Hartree Centre Webinars for Business
09 Apr 2020
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The Hartree Centre is launching a series of webinars to enable UK businesses to remotely explore how they can access our digital technologies and expertise to enhance productivity and innovation.

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​In light of the current remote working environment, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre will host a series of webinars on digitalisation to explore how your business can make the most of advanced digital technologies such as supercomputing, data analytics and AI. The webinars - funded by STFC's Bridging for Innovators (B4I) programme - ​provide an opportunity to find out what support the Hartree Centre can offer, how business can engage ​​​​and potential funding routes. There will also be time built in for Q&A with the experts.​​​

The following webinars were recorded live between 23 April 2020 - 04 June 2020.

Webinars For Business​

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Let us guide you through our advanced digital technologies, expertise and available funding opportunities to help you progress on your digital journey. 

The full webinar includes:

  • Introduction to the STFC Hartree Centre

  • Network of expertise available

  • Our platforms, facilities and people

  • What we do and how we can assist your business

  • Case Studies

  • How to engage with the Hartree Centre

  • Funding opportunities

  • Q&A

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Explore how data-driven technologies can help you to improve productivity and strengthen your competitive advantage, as well as some practical tips on getting your business data ready to make it useable and useful. Our data science team ​walk you through established data tools and techniques, including:


  • Brief introduction to the Hartree Centre

  • The data science process in theory and reality

  • Data gathering: collection bias and open data

  • How to make your data work for you

  • Structuring data and creating value

  • Funding opportunities

  • Q&A

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In this webinar, we will guide you throug​h IOT and cloud based systems at the Hartree Centre and how to build applications for the cloud. Our Reearch Software Engineering experts will walk you through our established tools and techniques using a range of case studies. 

The full webinar includes:

  • Brief introduction to the Hartree Centre

  • Introduction to Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Introduction to Research Software Engineering 

  • Case studies

  • Funding opportunities

  • Q&A

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In this webinar, we will guide you through high performance computing (HPC) at the Hartree Centre and how it can be used for digital product design. Our High Performance Software Engineering experts will walk you through our established tools and techniques using a range of case studies. 

The full webinar includes:​

  • Brief introduction to the Hartree Centre​

  • What is high performance computing (HPC)?

  • Anatomy of a supercomputer

  • High performance computing for digital product design

  • Case studies (including digital twins)

  • Funding opportunities

  • Q&A

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This webinar will explore how the Hartree Centre is helping businesses address sustainability and quality in their products by through digital development of optimised materials and formulations. Our applied computational chemistry specialists will take you through the art of the possible in this emerging field to explore how these technologies can help to improve your business productivity and generate a competitive advantage.​


The full webinar includes:

  • Brief introduction to the Hartree Centre

  • Introduction to C​omputational Materials and Chemistry

  • Understanding your material options

  • Approaches to next generation materials

  • Examples of computational materials & formulation design

  • Funding opportunities

  • Q&A

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Could you diversify your offering through smart technology applications? How could your products be developed faster, cheaper and more efficiently? In this webinar, we will guide you through the process of rapid prototyping for product development, and opportunities for integration with the virtual world. We will also introduce LCR4 START, a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded initia​tive offering business support to SMEs in the Liverpool City region adopting new digital strategies.​


The full webinar includes:

  • Introduction to STFC’s advanced manufacturing facility

  • Introduction to rapid prototyping and smart technology applications

  • How to integrate the physical and virtual world

  • Opportunities in business ‘unusual’

  • Introduction to LCR4 Start​

  • Q&A​


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At the Hartree Centre, we often discuss with businesses the benefits of advanced analytics, predictive modelling, AI and more. Unfortunately, many businesses aren't ready for these technologies - the most common reason being the lack of available, relevant, high quality data.

In this webinar, we will guide you through the data engineering approaches we use to help businesses collate and clean suitable data, as an enabler for novel analytical approaches. 

The full webinar includes:

  • Brief introduction to the Hartree Centre
  • Why data quality matters
  • An introduction to data engineering
  • Common data engineering techniques
  • Less common techniques (blockchain/distributed ledgers)
  • Case studies
  • Funding opportunities
  • Q&A


​​Bridging for Innovators (B4I)

B4I offers businesses unique access to a suite of high-tech scientific facilities and knowledge to fast-track solutions to industrial challenges.

From start-ups to large corporates, B4I helps companies to overcome product, manufacturing or process performance issues by leveraging more than £2bn worth of government investment in world-leading science facilities. Working closely with STFC research and innovation experts, companies can develop projects that address specific innovation challenges to accelerate business productivity. Find out more about ​the B4I programme here​. ​



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