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This project is a memorial to Lord Harry Renwick, the technology impact pioneer, and is made possible through a donation by the John Ryder Memorial Trust and support from the Digital Policy Alliance.


The 0-X Launch Event, introducing the competition with a panel of speakers including: Dr Jan Dauman, Dr Louise Bennett, Victoria Baines, Lady Renwick and Dr Julian Huppert.

0-X Launch Event | 21 November 2022

On 21 November 2022 Imperial's Data Science Institute in collaboration with the Business School, Dyson School of Engineering and Imperial I-X, launched the 0-X Contest - 'Zeroing out the Negative Externalities of the modern digital world.'

Introduction and Chair: Dr Mark Kennedy - DSI Co-Director

Speaker: Dr Julian Huppert - Director, Intellectual Forum at Jesus College Cambridge and Former Lib Dem MP for Cambridgeshire

Panelists: Prof Victoria Baines – IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology, Gresham College, Dr Louise Bennett – Director, Digital Policy Alliance Co-Chair, Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office, DCMS, Prof Rafael Calvo – Dyson School of Design Engineering Imperial College London, Dr Julian Huppert – Director, Intellectual Forum at Jesus College Cambridge and Former Lib Dem MP for Cambridgeshire, Dr Jan Dauman – Co-founder/CEO of InterMatrix and Parter at CET Capital Partners, Prof Francisco Veloso – Dean, Imperial College Business School and Lady Homayoun Renwick.

Idea Challenge Workshop with Imperial Enterprise Lab

The Data Science Institute partnered with the Enterprise Lab for a workshop centred on finding solutions to pressing issues in tech.

The ‘Dark Side of Digital, Data and AI’, formed the theme for an evening workshop which represented the latest in a an ongoing series hosted by the Imperial Enterprise Lab, called ‘Idea Challenge’ series.

During the workshop which took place on 17 May 2023, students competed to win a cash prize of £500 by coming up with examples of problems in the digital world, and proposing innovative solutions to them. The workshop formed part of an ongoing DSI initiative called 0-X which aims to inspire technology for good.

Find out more about the event in this Imperial News Story. 

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