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Life in cities can be hectic and stressful - but some technology designers are going out of their way to make them more fun. An innovative helmet is the brainchild of PhD student Panos Mavros, from University College London's Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (Casa) to combine GIS and Neuroscience to help us shed light into the interactions of people with their environment.

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Biodesign: Why the future of our cities is soft and hairy. Alberto T. Estevez leads the Genetic Architectures Office researching a systematic implementation of cutting-edge bio & digital techniques, that could achieve natural scale 1:1 architecture, built entirely with digital tools.

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Air pollution affects each and every one of us; the health impacts are considerable, and have become a well-understood and widely publicised issue. Change London have created AirSensa, a UK-wide network of urban air quality monitors, starting in Greater London, to monitor and visualise air quality right down to individual street level.

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Sam Hill, Co-Founder of PAN Studio have created an alternate reality game using the internet and mobile devices to create fantasy worlds as virtual "layers" over the real world.

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Original, created by technology firm Umbrellium (founded by Usman Hqaue), is a map-based interface that aims to unlock the potential of connected devices. It collates information from external Internet of Things data sets and displays the data geographically on a map.

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DisplaySwarm is a swarm of mobile robots that represents images in a novel way and proves concepts on reciprocal collision avoidance in cluttered environments and complex pattern formation, created by Paul Beardsley from the Disney Research Group. How will swarm robotics impact future cities?

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Urban Algae Canopy produces a forest's worth of oxygen. ecoLogicStudio and founders Claudia & Marco have created an Urban Algae Canopy Module which has bio-digitally activated, micro-algal cultivation that is responsive to environmental factors like weather changes, light patterns & movements.

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Bart Remes, project manager at the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering, has led a group of researchers to the creation of the world's smallest autopilot. The team's goal is to eventually create MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicles) small enough to fit into your pocket.

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William Trossell, co-founder of ScanLAB claims the advancement and proliferation of 3D-scanning technology means we will soon be able to explore a life-size digital replica of the real world. "I imagine our city of the future will be in two ways – both a virtual and a real version".

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Tobias Schwinn and team have created a structure fabricated using a custom-built system of robotics, which were here used to create a series of modular fibre-composite components. The project is part of a programme investigating how natural lightweight structures can be recreated using architecture.

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Andrew Hudson-Smith, from UCL aims to cover everything relating to sensing, mapping and visualising digital technologies in urban environments, with a view towards smart cities, smart places and urban technology.

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3D weaving invented by RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture, create better sportswear and even medical implants. "Medical textiles are really taking off right now," he says. "If you use natural fibres, natural resins, it can be really interesting".

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Why Attend

Extraordinary Speakers

Discover the cutting-edge technologies on the horizon that are going to disrupt and inspire change for our future cities. Hear from the world's leading thinkers and doers. We need to think differently about our future cities to sustain the increasing urban population and unprecedented growth.

Discover Emerging Technologies

The summit will showcase the opportunities of accelerating technologies and their impact on our urban areas. Gain insight into breakthrough innovations that will have an impact on our future urban areas through the world’s leading technologists and decision-makers.

Expand Your Network

A unique opportunity to interact with leading scientists, entrepreneurs, influential businesses & exciting startups in the very same place. What happens when you put leading thinkers, makers & doers in the same room? Meet fellow innovators with the same passion to reshape our future cities.

Who Will You Meet

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Academics
  • Technologists
  • Startups
  • Business Leaders
  • Investors
  • Innovators

Join the discussion

  • 50 speakers
  • 250 leading technologists & innovators
  • Group brainstorming sessions
  • Interactive workshops
  • 7 + hours of networking
  • Access to all the filmed presentations
  • Discover technology shaping the future


View the agenda in the summit brochure and all the information you need to convince your boss that attending the summit will help future-proof your business.

Topics We Cover

  • 3D-Printing


  • Connected Home

    Connected Home

  • Urban Infrastructure

    Urban Infrastructure

  • Environmental Monitoring

    Environmental Monitoring

  • Open Data

    Open Data

  • Synthetic Biology

    Synthetic Biology

  • Smart Transport

    Smart Transport

  • Smart Cities

    Smart Cities


The Crystal, One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1GB
  • The Crystal
  • One Siemens Brothers Way
  • Royal Victoria Docks
  • London
  • E16 1GB

The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative exploring the future of cities. Home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability and a world-class centre for dialogue, discovery and learning.

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What they say


Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA

"Excellent event. Good combination of highly technical and broader presentation that gave me a good understanding of the current state and potential of the Deep Learning" RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit San Fran 2015


Director of IoT Market Strategy, Xively

"'I’ve been to countless IoT events, and this was hands down one of the most interesting. It was nice to see actual people building actual connected products giving their perspective." RE•WORK IoT Summit Boston 2015


Future & Emerging Technologies Unit

"RE•WORK provided a unique mix of technology, from the exploration of latest scientific findings to startups that can make them a reality" RE•WORK Technology Summit London 2014

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