Exist Insight ISSUE03

Upcoming Events

  1. Jolly June Meetup

    When: 01 June 2017

    Join TechExeter for their regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30pm (please use this bar instead of the main bar), talks will start just after 7pm.

    Guest speakers include:

    * Kev Baldwyn with "5 things we learnt launching our first app" 

    * Jamie Reynolds talking about "Squirrel Squad" - a winning entry from the Space Apps hackathon 

    * Will Earp (title tbc) 

    Price: FOC

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  2. How Google Ads Work

    When: 06 June 2017

    17.30-18.30

    Exeter Library

    Meeting Room 1

    Castle Street

    Exeter

    EX4 3PQ

    This workshop will look at how Google Ads work, which is pay per click advertising within the Google advertising network - Search, Display and Shopping. It will cover how these advertising networks work, why some Ad campaigns fail and how to effectively setup a campaign to get page one presence whilst making the most out of your budget and minimise wasted clicks.

    We will also cover how businesses new to Adwords can potentially get Google Ad vouchers to kick off a campaign and for charities how they can get Google Ads credits to help fund their campaigns.

    Chris Wood from Q Social Media specialises in helping organisations get up to speed with using digital marketing to promote themselves online to their customer base. This through onsite training, courses and/or managing it on behalf of organisations.

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  3. University of Exeter Launches MSc Data Science (Professional)

    When: 07 June 2017

    The University of Exeter is launching a new modular-based MSc Data Science course for working professionals from September 2017.

    This innovative programme is flexible, enabling employees to study part-time whilst working, to minimise work disruption & maximise positive impact.

    Drawing upon their academic excellence, and contacts with world-leading data companies, this unique programme is taught through residentials, e-learning and work-based projects. 

    To find out more, you are invited to attend the 'MSc Data Science Programme Launch’ event on Wednesday 7th June  Eventbrite Invitation  

    This event is open to any organisations looking to grow Data Scientists and unlock the power of Big Data, in order to discover deep business insights and gain competitive advantages.

    Please contact Conrad Gillespie (E: c.gillespie@exeter.ac.uk and T:01392 723 578) if you would like more information and we look forward to seeing you there.

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  4. Climate Change - does the 1.5 degree target make sense?

    When: 07 June 2017

    Alumni Auditorium, The Forum, 19.00 - 21.00 (doors open at 19.00 for 19.30 start)

    Follow this event on social media using #ExeterClimate

    In June 2017 more than 100 world-leading Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientists are meeting at the University of Exeter to discuss the potential impacts of global warming above 1.5 degrees. This event forms part of the Grand Challenges scheme at the University of Exeter.

    Alongside this meeting, the University of Exeter is hosting a special event on Wednesday 7 June at which members of the public will be able to discuss the 1.5 degree target with climate scientists.

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  5. SETsquared Mentor Reception

    When: 07 June 2017

    Details:
    An evening reception of selected companies showcasing their businesses to potential mentors

    Venue:
    Exeter Science Park Centre

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  6. Boost Your Business on the #NatWestBoost Tour!

    When: 12 June 2017

    We are pleased to provide a number of workshops for local Business owners, Entrepreneurs and Start-Up's - You may have a great idea and you're not sure how you get started? Please come and join us on board the NatWest Business Bus.

    This is a "drop in" style day with experts who can help take your business to the next level.

    Come and join us in a relaxed environment where we will cover a range of hot business topics such as, Fast Growth / Scale Up, Digital Technology, Access to Grant Funding, Intellectual Property and Cyber Security followed by a Q&A session on each subject and the opportunity to engage with each of the speakers

    Speakers include -

    Chris Lorimer - (SW Growth Service) Fast Growth / Lean Canvas / Scale-Up - 10am

    Tom Moore (Stephens Scown) Intellectual Property - 11.30 am

    Kate Doodson (Cosmic) Digital Technology - 1pm

    Tom Kennard (Granted) Grant Funding - 2.30pm

    Please come and join us - hop on board the NatWest Business Bus for what promises to be a great day of FREE business advice and support!

    We can't wait to meet you!

    NatWestBoost

    10:00 – 16:00 BST

    Exeter University (The Forum)

    Rennes Drive

    Exeter

    EX4 4RN

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  7. Stolen Company Data & Ransomware…it won't happen to me…I’m a South West

    When: 13 June 2017

    08.30-10.00

    Vantage Point, 2nd Floor. 4th buzzer down

    Pynes Hill

    Exeter

    EX2 5WR

    The Dark Web is a secret, encrypted cyber-realm where everyone is anonymous and users have complete freedom to buy and trade anything, including potentially - your business.

