Digital research theme to be launched

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The University is hosting a one day event to showcase the application of its digital research expertise and facilities and launch Digital as a new research theme.

The event, which is aimed at researchers from academia and industry collaborators, will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Edward Pyzer-Knapp from IBM Research.   Richard Foggie, Knowledge Transfer Manager at Innovate UK, will also outline to delegates the funding opportunities available for linking industrial partners and academics.

There will be short presentations about current University institutes related to digital and interactive round table discussions on Productivity and Manufacturing, Big Data and Analytics and Digital Economics.

During lunch there will be the opportunity to listen to two minute elevator-pitches from company delegates.

Professor Ken Badcock,  Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science and Engineering, said: “The Digital Theme aims to project the University's relevant significant research and education strengths more strongly, and to build more extensive collaboration internally. The launch event will provide an opportunity for companies to promote their expertise via pitches and to discuss the development of working partnerships with relevant specialists from the University and beyond.”

The event is free of charge but registration is necessary.