Smart Spaces: Smart Lighting ERC Industry-Academia Days 2012

February 13-14, 2012 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

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Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and even provides wireless, optical access to the internet. The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center will develop new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.

Engineered Smart Lighting Systems will optically sense the environment to provide energy efficient, comfortable illumination when and where it is needed. Beyond illumination, Smart Lighting Systems will simultaneously provide high speed data access and scan for biological and biochemical hazards.

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Veitch, National Research Council, Canada, and ERC Scientific Advisory Board Member: “Lighting Effects on Humans: Current Concepts and Controversies”

Program Highlights:

  • ERC Research Presentations
  • Student Poster Session and Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Demonstrations and Laboratory Tours
  • Industry Panel Discussion
  • Conference starts Monday night, 2/13/12, with networking dinner, and ends Tuesday evening, 2/14/12, with a reception.

For more information contact Silvia Mioc, Director of Industrial Collaboration or Linda Grosser.

The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution organization led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Boston University and The University of New Mexico as core partners, and Howard University, Morgan State University and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology as outreach partners.

The mission of the ERC is to:

  • Engage in research leading to smart lighting systems with adaptive and controllable properties not possible with today’s LED lighting systems
  • Develop a culture of innovation and engage industry to help shape the center’s research and commercialize its results
  • Educate a diverse world-class workforce needed to grow the business of Smart Lighting