    Bluegrass provide a glimpse into the underbelly of this dark world which is creative and complex as it is dangerous and a real risk to your business.

    This presentation will demonstrate how personal & business data, PC’s, servers and websites are all for sale in a world that is truly innovative and dangerous.* With ransomware software now mainstream on the Dark Web a Cyber attack could come from an international gang, school teenager or even a disgruntled employee!

    If the worst happened and your business did suffer a Cyber Attack - how would you respond and communicate with your customers? And how would you manage the potential PR fall out and media nightmare?
     
    Dan Pritchard, Managing Director of Astley Media - the award-winning PR, Marketing and Design company, will walk us through the top tips for your communication strategy in the event of a Cyber Attack.
     
    Dan has a wealth of experience including working on crisis communications for the London 2012 Olympics.
     
    We look forward to welcoming you for tea, coffee and the opportunity to network with local SMEs.
     
    *Disclaimer: Warning Contents for Educational Purpose Only.

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  8. Stolen Company Data & Ransomware…it won't happen to me…I’m a South West

    When: 13 June 2017

    The Dark Web is a secret, encrypted cyber-realm where everyone is anonymous and users have complete freedom to buy and trade anything, including potentially - your business.

    Bluegrass provide a glimpse into the underbelly of this dark world which is creative and complex as it is dangerous and a real risk to your business.This presentation will demonstrate how personal & business data, PC’s, servers and websites are all for sale in a world that is truly innovative and dangerous.* With ransomware software now mainstream on the Dark Web a Cyber attack could come from an international gang, school teenager or even a disgruntled employee! If the worst happened and your business did suffer a Cyber Attack - how do you respond and communicate with your customers? How you manage the potential PR fall out and press nightmare?

    Dan Pritchard, Managing Director of Astley Media - the Award-winning PR company who specialise in media relations, will walk us through the top tips for your communication strategy in the event of a Cyber Attack. He has a wealth of experience including working for the London Olympic 2012 Crisis Communication Team.

    Price: FOC

    Reserve your place here.

     *Disclaimer: Warning Contents for Educational Purpose Only.

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  9. Science Park Centre open event

    When: 20 June 2017

    3pm - 7pm 20th June 2017 at The Science Park Centre
     

    Come and see the Science Park Centre and everything it has to offer.

    With its stunning location, state of the art conference facilities and award winning business services, the centre has so much to offer you and your business.

    Join us for an afternoon of food, drink and informative showcasing. Drop in at any time between 3pm and 7pm.

    • Canapes
    • Vouchers for reduced room rates
    • See the latest park developments
    • Elderflower fizz
    • Local hamper draw
    • Tours of the facilities

    The Science Park Centre

    6 Babbage Way

    Exeter

    EX5 2FN

    Science.park@spaceforsuccess.co.uk

    +44 (0) 1392 249222

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  10. Exeter City Futures Connect Events

    When: 21 June 2017

    17:30-19:30

    Exeter City Futures Connect Events

    Exeter City Futures is pleased to announce the launch of our quarterly Connect events.

    These events are an opportunity to share your ideas on the big problems that you believe Exeter needs to solve as it transitions towards becoming energy independent and congestion free.

    Summer Connect is the second in the series of events and will take place on Wednesday 21st June in the city.

    Share your ideas about the challenges

    Whether you are a resident, educator, council officer, entrepreneur, business, community group, organisation or local authority, we are looking for people who have a challenge that they believe needs to be solved, people who want to stimulate ideas and generate inputs to help get it solved.

    Stay, Listen, Connect

    The event offers individuals, groups, organisations the opportunity to come together and exchange ideas, to discover like-minded people and groups who want to solve similar problems. We hope the networking events will lead to new connections where expertise and skills can be shared and collaborations can flourish.

    If you don’t want to share at the event this is a great opportunity to listen and discuss with others who want to create positive change in the Exeter region. Stay, listen and take part in conversations to create positive and collaborative change. We will provide refreshments.

    Summer Connect Event details:

    Tickets: Free

    Date: 21st June 2017

    Time: 5.30 - 7.30 pm

    Venue: Exeter City Futures, Ground Floor, Broadwalk House, Southernhay, Exeter, EX1 1TS

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  11. The Big Bang South West

    When: 21 June 2017

    The University of Exeter
    Exeter
    EX4 4SB
     
    Wednesday, 21 Jun, 2017

    Opening hours for visitors: 10:00-15:30
     

    Building on the incredible success of last year, The Big Bang Fair South West will be returning to the University of Exeter on the 21st June 2017 with a Big Bang like you’ve never experienced before bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) alive!

