Students Staff

2 February 2016

Partner voted a Bloomberg Business Innovator

Filed under: Latest news, Research impact — Communications Office @ 4:59 pm

Signal teamThe University is delighted that one of our industry partners, media tracking company Signal, has been named among the list of Bloomberg Business Innovators 2016.

The list is made up of companies which have been identified as changing how the UK lives, works and thinks and Bloomberg Business Innovators 2016 aims to create a network of over 50 breakthrough business leaders who epitomize the vibrancy and diversity of the UK business scene, highlighting the firms that are growing or innovating at pace.

Essex has strong links with London-based Signal, which helps organisations around the globe monitor, discover, collaborate and draw insight from 15,000 news sources, 3.5 million blogs and social media.

Our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Signal recently won Innovate UK’s KTP Best of the Best Awards 2015. Signal’s Chief Technology Officer Wesley Hall is also a Visiting Fellow at the University’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and Essex academics Professor Massimo Poesio and Professor Udo Kruschwitz are scientific advisors for Signal.

The main aim of the KTP with Signal was to develop cutting-edge, highly scalable natural language processing applications that monitor and analyse the world’s news. The innovative intelligence platform developed by Signal can be used in any market, sector or domain to follow industry news, monitor risk and opportunity and track competitors.



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