Tech on a global stage: how to follow the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 with Future Worlds


Future Worlds

11 January 2018

Breakthrough technologies are preparing to amaze an expectant global audience at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, the largest event of the annual tech calendar.

Dazzling smart city, augmented reality and robotics technologies are among a host of future products descending on Las Vegas to showcase of the greatest innovation from around the world. The show will kick off with two Media Days on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th before thousands of exhibitors at Tech East and Tech West unveil their products from Tuesday 8th to Friday 12th.

The University of Southampton will be the UK’s sole university exhibitor at CES 2018 in Eureka Park, as one of only a handful of universities worldwide to take innovations to this global stage. Three featured products developed in the Future Worlds ecosystem will be giving live demonstrations at CES 2018, taking their startup journeys to the next phase through investment, networking and media opportunities at the historic show.

Future Worlds Director Reuben Wilcock will share his personal journey through the show in a daily blog starting this Monday in our Blog section. The journal will include highlights from the stand, trade show tips and behind the scenes stories with the team. Check back each day for his latest entry.

Follow Sophie Sellers’ social media updates on Facebook and Twitter for live posts from Las Vegas. Set your watches for 6pm (GMT, 10am PST) each day of the show, starting on Tuesday, to join the team for Facebook Livefrom Eureka Park, including tours of the stand and interviews with our university entrepreneurs. Got a question for the Future Worlds team? Tweet #AskFutureWorlds or email [email protected] to have your request answered live from Las Vegas each day.

Future Worlds’ three product demos at CES 2018 demonstrate the breadth of consumer technologies being developed at the University of Southampton, with origins ranging from cutting-edge collaborative research through to student projects. Computer Vision expert Daniel Martinho-Corbishley will showcase the cloud-based video analytics platform Aura Vision Labs on the stand, Associate Professor Filippo Fazi and Research Fellow Dr Marcos Simón will exhibit Soton Audio Labs’ ground-breaking 3D audio system, and web scientist Travis Ralph-Donaldson will bring a hands-on demonstration of the Handy Kanji language learning app.

You can find out more about each of the featured startups at CES 2018 in our Discover section and follow what we’ve been getting up to each day via our Daily Blog.

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