Cercia is a member of the West Midlands ICT Cluster and has been funded by Advantage West Midlands - the regional development agency for the West Midlands. Through these links we have a number of regional technology partners.
Advantage West Midlands is the Regional Development Agency (RDA) for the West Midlands. It was established by the Government in 1999 along with seven other RDAs, to transform England's regions through sustainable economic development. All RDAs are non-departmental public bodies that are accountable to the Department of Trade and Industry.
The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham has an established reputation for research and teaching in Computing. We offer degrees in disciplines allied to computer science, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. We also have six world leading research groups housed in a state of the art building on the Edgbaston Campus.
Cercia's experts work closely with the Computer Science, particularly in relation to teaching Computational Intelligence and Natural Computation
The Informatics Collaborative Research Network (CRN), based in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, initiates, promotes and maintains inter-disciplinary research across campus and encourages collaboration on research projects across a range of academic disciplines, with a common interest in the field of informatics. The scope of 'informatics' as an enabling technology is diverse with a variety of applications, to name but a few: e-science, bioinformatics, analysis of complex systems, modelling software, and high throughput processing. The CRN assists the University in bringing together the expertise and skills which allow the development of new research activity.
The iCentrum project provides information on new and emerging technologies, testing laboratories and a range of other facilities, to help small to medium IT and communication companies grow.
Advantage West Midlands has identified Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as one of 10 priority business clusters where economic development resources should be targeted to help the region become world-class by 2010. The ICT Cluster Strategy is steered by a joint public sector and private industry Cluster Opportunity Group.
Offers, via its Initiative team, impartial expertise on any aspect of IT and how to optimise its use in business.
Open Advantage provides a Centre of Excellence in open source software. Offering a complete range of services; from an introduction to open source software to, helping clients develop their own bespoke and niche solutions.
The Photonics Cluster was created to offer a focal point for photonics companies and academic institutions in the Midlands.
VIN technology services is a gateway to the wide range of technology and expertise that the University of Birmingham can offer as one of the UK's leading centres of industrial technology research.
We apply a unique range of technology services, to solve a wide range of business needs.
The UK IT Association (UKita) has been established as the private sector organisation responsible for the development of a credible and thriving IT industry within the UK.