A hub for the AI, Machine Learning and Big Data Community in the Thames Valley

Welcome. 

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.   

Next Event : Data Science: Where do I start?

30th September 2020 
18:00 - 19:00am

Location: 
Online Webinar 

Data Science: Where Do I Start? will cover a recent journey in building a data science skill set highlighting the useful resources available and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also learn about Data Science Bootcamps, and also a whole load of other resources available online to support aspiring Data Scientists.

 

 

 

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Find out more about the pioneering work being done in AI by companies already here in the Thames Valley...

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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New blood test can detect 50 types of cancer

System uses machine learning to offer new way to screen for hard-to-detect cancers.

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UK releases guidelines to help governments accelerate ‘trusted’ AI deployments

The UK has released new guidelines during the World Economic Forum (WEF) to help governments accelerate the deployment of trusted AI solutions.

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Women in Innovation 2020: new funding announced.

Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators.

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Reading collaboration wins prestigious award.

High Wycombe-based AI utility and energy management service company Optimal Monitoring win the Retail Energy Forum Commission Award with their pioneering EMMA AI solution. 

After working with the Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of Reading to develop the software, EMMA AI was one of three Wright Commission Award finalists as nominated by the Retail Energy Forum (REF) for outstanding innovation in the energy management space. 

Read more here

Why the Thames Valley is known as 'UK's Silicon Valley'.

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. 

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What's Going On...

Data Science: Where Do I Start?

30th September 2020 
18:00 - 19:00

Data Science: Where Do I Start? will cover a recent journey in building a data science skill set highlighting the useful resources available and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also learn about Data Science Bootcamps, and also a whole load of other resources available online to support aspiring Data Scientists.

Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

R&D Grant Funding through Innovate UK

21st October 2020 
10:00-11:30am 

If you’re a technology or innovation based small or mid-sized business planning to develop new products, processes or technology services, this briefing will help you learn more about what grants are available, are they right for you & how to apply for them?

Save time by hearing from someone who knows the ropes and helps organisations like yours apply for a share of £millions of financial support that’s available from Innovate for the development of world-class technologies.

Sarah Werts and Carol McAnally from the University of Reading, will help you navigate your way through the innovation funding ecosystem. In their presentation, they will share their knowledge of the InnovateUK grant funding landscape, including Smart Grants, loans, KTPs, Catapults, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and offer hints and tips on how to write a good application to increase your chances of securing such funding for your own business. They will also describe some of the ways you can work with the university to help your business thrive.

Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

KTN Funding Opportunities

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.