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How will the HOST Data Science Innovation Programme help you test, develop and accelerate your project, product or service?

With this programme, you will benefit from:

  • The perfect environment to design, build and test innovations
  • Technology stack support with free credits from AWS, Microsoft and more
  • 1:1 workshops and support from technical Data Science experts
  • A unique community networking setting with peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Project Management Office (PMO) support to keep you on track and ensure the success of your innovation
  • Tailored 1:1 support to map your success criteria and work with you to get you there

The HOST team and our partners will work with you to set fixed and measurable objectives, scheduling the resources you need - such as lab time, 1:1 mentor support and technical support. 

Is the HOST Immersive Innovation Programme for you?

This programme is for you if you are:

  • Looking to develop AI, ML or Cyber project or service
  • Looking for a supportive and ready-made environment to test and build your data analytics innovation
  • Looking for a community of business growth and technical support like no other

How the HOST Data Science Innovation Programme helps you:

 

The Data Science Innovation Programme sits alongside the HOST Security Operations Centre (SOC) and HOST Cyber Range, sharing information to create a safe test environment that emulates real-world scenarios to train and test innovations from a commercial, theoretical and practical perspective.

I am absolutely delighted that we have brought this collective together at HOST to bring our knowledge and expertise to Salford, creating new jobs and solutions to help shape the future of the country's cyber defense.

Steven Fry, Chief Digital Officer at Salford City Council

FAQs

A 12-month accelerator programme for businesses wanting to test, develop and accelerate Data Analytics projects, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Cyber, and Machine Learning (ML).

 

This programme is for you if you are:

  • Looking to develop AI, ML or Cyber project or service
  • Looking for a supportive and ready-made environment to test and build your data analytics innovation
  • Looking for a community of business growth and technical support like no other

For £500 + VAT per month (per business) you will benefit from: 

  • Introductions and access to HOST partner support, providing you with technical and business growth expertise you need, when you need it, in a supportive community environment
  • Free credits from partners such as AWS, Microsft and more
  • 1:1 coaching and mentorship from leading industry experts, across the technical domains of Data Science, AI, Cyber and ML, as well as business growth domains from sales & marketing, to funding and finance and beyond!
  • Tailored accountability and project management support from the HOST team
  • Community networking and socials within the cohort and across all HOST programmes
  • 6 days per month access to HOST Labs for a max. of two employees with an additional 20% discount on additional innovation services and facilities used within the labds
  • Support your recruitment needs via our on-demand pipeline of talent from Skills City
  • Being part of an inclusive community with ready-made networks to accelerate your growth

HOST partners Counting King and Salford Credit Union are committed to supporting you to access this programme. Let us know if you would like to discuss options in making this programme affordable to you. 

In addition, you will receive complimentary Premium Club membership at HOST, worth £150+VAT per month, providing you with: 

  • 6 days per month employee access to the HOST Space, our dedicated co-creation space, for a maximum of two employees
  • 20% discount on additional innovation services and facilities used within the labs
  • Registered business and mailing address at HOST
  • 20% discount on venue hire and premium meeting room bookings; IN4 Talent services; and any additional passes
  • Use of HOST Social as an additional workspace during business hours and subject to availability
  • Innovation entrepreneur membership from TiE UK North

No.

No.

No, we want to make sure that the programme is the right fit for you and that you are the right fit for our programme. You will undertake an interview to ensure that your business will benefit from the programme.

This programme is delivered by HOST in partnership with Microsoft, Siemens, Lancaster University, AWS, Counting King and Salford Credit Union.

Yes, some of the most successful businesses originally started as side projects. Some founders worked on their products for years before they become successful enough to go all in. So, you don’t have to quit your job to go through the programme – you do, however, need to be available to attend workshops, mentoring sessions, and focus on metrics, and hitting goals during the 12 months.

No. We do not sign NDAs in order to receive or review applications.

The programme will start in November 2021.

The programme will be delivered both virtually and via HOST, Salford’s Home of Skills and Technology, based in the heart of MediaCity.

This is an extraordinary and tailored opportunity to accelerate your Data Science project, product or service with a community of Data Science and business experts. We are looking for companies that would most benefit from this experience, are ambitious, are creative, are collaborative, and have the capacity to scale.

It's important to note that this is a 12-month commitment, and we are looking for companies that can commit to one and a half to three hours of direct engagement a week throughout the programme. 

Yes, we can provide custom office space or more day passes at a preferential rate.

Up to 20 businesses will take part in this programme.

Applications are due by the 14th of November.

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