Data and digital technologies will be increasingly relied on to make better decisions, unlock efficiencies and improve the quality of life in cities. How we design cities of the future will also influence our ability to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change. Learn about mobility, building, and energy and infrastructure technologies that are leading the transformation of our most dense communities and making life more affordable.
Current models of production, distribution and disposal must radically transform if we want a smarter and more environmentally responsible cycle of production. The unifying concept of a circular economy, with the goal of producing zero waste, means breaking away from our current “take-make-waste” approach. How do we inspire mainstream adoption of circular business models and can we point to approaches that are working?
The fourth Industrial Revolution — also known as Industry 4.0 — is about taking existing industries and giving them digital intelligence with the help of machine learning, data-collecting sensors, robotics and autonomous systems. At its core, Industry 4.0 creates the ability to monitor and control machinery and equipment in real time at every step of production. What are the transition pathways to Industry 4.0 and the barriers slowing us down?
Women in cleantech
To solve the world’s climate and environmental challenges, we need more than just good ideas. We need diversity of thought and real technological answers to some of our biggest global problems. This means women, more than ever, need to be part of the solution, both as entrepreneurs and investors. How far have we come — and what barriers remain — to bring more gender balance to the cleantech sector as it enters a new phase of growth?
Full agenda to be released soon.