About this event
The Knowledge Quarter is taking climate action by launching two new pilot initiatives with its members and the local community.
Using simple web applications, these initiatives aim to reduce vehicle deliveries, lower carbon emissions, improve air quality, and stimulate a circular economy in the area.
At this event, hosted in person by the Francis Crick Institute, professionals working in procurement, estates, logistics, waste, and sustainability, are invited to learn more about these initiatives, and sign up to use the web apps for free in their day-to-day business operations.
Local business and members of the local community are also invited to see how they can benefit from these initiatives.
Our free web application allows organisations to record data about their deliveries. By collecting a large data set across multiple organisations, we can start to see where efficiencies can be made, and begin to reduce the number of vehicle deliveries in the area. Reducing the number of deliveries in the area can save your organisation money, as well as improving local air quality, and reducing carbon emissions from freight. The application is already operated by a number of Knowledge Quarter institutions, and we are delighted to make it freely available to others.
At this event, you will:
- See a demo of the app by the Francis Crick Institute
- Understand the immediate value of better delivery data to your organisation
- Understand the potential value of combined data set, showing deliveries and vehicle movements to neighbouring organisations
- Take away the tool for free and sign up to our data pilot initiative.
In partnership with Somers Town Community Association (STCA) and the National Lottery, the Knowledge Quarter has launched a bespoke reuse network on the platform Warp It. All organisations who join our network will be able to post their surplus goods and materials (e.g. office furniture, kitchenware, IT, appliances, raw materials, etc.), and view and claim what other organisations are giving away for free. Using this tool, organisations will help to create a circular economy in the area.
Through STCA, the platform will also be accessible to members of the local community, thereby reducing the costs of furnishing a small community organisation, or kitting out a local business with new IT, for example.
The platform also allows organisations to measure the carbon and cost savings by preventing goods from being sent to landfill.
At this event, you will:
- See a demo of the platform by UCL
- Learn how to implement the tool in your day-to-day business operations
- Understand the potential cost and carbon savings from a local circular economy
- Sign up to the platform for free and join our reuse network.
Register for the event here