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Knowledge Exchange Workshops

digilab.pngThe Digital Lab Knowledge Exchange Team is holding a range of workshops tailored to best practice business needs.

Led by Dr. Mark Swift the team offers expertise in a range of technologies and is here to help SMEs in the West Midlands gain competitive advantage from accessing the Digital Lab Knowledge Exchange programme. Through their Knowledge Transfer services, linked in directly to the research base and emerging technologies they can help your business succeed.

The Knowledge Exchange Team offer the following services for small businesses:

  • Regular seminars, workshops and events tailored to best practice needs
  • Access to new business opportunities and partnerships through the collaborative marketplace
  • Access to internationally leading research teams in multidisciplinary areas
  • Support launching a product or providing a demonstrator for your customers
  • Networking opportunities

The team also supports businesses to access funding and can help enhance your skill base with high calibre Warwick graduates through MSc, PHD and Knowledge Transfer programmes.

The following workshops will be offered during Spring 2011:

Digital GoodLife
Good value, good practice, good planet
Thursday 10 March 2011

Information Environment
Thursday 17 March 2011

Concept to Model
Prototype your way to profit
Thursday 24 March 2011

Innovating for Healthcare Splashdown
Developing solutions for global marketplace
Thursday 31 March 2011

Web Application Security Workshop
Application. Vulnerability. Testing.
Thursday 5 May 2011 or Friday 6 May 2011


digital_goodlife.jpgDigital GoodLife

Good value, good practice, good planet

Thursday 10 March 2011

As an innovative West Midlands small business it is vital to extract every last £ of efficiency from your hardware, systems, processes and IT.

Learn about the latest free digital technologies: 9.00 - 4.00

  • Communication, collaboration and business management tools
  • Making the most of your web profile
  • Outsourcing your IT
  • Business security
  • Low carbon and green initiatives

Can your business be run for free?

This work shop promotes practical knowledge of digital technologies to support your critical business processes such as marketing, finance, project management, IT and more…

So how can you use the latest technologies to change your business, save money and also benefit the planet ? …by introducing smart digital technologies!

Why should you come to this?

It doesn’t matter what you do, but if you are a forward thinking small business and want to embrace new digital technology, come and learn how to save money (and the planet) at the digital lab. Please follow this link to  see a recommendation from a previous attendee.

Who should come to this?
  • West Midlands SMEs
  • Non-sector specific - Senior management or owner
Value

This workshop has a commercial value of £1000, due to AWM funding is available free to West Midlands based Small/Medium sized Enterprises.

Booking

Places for this free workshop are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This Digital Workshop is from a new range of SME focused services from the International Digital Lab’s Knowledge Exchange team

Thursday 10 March 2011 - book a place


infoInformation Environment

Thursday 17 March 2011

In these tough times where ROI and sweating the assets are paramount we need methods and solutions for delivering good business information without spending on even more technology.
If you cannot afford to invest in data warehouses and data mining technologies you can still achieve optimum benefit from your data by ensuring its accuracy, relevance and currency.

On 17 March 2011, the International Digital Laboratory in association with ATP is holding a one day, hands on, intensive workshop for senior managers and directors. The workshop will explore and investigate ways and means to ensure your data becomes a significant weapon in your business armoury.

Attendees will come away with an action plan for improving their bottom line by applying the concepts they learn during the day. There will be time for individual discussion and focussing on specific sectors, businesses or issues.

0930 Registration
0945 Introduction & Welcome to the International Digital Lab
1015 What is the Information Environment?
1115 Refreshment Break
1130 Breakout Session - Investigating your Business’ Information Environment
1230 Feedback and Summary
1300 Lunch
1330 Using your Information Environment for Business Benefit
1430 Refreshment Break
1445 Breakout Session - Applying the Information Environment to your Business
1530 Feedback and Next Steps
1600 Close

Booking

Places for this free workshop are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This Digital Workshop is from a new range of SME focused services from the International Digital Lab’s Knowledge Exchange team

Thursday 17 March 2011 - book a place


conceptConcept to Model

Prototype your way to profit
Thursday 24 March 2011

Reduce time to market & leverage in-house design! This workshop will demonstrate the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and Rapid Prototyping technologies that enable SME businesses to get from concept -> product -> market as quickly as possible.

