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Operating in more than 170 countries, BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher value broadband and internet products and services.

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Edelman is a public relations firm founded and named after Daniel Edelman (July 3, 1920 – January 15, 2013)  and currently run by his son Richard Edelman. Founded as a team of three in the postwar boom, today the company has revenues of over $600 million annually, employs 4,200 people with co-headquarters inNew York City and Chicago and is the world’s largest independently owned public relations firm

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EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. HIE aims to build sustainable economic growth in all parts of the Highlands and Islands.

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IBM United Kingdom

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries.  IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges.  IBM is the world’s largest IT and consulting services company and is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.

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Infosys Academic Entente

Infosys’ Global Academic Relations team forges Academic Entente (AcE) with academic and partner institutions. It explores co-creation opportunities between Infosys and academia through case studies, student trips and speaking engagements. They also collaborate on technology, emerging economies, globalization, and research. Some initiatives include research collaborations, publications, conferences and speaking sessions, campus visits and campus hiring.

Infosys Labs

Infosys Labs is organized as a global network of research labs and innovation hubs.

Infosys Labs collaborates with leading national and international universities such as the University of Southern California, University of Cambridge, Queens University of Belfast and also the Web Science Trust network of Labs.

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NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts – a unique body with a mission to make the UK more innovative. They invest in early-stage companies, inform and shape policy, and deliver practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future.

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Salesforce Inc. is a global cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce has also expanded into commercial applications of social networking through acquisition.Forbes magazine ranked it the most innovative company in America in 2012 and it ranked 19th in Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013

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SWITCH Networks

The Switch RTB Adserver allows premium buyers, exchanges, the Real-time Market and networks to compete simultaneously alongside any other available sources of demand. As a result, the Switch RTB Adserver works like an auction house; every demand source bids at the same time, and the gavel lands for the person who bids the most – delivering the best possible price, every time.

Switch was recently listed at No. 2 in the Sunday Times Tech Track top 100 companies with over 1 billion ads served daily to customers in 20 countries.


The Media Standards Trust

The Media Standards Trust is an independent registered charity that aims to find ways to foster the highest standards of excellence in news journalism on behalf of the public, and ensure public trust in news is nurtured. It works on behalf of the public and the public interest to find ways to preserve and foster high standards.

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Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), is amongst the largest global IT services, BPO and Product Engineering companies. In addition to the IT business, Wipro also has leadership position in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting solutions.

World Wide Web Foundation

World Wide Web Foundation is an organisation dedicated to the improvement and availability of the World Wide Web. The mission of the World Wide Web Foundation is to advance the Web, connect humanity and empower people.

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