Open Innovation In Technology

By Bethan Lauder

CoInnovate is dedicated to building effective networks to facilitate the commercialisation of emerging technologies.

Its’ flagship event is designed to bring the world’s leading innovators together in the spirit of collaboration. 

08:45 – 20:00 GMT, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DD

CoInnovate 2018 will showcase the latest technologies across sensors, materials and autonomous machines through presentations, panel discussions, technology pitches and will once again include engaging workshops to explore market-driven challenges and opportunities across a number of sectors.

Proudly supporting CS Connected

A unique, interactive evening session will also explore collaborative approaches to supply chains, technology development and commercialisation, as the South and West of the UK becomes increasingly connected around the newly formed cluster on compound semiconductor technologies and applications.

Getting the most out of CoInnovate 2018

In addition to attending presentations and discussions, why not:

  • Reach out to collaborators by exhibiting Pitch your technology at Tech Live!
  • Attract technology providers to your challenges
  • Position your brand as a leader in technology and innovation Spread the word about your organisation in the printed programme

Outline Sessions

  • Registration (08:45 – 09:30)
  • Morning: Future Tech (09:30 – 12:45)
  • Showcasing latest trends, emerging technologies and applications in: Sensors, novel materials and methods Autonomous machines
  • Afternoon: Future Regions (13:30 – 17:15)
  • Presentations, discussions and interactive workshops exploring regional programmes and the role of open innovation in building technology clusters.
  • Collaboration PitStop returns to CoInnovate to showcase challenges and opportunities looking for technology providers and collaborative solutions.
  • Drinks Reception & Networking Buffet (17:15 – 18:30)
  • Evening: Innovation OpenMic with CS Connected (18:30 – 20:00)
  • A unique session to hear updates on the newly formed cluster on compound semiconductor technologies and applications and work together to explore enablers, barriers and influencers of innovation across the Great West.

Airbus Endeavr Challenge: Smart Cyber Security

Intelligent threat detection & response

In today’s world, where people, devices and machines are increasingly connected to each other and to other systems, cyber threats are a growing concern for both small and large organisations. A cyber attack has the potential to bring organisations to a standstill, costing time and money and impacting negatively on trust and reputation. Protecting against known risks is no longer sufficient. Cyber security solutions need to be intelligent, identifying suspicious activity in ‘real-time’ and automatically taking action, without supervision, as and when required.

Cyber attacks are often enacted via malicious executable files. Being able to detect these files and understand their malicious intent requires the reverse engineering and extraction of programmed behaviour and activity. This is a time intensive process and often requires significant expertise and use of complex tools. Through Endeavr, Airbus is looking to work with academics, SMEs, industry and other partners on innovations to address the challenges and deliver commercial value.SCS

Challenges & Opportunities

  • How can we develop automated tools that are easier to use for non-experts?
  • Is it possible to export malicious activity as a set of measurable features that can explain the intent of a file both qualitatively and quantitatively?
  • How can we better visualise malicious intent?
  • Is it possible to stretch this beyond malicious files to general malicious activity – for example, insider threats?

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Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017