Events 12th April 2018

Becca Knight, 12 Apr 2018

Events 12th April 2018

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CDE Showcase 20th June 2018


On 20th June 2018 CDE will be hosting a CDE showcasing event at the Digital Catapult Centre in London.

The event will commence with a light lunch and networking, with CDE students showcasing interactive demos within the Immersive Lab area of the Digital Catapult.  We will then head through to the main auditorium where CDE students will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their research.  We will also be joined by CDE Alumni Oliver Gingrich and the Analema Group who will be presenting their KIMA project.  We anticipate the event closing at 16.30


CDE students, academics and companies will be invited to attend, along with members of the Digital Catapult and Digital Economy Network.


The Call

All CDE students are invited to attend and provide one of the following:


  1. Interactive Demo – this could be directly linked to your research and can be something you have presented before (please ensure you have permission from your industrial supervisor to showcase the demo), or it could be a project you have previously worked on or something you are developing within your own time that highlights your areas of interest.  Group work is also acceptable.
  2. Short presentation – in the region of 5-10 minutes, power point presentation, with sound and video clips if you wish.  Again this could be directly linked to your research or relevant projects you are working on outside of your research.
  3. Poster Presentation – Poster presentation relating to your research.


To submit to this event (or if you have any questions), please email Zoe Leonard with the following information:-



Email address

Type of submission

Any special requirements you may have for set up


More details regarding registration will be available soon.

This will be a great networking and cohort building activity and we look forward to seeing you all there.








Assistive Living Technology (ALT) Symposium on Monday 21st May 2018 at the Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University.


The Symposium will be a fusion of research domains: Human Computer Interaction, Cyber-Physical Systems, Robotics, Accessibility, Digital Health and Inclusion. The sponsor of the Symposium is EduWeb (EU Erasmus+ Project), which promotes digital inclusion within educational institutions by providing a safe and creative web. We are delighted to welcome Professor Nigel Harris from Designability, who creates products to increase dignity, confidence and independence for over 250,000 people with reduced abilities. The charity is supported by the University of Bath and Bath & North East Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board. We also welcome Martin Harman and John Heath from Southampton & SW Hants Remap Panel and Michael Garnish from Bournemouth Remap Panel. Remap is a national charity operating through local groups of skilled volunteers, who provide independence for people with reduced abilities by designing and manufacturing bespoke equipment to assist with daily tasks. Designability and Remap will deliver presentations on application of assistive living technologies to real world environments.


CDE research engineers Mark Moseley and Asha ward will be presenting at the symposium.


There is no cost to attend the event, but delegates are required to register online through Eventbrite at:


Registration includes refreshments and a finger buffet lunch (please advise by email of any dietary requirements). Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis and there is a maximum capacity of 50 delegates. If you require parking at Talbot Campus, please email quoting 'Assistive Living Technologies Symposium'.


If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact










“Inspire, Programme, Develop”: DEN Summer School 2018


CDE are proud to be hosting the DEN summer school for 2018. 

The summer school will take place from 1st-3rd July 2018 at the Italian Villa, Poole, Dorset, and is open to PhD and EngD students from 10 Centres for Doctoral Training across the DEN network.


Get the date in your diary as the programme is nearly complete and registration will be available soon.








EPSRC opens competition for Connected Nation Pioneers awards

A new awards competition, Connected Nation Pioneers, that will recognise exceptional UK doctoral students whose research contributes towards the development of a Connected Nation, is announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The competition is being sponsored by Dstl, Facebook, BT, Samsung, Huawei, Thales, Amazon and NVIDIA.

EPSRC's Chief Executive, Professor Philip Nelson, said: The increasingly interconnected nature of our society is being driven by developments in science and engineering, these are creating new industries, opportunities and challenges.

Helping the UK to flourish as a Connected Nation is one of EPSRC's four prosperity outcomes, and having the right skills base to achieve this is crucial. I am very pleased to announce the opening of this year's Connected Nation Pioneers competition and look forward to seeing the presentations. Many of the entrants to our previous Pioneers competitions have gone on to succeed in academia, business and industry.

Applications from eligible students working in any area of EPSRC's remit are welcome as long as they demonstrate they fit with the prize category descriptions.

Students do not have to be EPSRC-funded but do have to be registered at a UK institution.

The call will run over three stages. Firstly an expression of interest needs to be registered via the EPSRC website by 16:00 hours (BST), Thursday 26 April 2018.

The competition celebrates the transformative and pioneering research of UK-based doctoral students in contributing to up to two of the following category topics:

  • Safe and Secure Cyber Society
  • Intelligent Informatics
  • Making Digital Technology Work for People
  • Creative Computing for the Digital Economy

Applicants will be assessed per category by a panel of industrial sponsors in three stages:

  • An Expression of Interest statement (500 words)
  • A three minute video pitch
  • An exhibition and pitch presentation

If you have questions please email: or visit the webpage:





We are interested in hearing more about any company events connected to projects you have had some involvement with.  If you know of any events or activities coming up, that the CDE team should be aware of please email  We are hoping to build on our success stories so please keep us informed.






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