DEMOfest is our annual technology showcase of leading Informatics and Computer Science research from Scottish Universities and it creates an environment for industry partners and academics to come together and identify opportunities for:

  • Collaborative Innovation
  • Studentships, Placements and Recruitment
  • Technology Licensing & Consultancy
  • Feasibility & Proof of Concept Studies

DEMOfest 2016 takes place on 11th November 2016 (4-7pm) at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.  The event is organised in partnership with ScotlandIS – Scotland’s trade body for the ICT sector.  This free event is open to businesses large and small; the public sector; academics and research students.

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The 2016 event will feature: 

  • Keynote presentations on:

– Cyber Security: Professor Bill Buchanan, The Cyber Academy, Edinburgh Napier University – Title TBC

– Big Data: Dr Adam Barker, University of St Andrews – “Academia and Industry: A Systems Research Perspective”; and Dr  Craig MacDonald, University of Glasgow – “Query Efficiency Prediction and Green Search Engines”

  • 50 researcher exhibitions on Big Data; Cyber-Security; User-Experience; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Artificial Intelligence; and Networks and the Cloud
  • Exhibitions from key stakeholders in the technology sector

We have opportunities for Event-Partners at the 2016 event, who wish to exhibit in the main hall.  If you would like to raise the profile of your brand at DEMOfest 2016, please contact

Thank you to our 2016 Event Partners

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You can view a selection of research-pitch films from the 2015 event at our video wall.  You can also get a taster of the event by watching our promo-film below.

View research projects from recent DEMOfest Exhibitions: SICSA DEMOfest 2015DEMOfest North – February 2014 or download pdfDEMOfest 13 – November 2013 or download pdf