Supporting Organisations

The following organisations are supporting the conference.
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Age Scotland

Age Scotland

Age Scotland is an independent charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people in Scotland, across the United Kingdom and further afield.

The new force combining Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged in Scotland, Age Scotland aims to represent all that people in later life have to offer.

We do not pretend everything about age is wonderful. It's not.

We campaign and raise funds from donations to help us provide care and advice for the many older people who are ill, lonely, poor and suffering.

We continually strive to make the powers that be listen and act, raising our voice when they fail and showing how things should and can be done.

We provide information to ensure those in later life get what they're entitled to and their needs are met, and through our social enterprise arm we offer a wide range of products and services that become increasingly useful as people get older.

Age is not a disease, or a misfortune, or a cause for pity. It is not a state, or a condition. It is life. It is human. It is us.

Age Scotland understands the change required to transform older people's lives for the better.

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Clarity

Clarity

Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, CLARITY is a unique, multi-disciplinary Academic-Industry research centre, based in University College Dublin, Dublin City University and The Tyndall National Institute. It reflects an ambitious vision to spearhead the evolution of the new science that is emerging at the intersection between two important research areas - Adaptive Sensing and Information Discovery. It will lead to the development of innovative new technologies of critical importance to the global economy in areas such as personal health, digital media and the environment, which will impact positively on the quality of life of people.

The overarching theme of CLARITY's research programme - 'bringing information to life' - refers to the harvesting and harnessing of large volumes of sensed information, from both physical and digital domains. Through this, we will begin to genuinely bridge the molecular-digital divide by inter-connecting the nanoscale world of molecular recognition and transduction with the digital world of sensed data, information extraction, decision making and content delivery.

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Dementia Services Development Centre

Dementia Services Development Centre

Our staff of academics, health and social care professionals, researchers and event organisers provide comprehensive dementia education and training, consultancy and research services. The Centre's flagship Iris Murdoch Building is a model for dementia friendly design. This open and welcoming environment provides inspiration for our team's work in designing and remodelling care homes for people with dementia. Research into understanding the needs of people and how to support them is central to our work. The Research Group are members of the University of Stirling who conduct research on our understanding of dementia and related matters. Their research projects help to improve the quality of life and services for people with dementia and their carers.

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Genetic Alliance UK

Genetic Alliance UK

Genetic Alliance UK seeks to improve the lives of people affected by genetic conditions by ensuring that high quality services and information are available to all who need them.

Supporting

We seek to raise awareness of genetic conditions and improve the quality of services and information available to patients and families.

Campaigning

We actively campaign on issues of policy and practice to influence governments, policy makers, industry and care providers such as the National Health Service.

Uniting

We provide a united voice for all those affected by genetic conditions, enabling us to work together towards a common goal of making life better for patients and families at risk.

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Nexxus Scotland

Nexxus Scotland

Nexxus connects, communicates and informs life sciences in Scotland. It promotes and supports research excellence, innovation and knowledge exchange and its strong network enables it to easily facilitate connections with world leading Scottish Universities and Institutes, potential partner companies and other life science organisations.

Through its regular networking events, effective PR and its Annual Life Science Awards, Nexxus also helps to raise the profile of life sciences in Scotland within the media, the Scottish Parliament and in the wider business, public and academic communities.

Nexxus provides bespoke introductions to enable the network's participants to increase their collaborative links and acts as a point of contact for information about life sciences in Scotland. In addition, by participating in, and attending, external exhibitions and conferences Nexxus showcases the expertise of the Scottish life science community.

The Nexxus website provides information on research and news from Scottish companies and institutions, as well as related links and details of forthcoming life science events worldwide. Nexxus has also established a LinkedIn Group to further encourage communication with, and the sharing of information across, the wider life science community.

Nexxus is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and a number of Scottish organisations.

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SINAPSE - The Scottish Imaging Network

SINAPSE - The Scottish Imaging Network

SINAPSE is a research consortium between six Scottish universities; Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and Stirling. SINAPSE is funded by a five year grant from the Scottish Funding Council and funding from the Universities and Chief Scientist Office. This world-class consortium led by Professor David Wyper creates a strong dynamic network for strategic research development in medical imaging with a special focus on brain imaging. SINAPSE has expertise covering neuroradiology, radiology, physics, chemistry, computer science, psychology, image analysis and strong clinical roots in psychiatry, neurology, stroke mechanisms, ageing, dementia and vascular disease. Another key aim of SINAPSE is to provide high-quality training across the research community which is of broad benefit and achieves what cannot be done by individual laboratories in isolation. The network has a well established imaging base incorporating 1.5T and 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, positron emission tomography (PET) (including 3 cyclotrons and a range of PET/CT scanners), single photon emission computed tomography systems (SPECT), and Electroencephalography (EEG) systems. People and expertise are fundamental to the success of SINAPSE. SINAPSE is investing in the imaging researchers of the future; we have 38 research students training with us in imaging. SINAPSE aims to attract research and researchers to Scotland making it a focus for imaging.

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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Nanotechnology at The University of Glasgow brings together the expertise of more than 70 academics to influence the emergent technologies of the 21st century. We specialise in five key areas:

  • nanotechnology for engineering systems
  • nanotechnology for biomedicine
  • tools for nanotechnology
  • nanotechnology for structural and functional materials
  • nanoelectronics

The University has been pushing the frontiers of nanofabrication forward for more than 30 years. Transcending the traditional subject boundaries of physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and earth science, our work is highly interdisciplinary and has established a number of world records in nanofabrication technology and device performance.

Based on the strength of our research excellence in nanotechnology The University of Glasgow is one of only 2 Scottish universities to win an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Knowledge Transfer Account which provides support to ensure that research is exploited to maximum effect. The KTA is able to provide financial support for collaborative projects and help organisations and businesses access our nanotechnology skills, knowledge and experience.

At the University we have a long history of working with industry through mechanisms such as collaborative research, contract research, consultancy and training.

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University of Tampere

University of Tampere

The University of Tampere embraces many fields of science and its research profile is extensive and multidisciplinary. There are six faculties and nine independent institutes. The University of Tampere is the biggest provider of higher education in Finland for social sciences and the accompanying administrative sciences.

Some 15,200 students are currently pursuing degrees at the University of Tampere. Every year approximately one thousand master's degrees and one hundred doctoral degrees are produced. The personnel number about 2,100.

The Chancellor of the University is Ms Krista Varantola, the Rector is Ms Kaija Holli and the Administrative Director is Mr Timo Lahti.

Tampere, the home city of the University is the third biggest city in Finland. There are also activities in smaller towns of Hämeenlinna, Pori, Seinäjoki, Valkeakoski and Virrat. Approximately one million people live in the area over which the influence of the University extends.

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