Virtual worlds

Virtual worlds answering real problems

From space exploration to protecting the world’s rainforests, the benefits of creating virtual models of real-world scenarios are limitless.

And as the world faces unprecedented challenges, the application and availability of this technology – known as digital twinning – is becoming increasingly important.

To help boost this globally important industry, LinkUniversity of Leeds Innovation Community, joins forces with long-time member, Slingshot simulationsto welcome the next Digital Twin Consortium members meeting.

The first conference of its kind to be held outside the United States in its 30-year history, the meeting takes place from September 27-29 and brings together international experts from global technology companies.

The conference will be opened by Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds: Student Education.

He said: “Digital innovation is at the heart of our efforts to address the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, well-being and equality.

“And collaboration is the key to achieving this. By bringing together experts at this international event at Nexus, we are able to use truly revolutionary technology to build a better future on a global scale.

Digital innovation

At Slingshot, digital innovation includes Compass: EngineTM platform, which, in collaboration with the Rainforest Trust, is helping to prioritize saving areas of land that help protect more animal habitats from deforestation.

David McKee, Founder and CEO of Slingshot Simulations, said: “As organizer of the UK regional branch, we are incredibly proud to showcase to the world, through the Digital Twin Consortium, the incredible work being done and talent available not only in the Leeds City area. , but the UK and Europe as a whole.

Taking place during Leeds Digital FestivalThe Digital Twin Consortium Members Meeting will include technical presentations, collaboration and training for members, culminating in an event open to the public on Thursday, September 29.

Nexus Director Dr. Martin Stow said, “It is an honor to be the first organization to host this event outside of the United States.

“This momentous occasion for Leeds is a testament to the hard work of our long-time member, Slingshot Simulations.

“They have already shown ground-breaking work in the field and have been instrumental in bringing this conference to Leeds, providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Leeds city region to an international audience.”

The three-day event concludes September 29 with a Sustainable Digital Twin Open Daywhich is open to businesses and innovators in the Leeds area. Registration is now open to join global industry leaders at the open house.

More information

Main image: Virtual duplicates of urban areas can be created using digital twin technology. Credit: Slingshot Simulations.

For more details on the Digital Twin Consortium, contact [email protected] For more details on Nexus, contact Megan McElroy via [email protected] or Ian Rosser at the University of Leeds Press Office via [email protected].