    Featuring explosive theatre shows and engaging, immersive activities, the Fair is more than just a great day out; it is about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to study STEM subjects. The event will be host to many inspirational scientists and engineers who are there to enthuse the engineers and scientists of the future. There are careers workshops to visit and local, national and global companies on-hand to give insight into future fantastic and rewarding careers.

    We aim to celebrate the achievements of students and the essential contribution of the parents, teachers and guardians who help put their great efforts together.

    We can’t wait to inspire the next generation of STEM experts and show you how good 2017’s event is going to be!

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  12. Soapbox Science at Exeter

    When: 24 June 2017

    Soapbox Science showcases the research of women who are making significant contributions to the scientific community.
    The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner, transforming Exeter’s Princesshay into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; creating a dynamic and bustling atmosphere and learning environment for all.

    On Saturday 24th of June 2017, Soapbox Science will again transform Exeter into a hub of scientific learning and discussion, as some of Devon’s leading female scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase science to the general public. The event’s mission is the same as the original London event: to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and science. This event is free. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, you can have a look at our Soapbox Science 2016 video, and photos from our 2015 and 2016 events.

    When: Saturday 24 June, 1pm to 4pm
    Where: Princesshay Square, Exeter

    Speakers

    World-leading female academics will be taking to their soapbox to talk to the public about their research. Join in the conversation on Twitter using #ExeterSoapbox.

    Speakers

    Selected from a competitive pool of researchers working in and around Exeter, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The winners and their discussion topics included:

    Dr Maria Weber (@SolarisMaria), University of ExeterThe Solar-Stellar Connection: Applying Lessons Learned From the Sun to Study Other Stars with Habitable Worlds”

    Ms Holly East (@HK_East), University of Exeter “Coral reef island building in the Maldives: a pile of poo?”

    Dr Julia Baptista (@JuliaGenetics), Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital / University of Exeter “Genomics medicine – it is all in your genes!”

    Miss Lauren Barr (@lauren_emily_b), University of Exeter “Left or Right Handed? And Why Does It Matter?”

    Dr Anna Baldycheva (@baldycheva), University of Exeter “Healthcare on the go: Medical Laboratory in Your Pocket”

    Dr Emma Stevenson (@Em681Emma), University of ExeterDecisions, decisions decisions! How do some bacteria make up their minds when and how to infect you?” 

    Dr Lisa Cross (Dr X) (@Lisa_DrX ), Cefas Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science “From Smallpox to Zika – Around the World in 30 plagues”

    Miss Nicole Morrissey (@NAMorrissey), University of Exeter “Food for thought: What happens in our brains when we eat!”

    Dr Cosima Porteus (@cosimaporteus), University of Exeter “Ocean acidification: Nemo’s new threat” 

    Dr Sarah Boulton (@geologySarah), University of Plymouth “How does active faulting and tectonics shape the land?”

    Dr Stefanie Broszeit (@stefbroszeit), Plymouth Marine Laboratory “Marine ecology and ecosystem services”

    Dr Helen Fones (@quietscientist), University of Exeter “The fungal threats to food security”

    You can find out more Exeter’s Soapbox Science events on the Soapbox Science website.

    Soapbox Science events have been part funded by a number of sponsors, including the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC).

    Please contact local organiser Dr Safi K Darden, with any questions about the event or for further information on how to become involved as a volunteer.

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  13. Living Systems Institute Opening Symposium

    When: 05 July 2017 to 06 July 2017

    Join us on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July 2017 for an exciting opportunity to hear from world-renowned scientists, including Nobel laureates Sir Paul Nurse FRS and Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard ForMemRS, at the opening symposium of our Living Systems Institute.

    The symposium will provide a unique opportunity to visit this magnificent new research facility and meet the outstanding scientists who have joined the Living Systems Institute from around the world.

    We have a fantastic line up of speakers including two Nobel Laureates:

    And six world-renowned guest speakers:

    The full speaker line up (including newly appointed Living Systems Institute staff) and programme is also available to view online.

    Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are now pleased to offer free registration to everyone.

    To register now visit this web page

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  14. Technical Services Conference 2017

    When: 06 July 2017

    The University of Exeter will be hosting their annual Technical Services conference on the 6th July 2017, at St Luke’s Campus in Exeter. Conference workshops are tailored specifically for technicians, and will be centred around: networking; technical skills; personal and professional development; leadership and management; and health, safety and the environment.

