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The Smart Grid Challenge: Innovation in grid, smart meters and data analytics


Thursday, 27 March 2014 from 13:30 to 17:00

The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) has teamed up with ScotlandIS (the trade body for the Digital Technologies Industry in Scotland) and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (EECI) to host an event focused on improving awareness among Scottish SMEs of the challenges and opportunities presented by the emerging smart grid, smart meter and smart data markets.

Attendees - expected from Scottish companies in the ICT, software and energy sectors – will be provided with an overview of the global and UK opportunities from two key players in this exciting emerging market, IBM and Accenture. They will also hear from a Scottish utility on new developments in grid and data innovation, and from a number of small companies pursuing new smart grid and smart meter opportunities.

A guest speaker from the University of Strathclyde will also provide an overview of the role of data and data analytics in the utility sector and the ETP/ ECCI will provide information on the support mechanisms available to support SMEs in relation to innovation around low carbon products and services.

The event will also represent a formal meeting of ScotlandIS's Low Carbon Working Group

 

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Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