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Knowledge Business Centre Welcome to. Knowledge Business Centre Overview Technology Matters Event Wednesday 6th September, 9.00 – 11.45 am Lancaster University,

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2 Knowledge Business Centre Overview Technology Matters Event Wednesday 6th September, 9.00 – am Lancaster University, InfoLab21, Room C74 Nick King – Business Development Officer, KBC, InfoLab21 Robin Mannings - Research Foresight Manager: BT Adastral Park Research Centre Andy Button, HSBC Divisional Technology Banking Manager

3 Knowledge Business Centre Overview Schedule & Housekeeping Event Schedule: 9:00am - Registration and refreshments (30 mins) 9:30am - Start: Infolab21 overview (15 mins) 9.45am - Presentation 1 (45 mins) 10.30am - Tea Break (15 mins) 10.45am - Presentation 2 (45 mins) 11.30am - Questions (15 mins) 11.45am - Close Housekeeping: Fire procedureMobile PhonesPack Contents (feedback sheets)

4 Knowledge Business Centre Overview InfoLab21 Vision: To use the University’s research strengths through knowledge transfer to help boost the region’s economy and social regeneration giving business and industry a competitive edge through access to an ICT centre of excellence and innovation To provide co-location development facilities To create high-tech spin-outs & start-ups To attract inward investment To provide high quality software training

5 Knowledge Business Centre Overview InfoLab21 Structure: Who’s inside... realising the vision Communication Systems and Computing Departments 263 academic staff – one of the largest Research establishments in Europe Recognised nationally and internationally for its contribution to many areas of communications and computing science Strong links to industry and high technology ICT Focus State of the art and accredited Microsoft and Cisco training facilities Knowledge Business Centre 2-way gateway between academia and business Specialist support to aid growth and competitiveness of regional business Collaboration – joint applied research, academic and student placements Incubation facilities for start ups, spin outs and research departments The provision and coordination of funded projects to assist regional enterprise

6 Knowledge Business Centre Overview ERDF Projects: CLKEI Support to companies: 137 SMEs assisted 104 SMEs supported in developing new products/processes £ 12.96m increased sales 84 new jobs £ 11.7m sales safeguarded 252 jobs safeguarded ICT Cluster established with 40+ companies Over 30 students projects established with Communication Systems Dept A range of projects delivered with a particular focus on e-commerce, database development and promotional CDs One KTP established with Computing Department

7 Knowledge Business Centre Overview Food for thought: What is innovation? The OECD defines Technological Innovation in the Oslo Manual from 1995:OECD “ The technological product and process innovating firm is one that has implemented technologically new or significantly technologically improved products or processes during the period under review. ” InfoLab21 can provide you with the support and skills to innovate, develop new and improved products and create and retain competitive advantage We are interested in finding out more about your business Contact The Business Development Team for further information on the support services Lancaster University and InfoLab21 can offer Tel: Web:

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