Great night last night at the Dundee Science Festival (3rd Nov, 2010).
The night was hosted by the superb team at the Science Centre for Go Dundee & we had three stimulating, diverse and fascinating talks.
Murdo Black (R&D Director at Axis-Shield) of Axis-Shield spoke about the work they are doing in the City with hi-tech medical diagnostic instruments, and indicating some of the ‘pipeline’ that’s involved in innovation in the company: from idea to market. Leading edge global science in the city of Dundee!
Another talk was by Mark Grossi (Chief Technology Officer at NCR’s Advanced Concepts Lab in Dundee on how NCR is shaping, as well as responding, to future market trends and how we will increasingly serve ourselves in our on-line world. A journey into the world of minority report!
The third talk was by Chris van der Kuyl (CEO of brightsolid), who mapped out the computer games industry in Dundee – including great stories about how that birth was linked to the production of the ZX Spectrum in Dundee. A fascinating journey now in it’s fourth generation. Games still have a great future in Dundee!
Some of us even got a chance to try the competitive mind game where you can only beat your opponent if you can relax faster than them! I could tell you who won our game, but that wouldn’t be modest.
All in all, it was great to get a snapshot of some of the amazing science and technology things happening in the City – and we only scratched the surface!