Autonomous Cars

09/05/2016 - 19:00
09/05/2016 - 21:00

This event has been cancelled

We are trying to rearrange this event. The original speaker had to withdraw, and we have been trying to find a replacement speaker, but have not been able to in time. Our apologies for this.

Advances in Human Robot Interaction: The Rise of the Machine?

13/05/2013 - 17:45
13/05/2013 - 20:00

Speaker: Professor Tony Pipe

Bristol Robotics LaboratoryVenue: Bristol Robotics Laboratory,
T Block, University of the West of England
See Venues for directions and maps

Please register for this event here.

This is a Joint event with the IET Bristol Branch

5.45pm - 6.00pm - Arrival / refreshments
6.00pm - 7.00pm - BRL open lab / networking
7.00pm - 7.45pm - Talk by Prof Tony Pipe
7.45pm - 8.00pm - Questions
8.00pm - close

Sizing the Market

13/03/2013 - 18:00
13/03/2013 - 19:45

Venue: Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, BS1 5TX Bristol

Speakers: Greville Commins & Matt Hatch

BEN, The Watershed, South West Founders, IET & BCS

Booking is required

Do you have any customers out there?

"Entrepreneurs often spend far too long perfecting their product and not enough time testing it with the market" – so says James Caan. He believes that instead of only spending 10% of the development time talking to customers, it should be more like 50%. By speaking to the market, businesses could solve problems sooner, assess whether the product will actually sell in quantity and maximise the profit potential. This will enhance their chance of raising finance, and being successful when they do launch.

This networking event aims to explore the journey faced by innovative businesses when identifying the optimum market segment for new products or services.

Our speakers will look at how to measure the size, and assess the growth potential,of your chosen market, even when your product/service is unique. So, when you next pitch your idea, you will be able to answer the questions – "How many potential customers are out there? What evidence have I got to support this? How can I find this information?"

The Antikythera Mechanism Decoded

09/05/2011 - 19:00
09/05/2011 - 21:00

This is joint event brought to you by the IET and BCS Bristol branches.

Venue: Lecture theater 1.11 Merchant Venturers’ Building, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB Map

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What may well be the most extraordinary surviving artefact from the ancient Greek world was discovered just over a century ago. Found in 1900 in a wreck off the coast of the Mediterranean island of Antikythera, the device contains over thirty gear wheels and dates from around 100 B.C. Now known as the Antikythera Mechanism, it is an order of magnitude more complicated than any surviving mechanism from the following millennium, and there is no surviving precursor. It is clear from its structure and inscriptions that it is an astronomical calculator, although its exact purpose is still shrouded in mystery. Over the past few years an international research program has involved scientists from Greece, the UK and HP labs in Paolo Alto, California. The use of cutting-edge technology has revealed a great deal more about the structure, function and inscriptions of the Mechanism. This illustrated review will describe the modern research methods we have used, and the profound implications of the results for the development of ancient Greek astronomy, philosophy and technology.

Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers

23/11/2010 - 18:30
23/11/2010 - 21:00

Mr Tony Graham, Head of Capital Ships, Ministry of Defence

Venue: University of Bath (Lecture Theatre 5W2.3)

HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales are being assembled in Rosyth from units constructed in 6 UK shipyards using equipm,ents from accross the UK supply chain. Designing, building and operating these flagships requires the combined effort of thousands of naval architectsmarine, mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineers and logisticians.

The picture is an example of the massive scale of this enterprise. How this is all being achieved will be described by the speaker. A Chartered Engineer and member of RCNC, Tony has been commended for his leadership in delivering a wide range of Royal Navy warships.

The lecture is free of charge and is open to member and non-members. It would help if delegates could register. Dinner is available after the lecture. Please send a cheque for £20 payable to "IET S&WW Branch Social Fund" to Hon Treasurer, W Sweetenham, Combe House, Lynbrook Lane, Entry Hill, Bath, BA2 5NB, telephone 01225-427710 Futrger details at The IET Somerset site.

This event is co-sponcered by IMechE and IMarEST / RINA

The Rise of Silicon Gorge

08/03/2010 - 18:30
08/03/2010 - 19:00

Speaker: Nick Flaherty

Venue: Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers’ Building University of Bristol map

The South West, and Bristol and Bath in particular, is home to the largest group of silicon designers in Europe, creating a 'silicon gorge'. Nick Flaherty, editor of SiliconSouthWest, looks at the history and background of silicon design in the region and the influence that has on the region today. He looks at the current state of silicon design and other activities in the region, from established companies and design centres to successful new ventures such as Icera Semiconductor, picoChip, Nanotech Semiconductor, Phyworks and XMOS Semiconductor, and new startups, as well as the different markets that are being addressed.

This is an IET organised event. Please register on the IET site for this event.

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