University of the West of England

UWE Bristol is one of Britain's most popular universities, with more than 30,000 students and 3,000 staff and is the largest provider of higher education in the south west of England.

At UWE Bristol, we're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise.

13:00 - 14:00

9th November MONDAY

WeCount – data-hacking for sustainable mobility in cities

Are you interested in using data for good? Have you ever wondered how citizens can drive innovation in the tech space?

Join UWE-Bristol and Transport and Mobility Leuven as they introduce WeCount, a collaborative research project that puts citizens in the driver’s seat of data generation and use about urban traffic – everything from walking, cycling, cars and lorries. Learn how the Telraam technology works and explore some of the data yourselves! Suitable for all self-confessed hackers, nerds and geeks.

19:00 - 20:00

9th November MONDAY

WeCount – involving citizens as scientists for sustainable mobility

"Are you passionate about how we get around our city in a way that causes minimal damage to the environment? Do you want to hear how you and your community can play a part in a sustainable future? Then this session is for you.

First, hear from UWE-Bristol’s WeCount team on the benefits of citizen science in addressing real-world urban mobility issues – using Telraam technology to count walkers, cyclists, and road traffic in your area. Then, celebrate the launch of an exciting new project related to sustainable mobility in Bristol: CarFreeCities, an initiative by Possible that hopes to produce a vision for a private car-free city and deliver bottom-up street level changes to reduce traffic.

Leave with new ideas and inspiration to take your campaigning on sustainable mobility to the next level.

10:00 - 11:30

13th November FRIDAY

Financial Technology in Research and Education

What is Fintech and what do we expect it to be in 10 or 20 years? How is higher education adapting to the pedagogic requirements of Fintech, and its multi-disciplinary nature.

Join the UWE Fintech team, as provide an insight into Fintech education in academia, its impact with industry, and its place in applying understanding in technologies like Blockchain, Big Data and AI!

The session will include a panel with members of academia, big industry players and local start-ups.