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Smart Cities Opportunities in South Korea

Event details
Thursday, 27 August 2020
9:00 am – 11:00 am
This event will be live streamed via webcast
Overview
This webinar will frame the objectives of the Innovate UK Future Cities Mission to South Korea and relay the key observations from the UK team.

Innovate UK’s Global Expert Missions, led by Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network, play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.

The Smart Cities Expert Mission travelled to South Korea in June 2019. The findings and insights gathered during the delegation’s time are shared in the Global Expert Mission Report. This webinar will frame the objectives of the Innovate UK Future Cities Mission to South Korea and relay the key observations from the UK team that participated.

The session will be an active audience Q&A panel format, and free to participate in.

 

Event Agenda

09:00 Introduction to the Innovate UK GEM programme and South Korean Future Cities Mission: James Taplin, Mission Lead, Innovate UK.

09:05 The Emerging Future City Demonstrators and UK-South Korean collaboration opportunities: Dr Cho, Chief Director and Senior Research Fellow, Korean Agency for Infrastructure Advancement (KAIA)

09:15 South Korean Smart City Development and Opportunities for the UK: Gareth Davies, Head of Science, Innovation and Energy, Economic Diplomacy Section, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, South Korea

09:20 Innovate UK Future Cities GEM Report Key Messages: Michael Wilkinson (Author), CEO, avatr

09:25 Panel Session: Key messages from the UK expert mission attendees: Chaired: Bruce McLelland, Emerging Technology and Industries, KTN

  • Priya Prakash, Founder, Design for Social Change
  • Freyja Lockwood, Smart Cities and Innovation Lead, Bristol City Council
  • Hugh Boyes, Founder, BodVoc
  • Miranda Sharp, Stream Lead, National Digital Twin Programme
  • Julie Alexander, Director, Places for People
  • Brian Bishop, CEO, Data Performance Consultancy
  • David Leipziger, Connected Cites Specialist, Innovate UK

10:05 Interactive Q&A with audience participation. Chair: Bruce McLelland, KTN

10:25 Final Comments from the panel

10:30 Close