Andy Tonks @aa9557 ?

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"We have set up a twitter account for the Grand Challenge Initiatives to keep people informed of useful activity going on . If you are a twitter fan then please follow us @GrandChallenge" · View
  • Andy Tonks posted an update in the group Grand Challenges:   7 years ago · View

    European Commision Report on Ambient Assisted Living Program indicates that the joint programme has been very successful in uniting the 23 participating countries around a pressing societal challenge

    http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/einclusion/research/aal/interim_review/index_en.htm

  • Andy Tonks posted an update in the group Grand Challenges:   7 years ago · View

    Date for the diary
    Wireless Sensing for Smart Buildings conference
    By: Philip Cooper December 21, 2010 4:28 PM
    10 February 2011, TechnoCentre, Coventry University
    Obviously closely linked to the Low Impact Buildings challenge but there could be overlap into Ageing Society issues eg. applications to Telehealth. Possibly Sustainable Agriculture in monitoring of glasshouses

  • Andy Tonks posted an update:   7 years ago · View

    We have set up a twitter account for the Grand Challenge Initiatives to keep people informed of useful activity going on .
    If you are a twitter fan then please follow us @GrandChallenge

  • This document is a reference summary of the overarching themes being worked on in the first drafts of the various business plans in Oct 2010. They are expected to evolve and grow as we develop the themes and grow our research clusters over time

  • Andy Tonks posted an update in the group Grand Challenges:   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Environmental Technologies as a Grand Challenge cross cutting theme has taken a bit of a back seat so far but we are now starting to work on a framework to build it around.
    A key idea is to work with Coventry Council on the concept of putting the City forward as a European Living Lab for Low Carbon Technologies. This would define a framework of physical locations for new things to be tried and be a strategic move for the University. Projects could then be sought and justified in the area .

    The Living Lab concept doesn’t really cost much other than some time to apply but its important to define what low carbon activity it will embrace so that the outside world knows what to engage on. To this end we are proposing to try and hold a Sandpit/Framing meeting in Jan to try to align the Councils view with the concept.

  • Andy Tonks joined the group Grand Challenges   7 years, 1 month ago · View

  • Andy Tonks posted an update in the group Waste – Research:   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    This is a useful info day for the next FP call coming out on energy research focus – there is also a webcast on the day and we will attempt to organise a meeting to view it and discuss implications.
    The Intelligent Energy – Europe European Info Day – Brussels, 18 January 2011
    http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/events/infodays_en.htm

    The European Info Day 2011:

    > gives you an update on the European policy for renewable energies and energy efficiency
    > presents you the Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE) programme and the priorities of its 2011 call for project proposals
    > presents ongoing IEE projects and the ingredients of their success
    > tells you how to apply for IEE funding and gives the best chance for your project to be selected
    > offers dedicated workshops for each funding area with the opportunity to meet the IEE team of the EACI
    > is an opportunity to network and find project partners

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  • Andy Tonks joined the group Zero Waste   7 years, 2 months ago · View

  • Andy Tonks posted on the forum topic General Discussion in the group Zero Waste:   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    I think this is a great initiative Jim and one that could align people to several of the grand challenges in the process of developing ideas for research topics. If anyone wants to discuss an idea of how if it links to any other work going on around Grand Challenges I am happy to be [...]

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