Lighting Futures

26 June 2014


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10:00 – 16:00
Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH

The UK and London are important global centres for lighting design expertise. Brunel University combines leading research in future lighting technology with strong industry links supported by the Lighting Education Trust to prepare the next generation of lighting design specialists. This provides an excellent foundation for networking and mutually beneficial connections to benefit organisations including luminaire manufacturers, lighting design consultancies, Architects, building services companies and others.

Participate in, and discover more about this exciting context:

  • Globally there is going to be a significant shift to LED and low energy lighting technologies – over the next 20 years most conventional lighting systems will become obsolete through environmental and economic imperatives creating a significant market for sustainable lighting solutions
  • Collaboration in the UK, London and the Southeast amongst a high concentration of engineering, design and technical expertise in lighting creates a World leading proposition
  • As a result of award winning initiatives with the Lighting Education Trust the number of Brunel University design students entering the profession with relevant skills has been ramping up and further evidence of the market potential
  • Technology and manufacturing research at Brunel University is working on the next generation of light sources including OLED & OPV which together with the EU funded Co-Innovate initiative creates excellent opportunities for collaborative innovation

Speakers include:

  • Ashley Bateson, Partner, Hoare Lea
  • Alex Bradley, Plan,
  • John Gorse, Philips Lighting,
  • Mike Jankowski, IKON design
  • Professor P Kathirgamanathan, Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing, Brunel University


9.30 Registration and refreshments

10.00 Welcome and introduction to the day – Stephen Green

10.15 Session 1: Setting the scene

The lighting technology road map:

– The commercial perspective – John Gorse, Philips Lighting

– The scientific perspective Professor P Kathirgamanathan

Trends forecasting – Alex Bradley, Plan

The environmental imperative – Ashley Bateson, Partner, Hoare Lea


11.15 Coffee & refreshment

11.45 Session 2: Inspiration & Opportunities

Case studies at the cutting edge

China – Mike Jankowski, IKON Design

Lighting innovation at the Wolfson Centre – Dr Paolo Coppo & Dr Terry Ireland

Light Touch Matters (pan European research) – Dr Marco Ajovalasit, Jack Rich


1.00 Lunch and networking

1.45 Session 3: Making innovation happen

The LET and Brunel University Initiative – Bob Venning, LET Chairman

Co‐Innovate collaborative projects – Aether Lighting (Tom Harries) JCB (Rob Millar)

The research funding landscape – Baljhinder Ghoman, Brunel RSDO

Opportunities and barriers (workshop session) – Ian Ferris, Co‐Innovate
2.45 Session 4: Tour of Wolfson Centre facilities

3.45 Closing comments

4.00 Refreshments and networking

4.30 Event ends

Please contact us for more information and to register your interest.