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LSBU Innovation Exhibition

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LSBU Innovation Exhibition at Keyworth Centre
Boris Johnson on the roof of the K2 building

For the first time, visitors will have access to the breathtaking views of the city skyline from LSBU's newest building K2, one of the greenest university teaching facilities in the UK. K2 is also home of the UK's first inner city green technology research centre - The Centre for Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB).

LSBU academics will host guided tours of CEREB, where visitors will be able to see and interact with the latest green technology for developing buildings of the future.

Meanwhile, the LSBU team of wall climbing robots will be surveying the premises. Invented to inspect, clean and repair the world's most hazardous structures including bridges, storage tanks, ships and offshore oil platforms, the robots stole the show at this year's 350th Royal Society's annual Summer Science Exhibition.

"London has always been a place of invention and ideas and my recent visits to LSBU confirmed that it is at the forefront of some of the most practical and relevant technological advances in the capital today," says Boris Johnson.

"It's great to see LSBU offer the public a chance to interact and be inspired by the latest home grown inventions and talent."

LSBU graduates and students will also showcase their inventions including the internationally acclaimed FitFlop footwear range and Nova Flo, an anti flooding device for the bath, which was praised on the BBC's Dragons' Den programme.

The technology in the FitFlop shoes was invented at LSBU by a biomechanical engineer graduate and lecturer. As featured on The Oprah Show, the shoes work to tone leg muscles as the wearer walks. Ten visitors will have the chance to win a pair of FitFlops through a lucky door prize.

Along with interactive displays of staff and student inventions, visitors will also be able to learn more about LSBU's enterprise and new business start up service, helping entrepreneurs all over the capital turn their ideas into successful businesses.

  • 12 noon-4pm
  • FREE

Keyworth Centre
Keyworth Street, London, SE1
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