On behalf of the Vice Chancellor and President of Brunel University London, Professor Julia Buckingham, it is my pleasure to invite you to this special event – the launch of the Brunel Digital Science & Technology Hub – which we are holding on Thursday 22 November 2018.
The launch is an opportunity to learn about the compelling research taking place at Brunel within the Digital Science and Technology disciplines. The Hub constituent research themes are:
5G & Beyond
Sensors & Robotics
Industrial & Applied AI
Software, Security & Systems
Quality Engineering & Smart Technology
You will hear about the exciting vision for the new Hub, and find out how we can provide your business with a platform for accessing funding and forging future collaboration with our academics. There is also a special keynote address from Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for International Trade and ex-Vice President of Telefonica Europe, on the future of digital technologies and their importance in sustaining economic growth and development.
You will also visit the new state-of-the-art STEAM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths), which boasts cutting edge digital technologies as well as our new planetarium.
Following a networking lunch, there will be several facilitated theme-based brainstorming sessions aimed at developing research grant ideas and accessing funding for future collaborations with Brunel teams – which we hope you will join us for.
The full programme is below.
Please feel free to extend an invitation to colleagues as well; everyone is very welcome.
We look forward to seeing you at Brunel in November.
Professor Abdul H. Sadka
Director of Brunel Digital S&T Research Hub
Director of Centre for Media Communications Research
Brunel University London
10.30 Registration & Refreshments
Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice Chancellor and President, Brunel University London
11.15 Research and Innovation
Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice- Provost Research, Brunel University London
11.30 The Brunel Digital Science & Technology Hub – The Vision
Professor Hua Zhao, Brunel University London
11.45 Funding Your Research Needs
Hazel Biggs, Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK’s network partner
12.00 Digital Technologies and the Future
Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor at Department for International Trade (DIT)
12.20 The Hub Research Centres
Professor Abdul Sadka (Hub Director, Brunel University London)
12.30 Networking Lunch
13.30 Brainstorming for Future Funding Opportunities
Facilitated sessions exploring various funding opportunities for future collaborations
Digital Manufacturing / Smart Buildings
5G / Future Internet
Machine Learning / AI
Big Data / Cyber Security
16.30 Networking Reception