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january, 2021

27jan9:30 am11:30 amFeaturedScotlandIS Annual Cluster Event

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Scotland’s Cluster Conference is back. Building on the launch event in January 2020,  celebrate the achievements from across the Scottish clusters in 2020 and focus on the opportunities coming in 2021 for the tech community.

Join us on 27th January for our annual joint cluster event when we will be partnering with Technology Scotland this year. We will highlight and discuss opportunities and insights from across the tech ecosystem with a specific focus on clusters – with guest speakers from both scottish and international tech clusters and from the cyber and data & AI sector.

Speakers including:

  • Albert King, Chief Data Officer at The Scottish Government who will cover open data, digital identity and the outcomes of the Digital Strategy Consultation.
  • Alison McLeod, Senior Programme Manager for Technology Scotland, has lead responsibility for the Photonics Scotland network which supports the £1.2 bn Scottish photonics sector. Alison will introduce the Photonics Cluster, discuss the Scottish photonics sector, how photonics is applicable and vital to a vast array of applications and key sectors for Scotland, from advanced manufacturing and healthcare to space and quantum technologies.
  • Helen Hastie, Professor of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotic and Autonomous Systems at the Edinburgh Centre of Robotics, and Academic Lead for the National Robotarium, opening in 2022 in Edinburgh and  Eva Juul Langlands,Head of Communications at Odense Robotics, Denmark’s national cluster for robotics and drones. They will both cover the work that the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and Danish Robotics Cluster do and highlight opportunities for international collaboration
  • Dr Andrew Hamilton, Senior Research & Development Engineer Digital Team, Advanced Forming Research Centre at National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

Did you know that ScotlandIS are now a silver accredited cluster management organisation, currently the only one in Scotland?


(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am




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