9th August: A Showcase of Heriot-Watt Research and Innovation involvement in the Solar Decathlon Middle East ‚Äì Dubai 2020
Heriot-Watt University, 9 Aug: find out more about a global competition to design, build and operate an innovative, smart, sustainable future house.
In the context of¬†Expo2020 Dubai,¬†The Solar Decathlon Middle East 2020¬†(SDME2020) is a global competition to design, build and operate an innovative, smart, sustainable house of the future. This is an extraordinary, high-profile opportunity to exhibit globally and in a huge growing economy. We are looking to develop, prototype, and showcase emerging systems, techniques, materials, and technologies.
What is the opportunity for business? Access funding, collaborate in cutting-edge research, innovate, grow your profile, meet new partners and customers‚Ä¶and much more!
Heriot-Watt University is inviting companies with relevant expertise and products to join our researchers on a journey and create an award-winning house showcasing the best of Scottish research, innovation, creativity and know-how. Heriot-Watt will partner with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Innovation Centres (including CENSIS and Construction Scotland) to access the latest technologies and expertise across all industry sectors.¬†There will be the possibility to access funding to fabricate a local pavilion, or components, in Scotland during 2019 and 2020. The SDME pavilion (a single-family house) will then form a core part of the Scottish presence at the Global Expo 2020 in Dubai, and receive international visitors from November 2020 to April 2021. The event will also include a talk on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships from KTN’s Lorna Howarth.
The SDME2020 competition plays neatly to the strengths of Heriot-Watt‚Äôs programmes, academics and research centres. Our event on the 9th¬†August will help you understand your opportunities to engage in various initiatives leading to¬†Expo2020 Dubai¬†and¬†SDME2020¬†and how you can partner with us¬†through a range of collaborative research and innovation programmes.
For further information and bookings, please register via EventBrite.