‘Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads.’ The iconic line uttered by Doc Brown before he, Marty, and Jennifer venture 30 years into the future.
The 2050: Fridge of the Future event plans to venture 29 years into the future, albeit without a time travelling DeLorean or to stop Biff Tannen wreaking havoc on Hill Valley.
Instead, 2050: Fridge of the Future is a free-to-attend event, taking place in London and via a live stream on Thursday, September 16, and will bring together stakeholders to discuss changes in society, concerns about the environment, and the opportunities offered by new technology.
The event is a collaborative endeavour led by the Office for Product Safety and Standards, in partnership with City, University of London, The Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) and London Fire Brigade.
It will feature themed panel sessions that will stimulate discussions to understand what large domestic appliances in the future will likely look like, how this will be shaped by evolving demand, new technologies, environmental considerations, and the impact these might have on product safety.
These discussions will identify key themes for government, industry, and other stakeholders to consider, in order to improve the safety and environmental impact of domestic appliances and reduce barriers to innovation. This in turn supports BEIS wider priorities of backing business, unleashing innovation, and tackling climate change.
The future of technology and regulation go hand in hand. Make sure you are not stuck back in time and check out the agenda and sign up to the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2050-fridge-of-the-future-registration-153773684229.