on our future urban areas through the world’s leading technologists and decision-makers.

Expand Your Network

A unique opportunity to interact with leading scientists, entrepreneurs, influential businesses & exciting startups in the very same place. What happens when you put leading thinkers, makers & doers in the same room? Meet fellow innovators with the same passion to reshape our future cities.

Who Will You Meet

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Academics
  • Technologists
  • Startups
  • Business Leaders
  • Investors
  • Innovators

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  • Part of the 5 track Technology Summit
  • 50 Speakers
  • 250 leading technologists & innovators
  • Group brainstorming sessions
  • Interactive workshops
  • 7 + hours of networking
  • Access to all the filmed presentations
  • Discover technology shaping the future

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Topics We Cover

  • 3D-Printing

    3D-Printing

  • Connected Home

    Connected Home

  • Urban Infrastructure

    Urban Infrastructure

  • Environmental Monitoring

    Environmental Monitoring

  • Open Data

    Open Data

  • Synthetic Biology

    Synthetic Biology

  • Transport

    Transport

  • Smart Cities

    Smart Cities

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Paul Foster, Microsoft

"As predicted a fab morning at #reworkrobotics great discussions had and connections made :)" RE.WORK Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Forum London 2014

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Argus Labs

"'Mind-blown’ a perfect fit to describe the RE.WORK Technology Summit Berlin experience." RE.WORK Technology Summit Berlin 2014

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Future & Emerging Technologies Unit

"RE.WORK provided a unique mix of technology, from the exploration of latest scientific findings to startups that can make them a reality" RE.WORK Tech Summit London

Future Events

Internet of Things Summit London

12 March 2015, London

The Internet of Things Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of the internet of things and the potential for a positive impact on business and society.

Deep Learning Summit Boston

26 May 2015, Boston

The Deep Learning Innovation Summit is the next revolution in artificial intelligence. Explore the impact of image & speech recognition as a disruptive trend in business and industry. How can multiple levels of representation and abstraction help to make sense of data such as images, sound, and text.

Internet of Things Summit Boston

28 May 2015, Boston

The Internet of Things Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of the internet of things and the potential for a positive impact on business and society.

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