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Feb 28

A Journey to Digital Success for SMEs

Are you an SME based in the Cheshire or Warrington area?

If so, you may be eligible for Cheshire & Warrington 4.0. A fully-funded European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme of support for SMEs in Cheshire & Warrington to help them explore and adopt digital technologies.

Backed by over £170 million of government funding, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre is home to some of the most advanced computing, data, and AI technologies in the UK.

From early-stage SMEs to international corporations, our experts work with industry and the research community to address real-life challenges and accelerate the adoption of advanced and emerging digital technologies. Combined with our internationally recognised expertise, these technologies offer vast opportunities for UK industry to enhance performance, improve the productivity of people and processes, speed up time-to-market and benefit from significant economic and competitive advantages.

This event is an introduction to the Hartree Centre, the Cheshire & Warrington 4.0 funding programme, and a few of the technologies that you may be able to benefit from.

 

Agenda

14:00  Introduction to the Hartree Centre – Michael Gleaves, Hartree Deputy Director; Angela Walsh, Business Development Manager; Tim Powell, Business Development Manager

14:30 – Parallel Talks 1:

– Cloud Computing: What does cloud actually mean? – Robin Kennedy-Reid, Research Software Engineer

– Chatbots: How to get started with your first virtual assistant? – Drew Silcock, Senior Research Software Engineer; Ciaron Howell, Research Software Engineer

– AI: Is it smart to make a smart manufacturing process? – Louise Butcher, Senior Data Scientist

15:10 – Break

15:20  Parallel Talks 2:

– Cloud Computing: What does cloud actually mean? – Robin Kennedy-Reid, Research Software Engineer

– Chatbots: How to get started with your first virtual assistant? – Drew Silcock, Senior Research Software Engineer; Ciaron Howell, Research Software Engineer

– AI: Is it smart to make a smart manufacturing process? – Louise Butcher, Senior Data Scientist

16:00 – Panel: Talk to the experts

16:30 – End of session