Adastral Park
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Showcase and Smart House tours

During the festival, you will have the opportunity to join guided tours of both BT's Innovation Showcases and the University of Suffolk's Smart House project at Adastral Park.

Showcase tours

Start times: 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Duration: 1 hour.
Joining instructions: Register at the information point, located in the hub. Map pin Head to the bus stop in the hub to take the tour. Map pin
Capacity: Maximum 40 attendees per tour (split into two groups of 20).

Join us at the BT Adastral Park Innovation Showcases, a captivating highlight of the event that promises to inspire and enlighten as we take a bold step towards a sustainable future. Immerse yourself in a world of ground-breaking technologies, ingenious ideas, remarkable solutions and innovations aimed at shaping a more sustainable world. Discover how innovation can drive positive change through the application of new technologies.

Adastral Park is home to BT's largest innovation showcases offering industry-themed spaces that are packed with new technologies and leading-edge concepts that could help solve your biggest challenges facing industry and beyond. The showcases cover nine industry areas: Digital Industries, Security, Retail, Street, Smart World, Home, Health, Bank and User Experience and Defence. Although the areas are industry focused the technologies could be applied to any number of applications, which is part of the design, enabling people to see the art of the possible with our network solutions.

Digital Industries showcase

From the wonders of fibre, to private 5G, satellites, drones, holograms, and 3D technologies without the need of headsets, our showcases hold over 350 demonstrations of purpose filled technologies which can provide timely and insightful solutions to the challenges of visitors no matter the problem (even those you didn't know you had!).

These spaces bring to life the art of the possible across our networks, and how we are working to understand the future needs of our network users, to build the infrastructure and services that enable the future to become a sustainable reality.

These showcases offer a glimpse of the possibilities that lie ahead. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be inspired and empowered to make a difference.

Smart House tours

Start times: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Joining instructions: Register at the information point, located in the hub. Map pin Head to the bus stop near demo zone 1 to take the tour. Map pin
Capacity: Maximum 12 attendees per tour.

Visit the zero-carbon Smart House at Adastral Park, which is the embodiment of sustainability.

Smart house

The University of Suffolk Smart House project is a collaborative research facility that aims to demonstrate the regional capacity for the design, build and occupation of sustainable homes. The building is easy to maintain and comfortable, offering a vision for a sustainable way of life that enhances lifestyles and acts as a template for future domestic homes.

The Smart House is a living laboratory and demonstrator by the University of Suffolk (UoS) and a range of third-party innovation partners. Current research in the health innovation arena using the Smart House living lab include collaboration with BT, local services, and other universities, with a broad focus on assisted living and supporting independence at home.

The Smart House offers short-range and long-range network solutions to connect hardware and devices, and a data curation solution enabling accumulation of data for future interrogation. As an innovative domestic living lab, the Smart House provides a unique living lab venue to research and trial technology and interactions supporting healthy living.

Meet the leading academics from the University of Suffolk’s Suffolk Sustainability Institute - such as Professor Darryl Newport, Dr Hannah Steventon and Dr Alison Pooley - along with some of the apprentices who work closely with the team.

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