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North West Science & Innovation Support

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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.

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