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Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation Showcase

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Digital Futures at the University of Manchester (UoM) and The Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation are hosting a showcase for businesses to explore their support and resources available to help adopt digital technologies.

The Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation is a collaborative programme with IBM which will enable businesses to acquire the skills, knowledge and technical capability required to adopt digital technologies like supercomputing, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing.

HNCDI provides a safe and supportive environment for organisations to explore the latest digital technologies and skills, develop proofs-of-concept and apply them to industry and public sector challenges. The dynamic and collaborative approach is driven by industry requirements and will help organisations to de-risk investment in new and emerging digital technologies.

Who is it for?

This is for organisations and individuals with an appetite for change, who are ready to innovate and create useful solutions, enhance and adapt products and processes, adopt new digital technologies and expand into new markets. Whatever the size of your business or organisation we have an established track record working with industry, from start-ups and SMEs to large corporates, and public sector organisations such as NHS Trusts and local government.

Whether you’re at the start of your digital journey or trying to advance to the next level, we can help you navigate the possibilities of AI and quantum computing technologies to discover the next step for your organisation. 

Digital Futures is a highly interdisciplinary network which operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research.


11.30 | Arrival and networking ( lunch provided)

12.15 | Introduction | Professor Richard Curry, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Science and Engineering

12.30 | Welcome, Manchester Turing Innovation Hub introduction | Prof Alexander Creswell, Chair of AI at The University of Manchester

12.50 | Introducing the Ecosystem | Simon Reeve, Director of Innovation at Alan Turing Institute

13.10 | National Centre for Digital Innovation | Peter Waggett, UK's Director of Research at IBM

13.30 | Break

13.45 | Digital Innovation Demonstrations

  • Quantum computing (Jason Crain)
  • Fully homomorphic encryption technology ( Russ Daniel)
  • AI supporting climate initiatives (Blair Edwards)
  • AI for autonomous healthcare/life sciences (Laura Gardiner)

15.30 | Refreshments and Networking

17.00 | Close

6 June 2023 12:00 - 17:00
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road
M13 9PL

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