BRITE seminars

9 February 2012, 1.00 PM - 9 February 2012, 1.00 PM

Vice-Chancellor's room, (one floor up from Pugsley Lecture Theatre), Queens Building, Bristol

Welcome to a new season of BRITE (BRIstol Technologies for the Environment) seminars.

BRITE seminars are aimed at academic staff, research staff and postgraduate students.  BRITE brings together researchers working on technological solutions to environmental and sustainability problems.

We interpret 'technology' in the widest possible sense, including basic science, systems engineering, mathematical analysis, product development, IT solutions and much, much more.

BRITE aims to support the wide body of environmental related activity taking place under the Cabot institute, whilst allowing a more focused group of researchers working on environmental technologies to meet on a regular basis.

Seminars are held 13:00 to 14:00 on the second Thursday of every month.

Seminars will feature either one or two speakers, as well as a regular section on funding opportunities and environmental/sustainability news.  A strong focus will be placed on opportunities for future collaboration and the presentations will be aimed at a wide audience, avoiding too much technical detail associated with one specific discipline.

Our speaker on 9th February will be Prof. Martin Bigg, Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet and Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation at UWE.

The Environmental iNet is a £2 million initiative in partnership with UWE, the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter that supports environmental technologies and businesses by bringing together specialist academic and business expertise. Prof. Bigg will outline the purpose and methods of the Environmental iNet, and present a few case studies concerning their work in the South West region.

BRITE periodically distributes information on relevant funding opportunities to our internal mailing lists. If you wish to added to these lists, please contact me at


BRITE is on the lookout for future speakers.  If you think you might be interested, or would like more details, do get in touch.

Upcoming talks:

Feb 9th:
Martin Bigg, Professor of Environmental Technology, Director of Environmental iNet, UWE

Mar 8th:
Dr. Chris Preist, Reader in Sustainability and Computer Systems
Saraansh Dave, Systems Centre, UoB and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd.

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