Posted on July 26, 2016 by staff

Professor Brian Cox features on Wakelet during ESOF


Online content platform Wakelet has partnered with this week’s EuroScience Open Forum.

The international science conference, being held in Manchester as part of its status as the European City of Science, is attracting 4,500 innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries.

Wakelet is a platform that allows users to ‘organise’ the internet – collating links, images, videos and notes into handy files named ‘wakes’.

ESOF is using the tech start-up’s free product to arrange the huge array of information around its conference programme, science topics and speakers, including the University of Manchester’s Professor Brian Cox (pictured, left, with Wakelet’s Mario Gruber).

It is also using Wakelet to collate the highlights of each day’s events.

“ESOF and Science in the City festival are using Wakelet to curate the web’s best content on some of the most relevant science topics such as future technologies, graphene and artificial intelligence,” said Wakelet COO David Curtis.

“Through Wakelet, they’ve created a virtual space for people to read up on the topics under discussion, the speakers and the events themselves.”

ESOF programme director Vicky Rosin said: “Wakelet is a new and innovative Manchester start-up and that’s what makes this partnership even more exciting.

“Our website has signposted visitors to lots of interesting material online related to our speakers and Wakelet lets us do that in a really effective way.”

Wakelet has raised £1.25million of funding to date after initially experiencing difficulty in attracting investment.

However CEO Jamil Khalil is focused on building the product before seeking to monetise it.