Newcastle University plays a vital role in helping to translate academic research into real-life solutions.
As a core partner in Science Central alongside Newcastle City Council, they are working with a number of strategic partners on groundbreaking projects on Science Central.
Working together with leading industry partners such as Microsoft, Northumbrian Water Ltd, Northern Powergrid and Siemens, new technologies and solutions are being brought to the marketplace, through collaboration with world-leading expertise and facilities.
School of Computing Science: this will comprise an urban observatory and decision theatre which will allow real-time data from the city to be analysed and explored in order to improve understanding of the interaction between the city’s energy, water, transport, waste and digital control systems.
£2 million Energy Storage Test Bed: working with Siemens, a unique grid-connected energy storage test bed will be created, which could pave the way for the future of Smart Grids and low-carbon electricity throughout the UK.
Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cloud Computing for Big Data: a centre to create experts in extracting useful information from the vast amounts of data now being collected from sensors, people and computer applications.
Cloud Innovation Centre: big data research projects with multi-billion-dollar industry partners Red Hat and Microsoft will also be based on Science Central, enabling regional businesses and the public sector to better exploit the opportunities created by cloud computing and big data.
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics: this will explore how digital technologies can be used to promote public participation in the design and delivery of local services like education, public health and city planning.
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