UKRI e-Infrastructure Roadmap Event

26th Feb

UKRI e-Infrastructure Roadmap Event

A UKRI-sponsored workshop on the UK’s e-infrastructure roadmap for research and innovation will take place on Tuesday, 26th February 2019 at CFMS. The event is free to attend and open to UK industrial and business communities.

The workshop will look at future UK requirements in the following areas: supercomputing, data infrastructure, software tools for modelling, simulation and data analytics, and digital skills requirements.

UKRI are keen to ensure that delegates have the opportunity to contribute to the road mapping exercise, which is on a scale never undertaken before in the UK. Delegates will also have a chance to hear progress, and give input into and influence final roadmap content.

To confirm your attendance at the event, you can register here: 

Further information on the roadmap can be found here:

About UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) was commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Ministers to develop the first national research and innovation infrastructure roadmap. This is a challenging task as the UK has never undertaken a road mapping exercise of this breadth and scale. It will offer enormous benefit in increasing our understanding of the UK's current capability and in planning for the future. This work is a component of wider government efforts to raise investment in research and development to 2.4% of GDP. For more information visit:





Welcome and Introductions


Background and update on UKRI Roadmap Process and Timetable


Role of e-Infrastructure in R&D


What has e-Infrastructure done for us?

  • A series of short case studies from different sector and domains


Lunch, networking and demonstrations


Breakout Group Discussions: Emerging topics for the roadmap

The crucial role of e-infrastructure in delivering scientific excellence is well established, so how can that scientific excellence be converted into industrial and economic impact? Themes to be explored are:

  • How can the roadmap support and encourage excellence in industry led research?
  • How can the roadmap support direct industrial engagement?
  • What are the barriers to be overcome?
  • How can the roadmap cover a wide diversity of businesses and impact timescales?
  • How do we handle the 'open data' issue in a mixed private/public sector data economy?


Next steps


Event close



Bristol & Bath Science Park

Dirac Crescent

Emersons Green



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