The Venue

  • The 2nd annual Global University Venturing Summit will take place at The Crystal (E16 1GB), located in the waterside location on the Royal Docks, a striking contrast with the surrounding skyline, the O2, Canary Wharf and Emirates Airline Cable Car.

    The Crystal is located close to both Royal Victoria DLR station and the Emirates Royal Docks cable car station:
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    About The Crystal

    The Crystal is one of the world’s greenest buildings, achieving Outstanding BREEAM accreditation and Platinum LEED accreditation – the most stringent standards for sustainable design and construction. It demonstrates firsthand the remarkable systems and technologies that are employed to reduce its carbon footprint and ensure its environmental credentials over the long term.

    The Crystal is an all-electric building that uses solar power and a ground source heat pump to generate its own energy. That means no fossil fuels are burnt within the building. The Crystal showcases state-of-the-art technologies to make buildings more efficient and also profiles Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio .

    The building incorporates rainwater harvesting, black water treatment, solar heating and automated building management systems. The design of the building’s structure provides additional insulation and takes energy efficiency to a new level.

    Conference Accommodation

    We have arranged with a special rate for conference delegates to stay at the nearby Crowne Plaza Docklands. Simply mention GUV Summit when making your reservation.