Birmingham Uni unite with Siemens for ‘smartest’ campus: The University of Birmingham has teamed up with Siemens to use innovative technologies & renovate its Edgbaston and Dubai campuses to turn into the smartest of their kind globally.

They will mix digital sensor & analytics tech, artificial intelligence (AI), decentralised energy generation, storage & renewable energy that will help shift users’ behaviours.

The alleged ‘Living Lab’ will grab data from the university’s building technologies, estates infrastructure and energy plants and apply it for modernisation, research and development activities including teaching.

The university is believed to evolve into the 1st institution of its kind worldwide to demonstrate IoT at scale this year, along with the 1st phase of its important energy efficiency project witnessing the set up of 23,000 IoT sensors throughout its estate.

The university additionally enlisted with the UN Global Compact, the world’s biggest joint responsibility leadership, as part of its pledge to lowering its environmental footprint as well as increasing the effect of its research.

Professor Tim Jones, Provost & Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham stated: “Our goal is to deliver the campus of the future, using cutting edge technologies to make our campuses in Edgbaston & Dubai the smartest globally. This will enhance our student experience, create new research & innovation opportunities, whilst significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

“As we approach COP26 in Glasgow this autumn, it is clear we are into the ‘decade of delivery’ for net-zero targets. University-Industry strategic partnerships, such as ours with Siemens, are important for helping to identify pathways for turning targets into reality.”

Siemens will sponsor a group of PhD students at the university located in the UK & Dubai, with their research projects co-created by the firm & the university to focus on major  challenges in data, tech, urban systems as well as the net zero goal.

It will further administer a ten year bureau for energy & IoT services to guarantee the university collects the full potential of both the technology and industry knowledge.

Birmingham Uni unite with Siemens for ‘smartest’ campus

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