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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place

Hamilton International Technology Park

Blantyre

G72 0AG

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NEW DATE CONFIRMED!

This day-long hack/workshop, open to all, offers a chance to hands-on inovate in new materials for construction. This Hack day, the final of a series of 4 this summer, will develop the Heriot Watt University design for our Solar Decathlon House 2020, to be constructed and exhibited in Dubai at the World Expo!

READ A BIT MORE ABOUT OUR WORK SO FAR HERE


We want this house to showcase the best of Heriot-Watt and Scottish Innovation. This workshop will hone our concept and strategy and feed into later events next month- where we explore the technical and logistics issues of bringing our dream to life!

This is a STUDENT-LED project and we're looking for motivated students from all disciplines to join us- as well as industry partners from all sectors. Come and join a creative day, share ideas, food and drinks, and become part of the team! Sign up quick: spaces are limited.


The event kicks off with coffee/light bites from 9.30am with the team briefing at 10am. You'll be offered a choice of themed tasks to develop over the day in smaller groups; with unrivalled acess to technicians and specialist equipment at CSIC's extraordinary 'Innovation Factory'. After a buffet lunch and more afternoon testing and protoyping, we'll come together at 5pm to share those ideas over drinks and pizza, followed by infrmal networking, and wrapping up at 6.30pm. There will be prizes for the best teamwork over the day!

VENUE: We're delighted to be working with CSIC for this event: we'll benefit from the cutting-edge construction robitics and manufacturing equipment on-site, digital tools and shared meeting spaces. We expect a mised group of students, academics, industry experts and enthusiasts: a truly creative mix! We look forward to developing our ideas with you!

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Are there any requirements to enter the event?

We're particularly interested in welcoming students of all levels, from any college or university: this is primarily about learning together and pushing boundaries. We welcome any local companies interested in working with us in Scotland and in the Middle East. However we're keen to work with partners of all kinds- all welcome!

I can attend part of the day but not all- is that OK?

The main workshop activity will take place between 10am-4.30pm: please try to attend for that full period of you can. Otherwise, consider signing up for an 'observer' ticket and join us for part of the day: we'll give you a tour of our ideas and can discuss further project involvement with you too.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Innovation Factory is in Hamilton International Technology Park, a short way South-West of Glasgow. For exact location and see here

What can I bring into the event?

We'd be delighted if participants could bring their laptops/tablets (and chargers!). If you have CAD software, so much the better- but not essental! We'll provide internet, flipcharts and other materials for collaborative design/ strategising.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Alex on alex.maclaren@hw.ac.uk

Thanks to our project Partners-

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