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DAYTIME PROGRAMME

Time PROGRAMME
08:30 Registration and coffee
08:55 

TechFest Welcome
Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

09:00

In conversation with i3P chairs Mark Thurston and Phil Wilbraham

As the industry’s new independent innovation community driving collaboration in infrastructure, i3P is dedicated to driving opportunities and directing innovation to address major industry challenges. Chairs Mark Thurston and Phil Wilbraham will reflect on the first three years of success and share the i3P’s key challenges, as well as sharing their respective organisations’ investment plans at HS2 and Heathrow.

09:30

Reverse Spark, in collaboration with i3P

Leaders from I3P member organisations will take to the stage to pitch their organisations to the audience, setting out how they are enabling innovation and providing opportunities for start-ups and small businesses in the supply chain. Pitchers will then be probed by our questioning panel of SMEs and start-ups. The audience will also have the chance to put their questions to pitchers via the Sli.do app.

10:30

Coffee and networking

11:00

TechFest main stage

Digital twins – driving a new digital age

Two inspirational talks from inside and outside the industry, where digital twins are making an impact in manufacturing and construction.

TechFest Awards: Innovation showcase
Drop into one of five TechFest Awards hubs to see the shortlist pitching their innovations and projects live to our judging panel.
The shortlist will be announced in June

11:45

Q&A session

 

12:30

Lunch and networking

13:30

TechFest main stage

Productivity through innovation in a post-Brexit world

Two inspirational talks on how industrialisation processes can drive productivity.

TechFest Awards: Innovation showcase
Drop into one of five TechFest Awards hubs to see the shortlist pitching their innovations and projects live to our judging panel.
The shortlist will be announced in June

14:15

Q&A session

 

15:00

Refreshments and networking

15:30

Afternoon Keynote

Uber's vision for the future of mobility - replacing your car with your phone

Matt Price, head of strategy and planning, Uber

16:00

TechFest Accelerator

Back by popular demand, the TechFest Accelerator invites the industry’s small innovative firms to pitch live to the TechFest audience of major industry clients. Pitchers will be quizzed by our cross-industry panel of judges and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via the Sli.do app. The winning pitch will be announced on stage based on the judges’ and audience votes.

16:55

TechFest closing remarks

Mark Hansford, editor, New Civil Engineer

17:00

Close of main festival stage

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