Lancaster University and InfoLab21 Support Programmes
My clients have benefitted from attending programmes at InfoLab21 and Lancaster University. I set out below a summary of the programmes currently available.
InfoLab21 Strategic Innovation Support Programme (ISIS)
ISIS provides NW SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprises) with free “transformational ICT” (ICT advice and implementation that changes the way a business operates, resulting in a major improvement that could not happen without the use of ICT.) It is the first project of its kind in the UK and is delivered under “Transformational ICT” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio. Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by InfoLab21’s pioneering Graduate and Student Academies.
InfoLab21 Strategic Innovation Exploitation Programme (ISTEP)
ISTEP enables NW Digital and Creative businesses to collaborate with InfoLab21’s 270+ strong research community to develop new high value products and processes. Support is fully funded and can include specialist consultancy, short-term projects, workshops and events. InfoLab21’s expertise includes Informatics, Cooperative & Interactive Systems, Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing, Software Engineering, Networked & Distributed Systems and Signal Processing Systems. Past work includes developments in mobile applications, media streaming, wearable computing, wireless technology, speech analysis tools and data mining. Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio.
The HighWire programme is a Doctoral Training Centre at Lancaster University involving exceptional students with backgrounds in computing, design and management who adopt a post-disciplinary approach to innovation through research. The programme incorporates short long-term placements with digital companies and integrates industry engagement as a key element of the learning process.
The School of Computing and Communications run full-time individual projects with businesses for their students under the supervision of a member of staff for the majority of their taught courses. Through student projects, companies can benefit from the opportunity to undertake research and development activity that may be beyond their existing resources.
You can find out more about these programmes and more by visiting http://www.infolab21.lancs.ac.uk/