South West businesses are invited to see environmental and tech projects from some of the freshest minds in the fields of innovative technology and creative research. With Bristol being a tech startup hot spot, this meet and greet opportunity at the University of the West of England (UWE) is not be missed.

“Come meet the creative minds who are shaping the future of technology”


2015-06-04 18.06.43John Lanham, project manager for the show, tell us: “The showcases offers a chance to see a marriage of disciplines solving contemporary problems. Come meet the creative minds who are shaping the future of technology. We have the future engineers, architects, urban planners and computer specialists here – presenting their vision for the future and delivering real-world solutions.”

The degree showcase, hosted by the UWE graduates, will show off their work and the ways they have already been involved in the following industries: Architecture, Creative Technologies, Computing, Engineering, Geography and the Environment, Product Design and Urban Planning.

Joshua-Leddra-canoeAmong many of the projects on display, Product Design student Joshua Leddra will unveil Top Deck (see left), a dinghy which can be transformed into a car roof top box for families seeking an affordable and practical way to get into boating.

You can also see architecture student James Gray’s stunning masterplan for the regeneration of Delft, a Dutch city in commercial decline since its heyday as an internationally-recognised trading hub 400 years ago.

One of the success stories from last year’s show is Greg Gruszecki and David Graves, founders of OmniDynamics, who created a 3D printer that uses recycled plastic. OmniDynamics now boast a team of five, and has a residency at Bristol Robotics LabPhotos from last year’s event  are available online.

If you can’t make it, you can see the projects online by checking out their Tumblr accounts. The Architecture department  already has their Tumblr up and running, other departments will follow soon.

The show will take place on Thursday 2 June 2016 from 17:30 – 21:00. It is located in R Block, Frenchay Campus and is open to the general public. To confirm your attendance, please register online through their website