GENECON has advised the Northwest Development Agency on the
delivery of its science and innovation agenda, ranging from the
commercialisation of intellectual property, venture capital loan
funds and business cases for science park and incubator facilities.
The use of advanced processing/cloud computing to boost innovation,
especially in the science and technology sectors, has been a recent
focus of our work for the University of Liverpool, where we helped
to make the case from the private sector (including multi-nationals
such as Airbus and BAE, down to niche local engineering firms) for
a virtual engineering centre. This follows on from our evaluation
of the NW ICT Grid, a parallel computing project supported by a
number of universities in the region, which allowed public and
private sector clients to draw on the significant processing
capacity of the Grid for a range of development purposes.