Industry Breakfast – Funding and Innovation Opportunities with High Performance Computing

Scaling Up to Bursting Out

HPC Midlands, the East Midlands Regional Centre of Excellence for High Performance Computing (HPC), is proud to welcome researchers and industry representatives to learn about the power of HPC in delivering competitive advantages, and how to connect those advantages with collaboration, funding and innovation opportunities within Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing, Energy, Life Sciences and Big Data Analytics.

Hosted on the Loughborough University Science & Enterprise Park HPC Midlands is in a unique position to pair its advanced supercomputing facility and University experts across many disciplines with industry looking for a low-cost, low-risk method to speed their time to market, achieve more ambitious products or secure burst-out capacity.

June 16th – 8:30-10:30am.

Loughborough University Campus

Sir Richard Morris Building, School of Business and Economics (Room BE 0.53)



8.00am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome

Professor Steven Rothberg, Pro-Vice Chancellor Enterprise and Research, Loughborough University

8:35am: Introduction to HPC Midlands and Regional Centres of Excellence

Professor Steven Kenny, Director, HPC Midlands

8:45am: The role of HPC in delivering innovation and competitive advantage

Jonathan Mitchener, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK

9:05am: Funding and Innovation Opportunities in the Region (Short Presentations and Panel Discussion)

Chair: Malcolm Cook, Professor of Building Performance Analysis, Loughborough University

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Dr Daniel Peavoy, Senior Research Engineer for Manufacturing Simulation, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Life Sciences

Dr Ros Graves, Head of Innovation, Medilink East Midlands


Professor Simon Watson, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University

Big Data Analytics

Dr Steve Lockwood, Senior Executive Information Architect, IBM Europe

Digital Solutions

Martin Hamilton, Futurist, JISC

10:00: Case Study: Speed and Security with Affordable Burst-Out Capacity

Dr Yoon Ho, HPC Technical Lead, Rolls Royce

10:15: Industry Opportunities with HPC Midlands and Loughborough University

James Earl-Fraser, Business Development Associate, HPC Midlands

10:25: Closing Remarks

10:30: Exhibition and Coffee/Tea

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Trainers who specialise in supporting the development of High Performance Computer modelling and simulation will be on hand to discuss scaling-up programmes, building an internal skill-base, and license solutions.

Register for FREE now