19 June 2018


Price: Free

The Data Crunch lunch is lunch-time networking session where we invite inspiring speakers with Data Science running through their veins to share stories and we’ll eat Pizza. Join us.


In June, we’ll here from:


Duncan Hart - Deep Miner


Deep Miner will present their experience as a data science start-up with the CivTech program and how this has lead to a new company and new product being developed. DeepMiner will illustrate how they took a public sector challenge, this is an issue facing commercial organisations in the UK and Globally and how the CIvTech program allowed us to build a solution with export potential.

Who are Deep Miner: Deep Miner are helping Scottish enterprise target Foreign Direct Investment opportunities. By mining in real time global news and information sources we are building a tool that provides the real story and that real sales prospects about organisations and people, allowing SE to locate and target those companies who may be ready to investing Scotland.


Katy McNeil – CivTech®


Katy McNeil will talk about some of the great Data Science fuelled entrepreneurs that have been through the CivTech programme. The next round of the Scottish Government’s CivTech® programme is now open. Katy will explain what’s involved.


CivTech® brings together public sector expertise and private sector creativity to solve real problems, develop new products, and deliver better, faster and easier services for everyone. Part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate, CivTech® 3.0 has just opened with new public service challenges from local authorities, Scottish Government and public bodies. Any organisation, team or individual can respond by 2 July 2018. Applications are assessed, and shortlisted proposals go into an Exploration Stage where they’re developed further. The best go through to the Accelerator – four months of intensive work to create the solution. And through CivTech’s unique business workshop system, a business capable of taking the emerging product to the world is created. For teams or companies – it’s an opportunity to take a Challenge, solve it, and win contracts with a blue-chip public sector organisation.



Arrive 12:00 for Pizza. The session will start with lunch and informal networking followed by two short talks, finishing by 13:30.


Can’t make it in person? Register to watch online and you can watch live, or use the link to watch-again later.



The session will take place at #hellodigital within An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus. Accessible car parking is available to the rear of An Lòchran.


#hellodigital was launched by HIE with aim of supporting enterprises to make the most of digital opportunities in how they promote and operate their business.


This event is organised and supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Find out more at www.hie.co.uk


19 June 2018 12:00 - 13:30


#hellodigital - 10 Inverness Campus
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