My Smarter Essex: presentation slides and follow-up questions

Thank you to everyone who made the My Smarter Essex event on 6 October 2016 such a fantastic success.

Click here to download the presentation slide pack (Please note that Smarter Transport is still being cleared for publication and will be available soon)

Poll results from My Smarter Essex
Photos from My Smarter Essex

The level of interest, enthusiasm and engagement from all parties (especially the student audience) was overwhelming and we now have a vast wealth of comments, questions and issues to pore over!

In the coming months we will set up blogs to discuss the big issues that face us as we move towards a smarter Essex. In the meantime, we'd like to answer some of the more specific questions submitted during the presentations:

Follow the links or read on for answers...

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Save the date for the 2017 Schools' Competition and Big Bang Eastern

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Wed 28 June 2017, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

We are very pleased to announce the dates for our 2017 Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition:

  • The competition will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 19 July 2017

(Note that the competition has moved from a Friday to a Wednesday).

This year we are working in collaboration with the Big Bang Eastern to hold a joint event.

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IET says it's "time to involve the people"

Research undertaken by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – one of our sponsors – has found that, despite considerable investment by the UK government, local authorities and businesses, there is a basic lack of awareness among the British public about what a smart city is, does, and its potential to improve citizens' quality of life.

My Smarter Essex aims to fix that, by implementing the three objectives defined in the IET Smart Cities report.

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Photos from My Smarter Essex

The photos from My Smarter Essex, held on Thursday 6 October 2016 at Anglia Ruskin University, are available on our Flickr Stream. The slideshow is embedded below.

Thank you to everyone who attended and who made the event such a success. This is just the start of a major project; follow the link above for more...

My Smarter Essex

Thurstable School EPQ

Thurstable School EPQ

We were pleased to present a bursary cheque to Thurstable School following a successful application for funding for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) requiring some specific materials.

We look forward to welcoming Correy Andrews at our 2017 Schools' Competition to demonstrate an engine using an oxyhydrogen generator as its power source.