Bangor event to highlight benefit of supercomputing to small businesses

North Wales businesses are being encouraged to attend an event to find out how supercomputing technology could drive innovation and help boost their competitiveness.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales will host an event at Parc Menai BusinessPark on Tuesday 25th June to help businesses learn how supercomputing could benefit them, and give them a first look at new funding opportunities.

High performance computing has the power to transform commercial performance for many small businesses, helping them to achieve innovative breakthroughs in research and development, product design and testing. The technology also makes it easier for businesses to process large amounts of data more quickly and cost-effectively.

Supercharge 2013, which runs from 8:30am, will include interactive workshops, presentations from Welsh businesses on the big challenges facing businesses in Wales, and opportunities for businesses to network.

Firms will also be offered the chance to preview the next round of funding opportunities – such as from the Technology Strategy Board – for supercomputing projects, as well as help with developing ideas to access these funds.

Through HPC Wales, businesses in convergence areas – such as North Wales – can benefit from fully funded access to this enabling technology.

Part-funded by £24 million through the Welsh Government, including support from the European Regional Development Fund, HPC Wales is committed to boosting the Welsh economy by providing academic researchers and businesses with some of the most advanced computing technology in the world.

Chief Executive of HPC Wales, David Craddock, said:

“This Supercharge event will allow businesses in Wales to find out about the benefits of supercomputing and will provide an opportunity to explore potential project opportunities.

“Supercomputing can certainly benefit any business whatever its size. It is a versatile technology that can be adapted to suit individual business needs and the scope of applications is incredibly wide-ranging.

“We look forward to working with businesses that attend to help them realise the potential of accessing this cutting-edge technology.”

Attendance is free but it is essential to reserve your place. To register please visit: