Sector: Information Technology
Inkspot Science Limited, founded by academics from Newcastle University, aims to remove barriers to collaboration in order to help people develop innovative software and accelerate research-based and commercial projects. Inkspot’s cloud-based services open up new ways to manage and analyse data, automate work processes, and share ideas and data.
A key benefit for clients is that they can securely access all the services without needing to set up and maintain their own systems. They can simply call on more services as and when they need them.
Inkspot grew out of a research project led by Newcastle University’s Professor Paul Watson. The Newcastle University Business School seconded Joanna Berry to serve as Chief Operating Officer for a two-year term.
Joanna Berry describes Inkspot as “a kind of a magic carpet”. She explains: “You need deep IT knowledge to get a product to work on the cloud. The Inkspot system gives you plug and play access. It’s an opportunity for SMEs to forget about things like buying servers and get on with innovation, knowing the back end can be dealt with by us.”
Using the system, collaborators can edit the same documents and workflows from anywhere in the world, and keep track of who made changes and when it happened. The system can also be used to store software components, which can then be combined with other software components on the site to create innovative and commercially valuable applications. These can either be kept private, shared or made available for sale.
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