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CW Unplugged: Tech for Fire

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CW Unplugged is back for 2019 bringing you Tech for the Environment. This year we're exploring the four elements, our third event is Tech for Fire.

About the event

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This is the third of four events as part of the 2019 CW Unplugged: Tech for the Environment series.

In partnership with Arm, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP - WCMC) and the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), we're hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Fire an event that explores innovative technologies contributing to tackling battery power in developing and emerging economies.

Bringing together impact investors, designers, engineers, we'll help create solutions to specific challenges currently faced by start yup ventues working on Tech for Fire.

To ensure we have the right group of people attending this exclusive event we would like to invite you to register your interest by clicking 'reserve a place' and we will reply back to confirm your suitability (within a week).

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWUnplugged.

Series Sponsor Arm

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 125 billion chips. Over 70 percent of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. Arm is committed to ensuring our work helps meet the United Nations Global Goals. Through our international partner ecosystem and philanthropic collaborations, we’re enabling technology to deliver the 2030 Global Goals agenda.

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Series Partner UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

UNEP-WCMC confronts the challenges faced by our world's biodiversity.

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Event Partner Centre for Global Equality

The Centre for Global Equality focuses the resources available in global centres of excellence such as Cambridge on evolving innovative solutions to global challenges. We contribute to greater global equality by improving access for the underprivileged to the intellectual, social and financial resources usually reserved for the elite. We are a network of NGOs, academics, businesses and individuals who work collaboratively towards reducing extreme inequality, a root cause of poverty and marginalisation globally. Based in Cambridge, UK, we have over 50 member organisations that work on more than 90 projects in 27 countries.

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Sponsored by u-blox UK

As a global leader in wireless communication and positioning, our products and services are used by billions of people every day. And with this great power comes great responsibility, which is why we are always looking for ways to ensure that every part of our operations is run as sustainably as possible. We take great care to maintain a sustainable business model that looks after the interests of our customers, shareholders, the environment and the communities we operate in. Underpinning this aim are our five pillars of corporate social responsibility.

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Event facilitator Cambridge Consultants

World-class wireless product development services

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Agenda

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15:50

CW Unplugged Introduction: Abhi Naha, CCO, CW

16:00

Setting the scene

Speaker to be confirmed

16:20

Powering technology of the future: what are the risks to biodiversity?: Dr. Mike Harfoot, UNEP-WCMC

Batteries are incredibly important for the modern world and their importance is only set to grow. For example, electric vehicle production is projected to grow from less than 2 million vehicles a year in 2016 to nearly 40 million by 2030. However, extraction of the raw materials needed to manufacture batteries in the volumes needed raises environmental, humanitarian and political concerns. Investigating ways in which the tech sector can work with researchers to ensure that the growing volume of battery production, has minimal impact on the environment is of vital importance.

16:40

CGE Cultivator venture 1

16:55

CGE Cultivator venture 2

17:10

Intro to the Ideation workshop facilitators

We'll split into groups and intro you to your group leader before a quick break to refuel.

17:15

Break

17:30

Ideation Workshop

A fast paced hour of brainstorming discussing the challenges Tech for Water faces. Attendees have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and experiences in facilitated groups ran by our partners.

18:30

Workshop Presentations

Informal presentations and discussion of the main outcomes from each Ideation group.

19:15

Next Steps

19:30

Join us in the atrium for food, drink & networking

20:00

Event Close

15:30

Arrival, registration and networking

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Location info

The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GA

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