    Vice Chancellor Prof. Sir Steve Smith has confirmed that he will be the first keynote speaker at the conference. Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar, will be presenting the awards at the end of the event and will conduct the event closing presentation. This demonstrates top level commitment to technical staff, sending a positive message about the commitment made as a Science Council Employer Champion.

    There will be plenty of opportunities to network at the event, and the exhibition area will host a large number of suppliers to discuss the latest technology and make see cutting edge products. There will also be a Professional Development section in our exhibition area where you can meet with representatives from the Science Council, the IST, HEaTED, the RSB and IMechE.

    There are a limited number of standard delegate tickets available to purchase (only £100 each) Register now to reserve your place

    This one day conference, hosted by Technical Services at the University of Exeter, will take place in the first week of July 2017 at St Luke's Campus. It will provide technical staff with a valuable and rewarding experience, where speakers, sessions and workshops are tailored specifically for technical staff. 

    Venue: University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU (directions)

    Date: 6 July 2017 10:00-16:45

    Key Sponsor: We are honoured to announce that ZEISS Microscopy are the key sponsor for the University of Exeter Technical Services Conference at our St Luke's campus in Exeter on 6 July 2017.

    As a leading manufacturer of microscopes ZEISS offers inspiring solutions and services for your daily routine work in the field of life sciences and materials research. 

    Sponsors/exhibitsSartoriusLabster, Thermo Fisher ScientificAstell Scientific, Seal Analytical, Alpha Laboratories, Scientific Laboratory Supplies, Brooks Life Science Systems, IKA,

    Professional Development SponsorsScience CouncilInstitute of Science and TechnologyHEaTED, Gatsby: Technicians Make It Happen, Institute of Animal Technology, Royal Society of Biology

    University of Exeter exhibits: Procurement and Future Finance, Health Safety, OH and Wellbeing.

    Technical Services at the University of Exeter is comprised of STEMM-facing research and teaching technical staff. Whilst all operating in a single service our staff work in a wide range of specialist areas such as, Engineering, Physics, Geology, Mining and Minerals, Renewable Energy, Life and Environmental Science, Sports and Health Science, Medical Sciences and Medical Imaging.

    Prof. Sir Steve Smith, our Vice Chancellor, has confirmed that he will be our first keynote speaker at the conference. Mike Shore-Nye, our Registrar, will be presenting the awards at the end of the event and will conduct the event closing presentation. This demonstrates top level commitment to technical staff, and sends a really positive message.

    The event will utilise North Cloisters lecture theatre along with 4 breakout session/workshop rooms in Baring Court. There will be catering and exhibitor stands at the Cross Keys.

    Help shape the conference. Please let us know your ideas by completing this short feedback from (it will only take a couple of minutes to complete).

    Event hashtag: please use #2017TSC for your social media updates about the event, and pictures.

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  15. ExIST Quarterly Event - Smart Healthcare

    When: 13 July 2017

    The next ExIST Quarterly Event will be taking place on Thursday 13th July 2017 at Flybe Training Academy from 8:30am - 11am. 

    This event will be looking at Smart Healthcare, illustrating how innovations from local companies and researchers enable better informed decisions in healthcare.  

     

    Speakers confirmed for this event will include:

    • Quality Improvement - there's plenty more to Life 
      Jason Williams, Business Development Director, Seedata

    Life QI is the collaboration platform, developed by Seedata, for people working to improve health and social care.  It makes it easy for teams to run quality improvement projects, share their work, and learn from the work of other teams. Life QI is currently in use in 25 countries and has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year's HSJ Patient Safety Awards, in the 'Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety - Private Sector' category.
     

    • The £7.6bn drug problem
      Colin Richman, Founder and co-Director, Rx-info

    Rx-info’s pharmacy software platform provides secondary care professionals with accurate and up-to-date information about medicines use.  Discover how, across the UK, Rx-info enables NHS Hospital Trust pharmacies, clinicians and finance departments analyse medicines usage, track budgets, and flag any unexpected trends.
     

    • Engaging, Effective, Research
      Piers Kotting, Programme Director, Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research 

    Join Dementia Research is a UK-wide service that makes it easy for anyone, with or without memory problems, to take part in dementia research and help accelerate progress in this vital area: helping scientists and doctors to understand dementia and test potential new treatments.  Discover more about the services and how the platform technology behind it can be used to facilitate the research and treatment of other clinical conditions.
     

    The cost for this event is £15 (Inc VAT @ 20%). 

    You are able to pay by card by logging on to the website and clicking the button below or alternatively call the Chamber office on 01392 431133. 

    To pay by cheque, we must receive payment in advance before we are able to book you in.

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