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Simulation and Modelling for Life Sciences/Health Sector: 

Exploring the State-of-the-Art University of Glasgow

Introduction to SimBest

SimBest is an Innovate UK funded project delivered by KTN
and NAFEMS which aims to reveal the present industrial best practice in the use of simulation and modelling techniques within the UK across several industry sectors. It is also investigating the state-of-the-art for these technologies by engaging with leading academic institutions.

SimBest: Simulation Best Practice and State of the Art

The state-of-the-art study aims to provide a vision for what might be possible in future and how to help industry ‘raise its game’ in using these techniques.

A key driver is to improve the UK’s productivity and competitiveness (time to market, R&D costs, innovation capacity). Information from 1:1 interviews with academics working in the field and workshops such as this one will inform the SimBest report which will be provided to Innovate UK in April 2016.

The report will be a key input to future Innovate UK funding calls across several sectors which it is hoped will emphasis the role for modelling and simulation in future innovation activities.

This particular workshop also aims to explore modelling and simulation techniques, potential translation of techniques between sectors with an emphasis on the life sciences/health, however we are also interested in looking at the underpinning technologies and techniques and resource requirements.

11:45   Registration tea and coffee

12:00   KTN and SimBest Overview

12:15   Academic Presentations – examples of the advanced use of modelling and simulation in the Life sciences/Health sector

13:00 Networking Lunch

13:45   Workshop discussion – Current and Future applications for simulation and modelling in the life/health science sector

  • What tools and techniques are available now?

  • What is under development?

  • What is needed to enhance the development of these techniques (connections to users / HPC resources etc)?

  • Is the life science/health sector exploiting the opportunity offered by these techniques?

  • How might the industry benefit in future – what needs to be done (future funding etc)?

  • What can be learned from or transferred to other sectors beyond ? What can other sectors learn from Life Sciences/Health?

14:45 Wrap-up, next steps and close

15:00 Venue closes


Room 423, Sir Alwyn Williams Bldg - University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QN GB
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Event Type: Workshop
Location: Glasgow United Kingdom
Date: March 9, 2016