The TV AI Hub has been created to pull together the incredible community of academics, researchers, technologists, clinicians and business strategists here in the Thames Valley so everyone can learn, network, collaborate, share knowledge, explore and develop business opportunities and partnerships.
Starting in December last year, we are hosting a series of events, each featuring a highly influential speaker and members of our community will be able to register and attend these free of charge.
So, if you work in AI, Machine Learning or Big data – or know others that do – please pass the word around. Our aim is to get this area internationally recognised for the talent, skills and expertise that has given rise to its reputation as the 'UK's Silicon Valley'. And of course to attract more brilliant people and companies to the beautiful, well connected area that is the Thames Valley.
Following a Keynote speech, an audience of Clinicians, AI technologists, policy makers, academics and businesses from the life sciences sector will break into groups to discuss the following topics:
• Driving efficiency in healthcare - how AI could help us do more with less
• Research & Development: patient data algorithms and clinical trials
• Data governance and legislation
• Access to AI for NHS trusts - developing commercial pathways
The discussions will identify the opportunities and challenges in these areas and will enable the development of new relationships and collaborations around practical solutions. We will support the output from these discussions by hosting a follow up event in June where we will outline various grant funding opportunities for AI in healthcare.
When registering your place, please select the ticket type for the breakout room that you would like to join.
We would like this AI Hub to showcase work being done in AI and its related fields by those actually doing it. Oracle and the University of Reading have kicked this off, so please get in touch if you would like to contribute. We are keen to show the breadth and depth of what is being done across all sectors, from startups to corporates and everything in between. Please get in touch
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Thames Valley Berkshire is a thriving ecosystem of iconic global tech leaders, innovative start-ups, SMEs and scale-ups with a world class University at its heart.
Globally recognised as a tech hub, it's been attracting multinational giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco for 30+ years and built a density of tech companies covering AI and Data, ECommerce, Cyber, Digital, Gaming, Internet of Things, MedTech and FinTech.
Bringing together healthcare professionals with those developing AI technologies to identify solutions to key challenges.
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We hope that attendees at this event will leave with a fresh insight into this all-important subject and realise that it is ok to make a mistake if we acknowledge, learn from it and move on. The important thing is to be having these conversations and trying to improve the situation.
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The KTN are offering frequently updated news regarding business funding in the UK. This includes collaborative funding, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP), SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative), grant funding, competitions, and innovation loans.
Find more about the KTN's current funding opportunities here.