EUREKA! A chance to meet with Global Innovators in A.I and Quantum Technology

Two weeks ago, we had the chance to speak and present to a range of potential commercial partners at the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit on A.I and Quantum Technology in Manchester – right up our street. Armed with a wealth of information about our innovative PolyNet tool, we later met with a Canadian quantum technology company who might be interested in working with us on parameter optimisation and we are now exploring a collaboration. We also looked into a project with another company from Korea to compute the best outcomes for sepsis treatment, possibly through the development of new medical devices – the WHO estimates that Sepsis affects more than 30 million people worldwide each year, so it’s a big problem. However, we’re unsure whether the extensive data needed for our analysis is currently available to our potential partner – we will hold on to that idea and see where it goes.

Through video conferences since the summit, we have also connected with an exciting new commercial partner to examine how PolyChord could be used in the optimisation of warehouse logistics. We expect PolyChord will be able to innovate this area significantly, given our previous experience in a short project with a leading supermarket, as Predictive Analytics can prove crucial in recommending replenishing inventory and increasing efficiency. Overall, the conference proved informative and enriching for us – brimming with movers and shakers in the world of A.I. We are very grateful to Enterprise Europe, Innovate UK and the fantastic EUREKA project – global collaboration is going to prove crucial in the technological advances of the future.

Big Data and Green Transport – a step forward at the Urban Mobility Conference.


A month ago, we attended the Urban Mobility conference organized by Rushlight Events and attended by key players in the transport sector. We know that companies in this sector are already using Bayesian Optimisation, and urban mobility is continuing to generate bigger data problems than ever before – ones that PolyChord is well-suited to handle. It was extremely exciting for us to attend a conference bringing together technology developers, investors, financiers and cleantech companies with a view to tackling the global carbon emissions crisis.

We are particularly enthused about conversations had with progressive, ecologically minded innovators working to create “green” road vehicles to support transition from water to road transport seamlessly. We also met with senior figures inside TFL and other government-based programs helping to deliver Intelligent Mobility here in the UK. Through a new collaboration, we hope that soon we will have a new project on the go, one where we can apply our tool to complex optimization problems in Mobility – here’s to UK innovation in the transport industry! We at PolyChord are particularly grateful to Smith & Williamson and Rushlight Events for organizing the event and were honoured to speak to companies with such radical and pioneering attitudes to Transport and green energy.