The University’s historic Gilmorehill campus is equivalent in size to 30 city blocks catering for around 30,000 people arriving and leaving each day.
The planned expansion will provide us with a significant opportunity to exploit the development programme as a test bed for research and teaching in the smart cities field – exploring aspects of urban innovation, city systems, big data, informatics, energy management and transport policy.
Through a supporting programme of research and teaching, the University and its partners will build a world-class physical environment designed around the expectations of students, academics, funders, industry and Government.
Our Smart Campus will:
- Embed the use of smart technology into the daily life of the campus; providing an opportunity for the research, development and scale demonstration of city scale solutions.
- Integrate an enhanced research programme within the new campus focussed on new materials, advanced design, sensors, urban informatics, as well as health, transport, energy and environmental management.
- Develop the University as an international focus for Future City best practice.
- Provide world class facilities for ‘spin-in’ – enabling internationally renowned industrial partners to co-locate on the campus.
Early research and partnership working is developing around:
- Sustainable urban energy - low carbon, low impact engergy in a complex urban environment
- Construction innovation - new materials, systems and processes
- Sensors and Instrumentation - IoT and digital infrastructure
The University is keen to explore further collaborations with a range of external partners and welcomes the opportunity to discuss these further.
Find out more:
Michael Burns, Knowledge Transfer Manager
tel: +44 (0)141 330 3774
mobile: +44 (0)7860 916 436