Will Searle is the founder of Axillium Research, a recognised leader in public/private investment, strategic cooperation and innovation programme delivery. Will Searle founded Axillium in 2007 to support manufacturing supply chains to better engage with OEM led research and development. Today Axillium provides innovation management and consultancy services to over 165 organisations working to research high value added ICT, Manufacturing and Advanced Materials technologies. Today Axillium has a track record of defining and investing £190m of public & private investment with forecast growth and economic benefit in excess of £5bn by 2020. Tangible returns are both social and economic through a mix of technological change in high value innovation projects and the resulting cultural change which Axillium ‘grand challenges’ and ‘cluster’ programmes develop. Axillium has since led a range of successful projects for clients including GKN Aerospace, Airbus UK, Cytec Solvay, Bentley Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and Cosworth.
Applying Data Science and Innovation to Industry: Using Big Data, HPC and IoT to make things happen!
Axillium’s presentation will explain a range of industrial, collaborative R&D programme examples as a perspective on the applicability and relevance of Data Science and Innovation for UK industry. As well as a brief overview of Axillium’s business, the presentation will include: discussion of Industrial Market Trends; examples of data science and innovation applied to the Defence sector (including the Dual Use Technology Exploitation (DUTE) Cluster); examples of data science and security applied to the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) sector; an example of interoperability and standardisation efforts for IoT underpinning sectors such as Smart Cities and Intelligent Mobility; and the Smart Connected Innovation On-Ramp Programme (SCIOP) aiming to train the next generation of data scientists to support socio-economic growth in Southern Africa