Academics and Industry Collaborate on Cloud Computing Innovation through the STEM University Enterprise Network

More than fifty representatives from business and higher education gathered at Kingston University in early November to learn how Cloud Computing can enable innovation. The workshop, funded through the STEM University Enterprise Network, was organised in partnership with Microsoft UK.

Speakers from Microsoft, Kingston, Portsmouth and Royal Holloway Universities discussed the significant technological advances in Cloud Computing and how they could best collaborate in the future. Academics, researchers and business people alike learnt how to take advantage of the increased capability, time and cost savings enabled by the Cloud.

Geoff Hughes, Microsoft UK Academic Relations said:

“The STEM UEN network provides an invaluable opportunity to share ideas, innovation and expertise with academia, industry and small business. It is this diverse alliance that makes STEM UEN events so valuable to Microsoft.”

Copies of the workshop presentations plus feedback from the break-out groups may be downloaded from: www.heeg.org.uk/down.php

The STEM University Enterprise Network is a partnership between major corporates, BAE Systems and Microsoft UK; the Universities of Surrey, Royal Holloway, Portsmouth, Kingston and Brunel; and the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education. The partnership seeks to enhance entrepreneurial development across the universities’ STEM subjects, improve exposure to new technologies and encourage STEM graduates with enterprise skills required by industry.

For further information on the STEM-UEN partnership please contact Project Consultant Helen Lazarus athelen.lazarus@ncee.org.uk

To register your interest in attending future STEM-UEN events please email C.Leder@kingston.ac.uk or sign-up to the STEM-UEN group on LinkedIn.