As the SICSA
Deputy Director and Director of Knowledge Exchange I'm been learning more about the Knowledge Exchange we undertake in SICSA with industry
. SICSA includes all staff and students in Informatics and Computer Science in Scotland and as such all the opportunities available are open to all. If you are a new SICSA PhD student I'll be meeting you and discussing much of this in detail at the new PhD induction day on Nov 26th in Edinburgh.
SICSA knowledge exchange manifests itself in things like the annual DemoFest, complimentary support to the tech transfer office in each Scottish University, entrepreneurial education, mobile apps clubs etc. Most of the support for SICSA knowledge exchange comes out of the AspeKT program in Informatics in Edinburgh.
Examples of knowledge exchange supports SICSA helps with include:
If you are in SICSA
and reading this then I'd encourage you to discuss your knowledge exchange plans (spin outs, start ups, engagement ideas etc.) with your own tech transfer office first.
Other details on the different and ongoing mechanisms
for sustaining and expanding Scotland's research excellence in Informatics and Computer Science SICSA has can be seen in an earlier post