CFMS to showcase 2D Digital Twin Model at Venturefest Bristol & Bath

CFMS to showcase 2D Digital Twin Model at Venturefest Bristol & Bath

Bristol, 11th October 2017 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) has been invited to showcase its 2D Digital Twin Model of Bristol at Venturefest Bristol and Bath.

Consisting of the Smart Cities Thought Leadership Conference and Exhibition, taking place on 17th October 2017 at Bristol’s Watershed, CFMS will be exhibiting in the Smart City Marketplace.

Since launching in February 2017 Venturefest have curated events that, with the help of the region’s tech community, explored the opportunities and barriers to creating a truly Smart City. The series finale event taking place on 17th October will see over 500 attendees and 15 regional organisations pushing the boundaries of innovation, gather together for this high profile regional event, consisting of a Thought Leadership Conference and Smart City Marketplace.

Underpinning smart city transformation is the effective use of new technology such as smart sensors, data analytics and datacentre scale computing. These technologies form a core toolkit for addressing the challenge of achieving a competitive but sustainable urban environment. By analysing data  from smart sensors from sectors such as; energy, transport, waste, health and social care, enables system level simulation and real time analysis, key ingredients to achieving a truly smart city.

CFMS, in conjunction with the following partners; Sheffield University, Bristol is Open and Zenotech, have developed a 2D digital model that will show the movement of traffic and pedestrians throughout the city of Bristol. Using Sheffield University Flexible Large Scale Modelling Environment (FLAME) software, CFMS have effectively created a digital twin of the city, which simulates and models emergent behaviour. Such models are typically used for scenario and contingency planning and can provide benefits for traffic related topics such as congestion, accidents, etc. and the ability to respond or mitigate incidents.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS commented, “Venturefest Bristol and Bath will provide valuable insight into the richness of innovation present in the South West. CFMS is delighted to be participating in Venturefest and look forward to sharing best practice and collaborating with attendees.”

For further programme information and to register for Venturefest Smart Cities, visit the event page here.

If you would like to book an appointment with CFMS at the event, call 0117 906 1100 or email:

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in digitally enabled high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by High Performance Computing (HPC), pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facilities, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

For further information about how CFMS can help your business, view our brochure here, visit, call 0117 906 1100 or email:

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