This workshop offers hands on experience of 3D modelling software and an opportunity to prototype your concepts in a DAY!

  • 3D Modelling
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • 3D printing
  • Computer Aided Engineering – Magics/Mimics

The workshop is provided by some of the leading Academic and Industrial specialists in the field.

Value

This workshop has a commercial value of £1000, due to AWM funding is available free to West Midlands based Small and Medium sized Enterprise's.

Who should come to this workshop?

West Midlands based SMEs

If you are active or looking to develop Product Design capability in the Creative Industries, Health Care and Manufacturing sectors this workshop is for you.

Why should you come to this?

In a market that increasingly demands speed, accuracy & flexibility, it is vital to make decisions on concepts quickly to get them to market. Attendees will get an introduction to affordable 3D modelling tools along with an understanding of the advantages of Rapid Prototyping and how it can be effective in winning new business.

Agenda: 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Registration & refreshments
  • Session 1 – Introduction to low cost 3D modelling - 9.30am
  • Session 2 – Landscape of Rapid Prototyping
  • Session 3 – Printing 3D models using ZCorp
  • Networking lunch – Tour of International Digital Lab
  • Session 4 – Materialise advanced modelling software
  • Networking and close – 4.00pm
Booking

Places for this free workshop are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This Digital Workshop is from a new range of SME focused services from the International Digital Lab’s Knowledge Exchange team


healthcare.jpgInnovating for Healthcare Splashdown

Thursday 31 March 2011

Times: 1pm - 4pm

If you are an innovative SME with products for the health care sector, come along to find funding or industry collaborators. Get free advice to help you break into the healthcare sector.

For the past year, Innovation Factory and WMG Digital have brought innovation to the healthcare sector with a series of Innovating for Healthcare workshops.

To mark the successes of this project, we are inviting SMEs interested in the health sector to join us and various funding and venture capital bodies for an afternoon of presentations, pitches and networking.

The most succesful companies from the project will be pitching their business plans in front of funders. They are great case studies for how to grow your innovative business into the health sector.

The Splashdown event will be on 31 of March at the IDL, from 1pm to 4pm. Watch here for further details as they are confirmed.

Booking

Thursday 31 March 2011 - book a place


      Web SecurityWeb Application Security Workshop

      Application. Vulnerability. Testing.

      Thursday 5 May & Friday 6 May 2011

      Do you know how easy it is for hackers to get into your website?

      Have you ever wondered how easy it would be? Rewriting the content? Resetting the Administrator’s password?

      We can offer you the opportunity to find out how worryingly easy it can be – at our FREE Cyber Security Workshop.

      There’s a very serious side to all this of course – protecting YOUR website from people who indulge in those questionable extracurricular activities.

      What are we talking about?
      • Access Control
      • Session Management
      • Data Validation
      • Logical Flaws
      • Cross-site scripting /XSRF
      • Mitigation
      Why should you come to this?

      Our aim is to help you ensure your site is secure and protected. We want to help you keep those malicious hackers at bay. You can leave this workshop confident that your data will be protected.

      Who should come to this?
      • West Midlands based SMEs
      • Web developers, website managers 
      • Prior ASP & PHP desirable
      Agenda: 9.00 – 4.00
      • Introductions - 9.30
      • eSecurity overview – Cyber Security team
      • Tutorial 1, 2 & 3 
      • Lunch and tour of the International Digital Lab
      • Tutorial 4
      • Q&A
      • Networking and close – 4.00pm
      Value

      This workshop has a commercial value of £1000, due to AWM funding is available free to West Midlands based Small/Medium sized Enterprises.

      This Digital Workshop is from a new range of SME focused services from the Digital Lab Knowledge Exchange team

      Booking

      Places for this free workshop are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

      This Digital Workshop is from a new range of SME focused services from the International Digital Lab’s Knowledge Exchange team

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      More information

      Knowledge Exchange Team

      Knowledge Exchange Workshops

      The International Digital Lab

      Contact the Knowledge Exchange Team at the Digital Lab:

      Tel: 024 7657 4299

      L.J.Blount@warwick.ac.uk

      International Digital Lab
      University of Warwick
      Coventry CV4 7AL