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InfoLab 21 Lancaster university

  1. 2. <ul><li>“ To make this brief presentation today as effective as possible, a quick question . .” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ what are the three most important things to you that you would like to know about InfoLab21?” </li></ul></ul>A question . .
  2. 3. <ul><li>This presentation will give you an overview of InfoLab21, its activities since opening in 2005 and some indication of future developments </li></ul>Introduction
  3. 4. <ul><li>A £15m project to create a Centre of Excellence for ICT in NW. (NWDA, ERDF, HEIF & Uni funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a regional presence to encourage economic and social regeneration through knowledge and technology transfer </li></ul><ul><li>A centre of applied research expertise, top quality students, specialist ICT business support, ICT consultancy, advanced ICT Training </li></ul>What is InfoLab21?
  4. 5. InfoLab21 Structure Academic Departments KBC - Graduate Academy Team KBC - Business Development Team KBC – ICT Focus Training Facility KBC - Business Incubation Space
  5. 6. <ul><li>One of the leading research departments in the UK (RAE 5A) receiving substantial external funding for its research (£10m) from the UK research councils, TSB, the EC and industry. High Profile research projects include Internet and mobile computing with funding from major international companies. One particular project is Nemo which uses information systems to reduce “white knuckle syndrome” </li></ul><ul><li>Networked & Distributed Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Software Systems Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative & Interactive Systems </li></ul>Computing Science
  6. 7. <ul><li>Internationally recognised for its contribution to many fields of communications including broadcasting, multimedia technologies, mobile, wireless, satellite communications and navigational devices for ships, aircrafts, rockets and satellites. One particular area of excellence is mobile application development and the department has very close relations with Nokia, Sony Ericsson, O2 and Vodaphone. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Signal Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Space Plasma Environment & Radio Science </li></ul>Communications Systems
  7. 8. <ul><li>Facilitating interaction / Knowledge transfer & Business support </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering collaboration, Technology Exploitation & innovation support </li></ul><ul><li>Business co-location facility </li></ul><ul><li>Industry training from ICT Focus </li></ul>Knowledge Business Centre (KBC)
  8. 9. <ul><li>Next round of ERDF </li></ul><ul><li>Broader collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Post Wellings report </li></ul>Plans for the future
  9. 10. <ul><li>Key NW Centre for ICT Research & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Significant contributor to regional economy </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious plans to continue to open up the knowledge base to the regional economy for mutual benefit </li></ul>Summing up
  10. 11. <ul><ul><li>Nick King </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Development Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 01524 510447 / 07772175777 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web: www.infolab21.lancs.ac.uk </li></ul></ul>Contact details

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