Hartree Centre Webinars for Business
09 Apr 2020
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The Hartree Centre hosted 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 increase in remote working, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre hosted 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 below - 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. The recordings also include live audience Q&A with the experts.​​​

The following webinars were recorded live between April 2020 - January 2021.

Webinars For Business​

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Introduction to supercomputing, data analytics and AI at the Hartree Centre

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


This 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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Introduction to data science: Making your data work for you

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.

This webinar includes: 

  • 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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Introduction to cloud, application development & the Internet of Things (IoT)​

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 Research Software Engineering experts will walk you through our established tools and techniques using a range of case studies. 

This 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 with the live audience

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Using high performance computing (HPC) for digital product design

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. 

This 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 with the live audience

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Optimising materials development with modelling and simulation

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.​


This 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 with the live audience


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From physical to virtual: Product development in 'business unusual'

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.​

This 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​ with the live audience



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The practicalities of curating useful data

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. 

This 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 with the live audience

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Futureproofing the energy sector with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) can play a powerful role across the energy sector by enabling businesses of all sizes to generate decision-making insights from data that help to innovate, speed up processes and boost efficiency. From predictive maintenance to intelligent automation and the optimisation of tools and processes, this webinar is the perfect introduction to how your organisation can benefit from embedding advanced digital technologies.
 
We’re joined by guest speakers from Atos, Siemens, Keele University, AIBODY and the Harwell EnergyTec Cluster to help demystify AI and s​hare their own working examples of innovation across the energy sector. 

This webinar includes: 

  • Challenges and opportunities for AI in the energy sector
  • Which areas of the sector have the most potential to benefit
  • Demystifying AI – what does it mean for business?
  • AI case studies from the energy sector
  • Routes to engage with the Hartree Centre

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Improving healthcare with data analytics

Let's talk data analytics in healthcare! In this webinar we'​ll be joined by representatives from the Innovation Agency NWC and digital healthcare SME ORCHA​ to talk about their own working examples of data analytics in action and discuss some key questions for the sector including:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities presented by using data analytics in healthcare?
  • What areas of healthcare have the most potential to benefit?
  • What has already been done, and what can we expect to see in future?​
  • Q&A with questions from the live audience

Panellists:

  • ​​Phil Carvil - STFC HealthTec Cluster
  • Julia Reynolds - ​​Innovation Agency NWC
  • Paul Davies - ORCHA​
  • Louise Butcher -​ STFC Hartree Centre
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Using AI in legal and professional services

Join us as we talk to guest panellists from the legal sector to discuss topical issues around the digitalisation of professional services, such as:



  • How can AI be used to make legal and professional services more efficient?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for using AI​?
  • What does the future of AI in legal and professional services look like?
  • Q&A with questions from the live audience


Panellists:

  • ​​Allan Carton – Inpractice UK Limited
  • Catriona Wolfenden – Weightmans
  • Dene Rowe – Keoghs
  • Steven Zdolyny – VP Liverpool law Society & KIM Technologies
  • Tom Collingwood – STFC Hartree Centre


​​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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