MInD Lab and Imagine Materials at Geelong Manufacturing Council Business Breakfast
September 5th, 2019, Geelong
This morning Technology for Geelong organised the 2019 Regional Innovation Summit, part of the Victorian Governments Digital Innovation Festival in order to drive digital innovation and inclusion in Greater Geelong. The Geelong Manufacturing Council opened the event and invited Professor Tuba Kocaturk from the MiND Lab at Deakin University and Chris Gilbey from Imagine Intelligent Materials to present their shared vision for smart cities. Cities can use Imagine’s smart sensing surfaces, devices and algorithms to generate richer sensing data than has been possible before. Incorporating analytics engines into our technology will provide predictive intelligence to buildings, allowing them to be used more efficiently. For example, lighting and air conditioning units could be tailored to where people are in the building, while building managers can visualise how their workplaces are being utilised.
Part of Imagine’s Geelong team demonstrated the flexibility and potential of our smart flooring technology, installing the system and uploading data to the cloud within an hour.