Big Data Research Exhibition

15 Jul 2014, 16:00 - 18:00

Members Dining Room, House of Commons

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and Research Councils UK (RCUK) hosted an interactive exhibition on the latest developments in UK Big Data research.

There has been an unprecedented increase in the quantity and variety of data generated, with an estimated 90% of all the world’s data being produced in the past two years. This has led to the term ‘Big Data’, which typically describes large or complex datasets that cannot be readily stored and analysed using conventional computers and databases. RCUK is investing £189 million in unlocking the potential of Big Data, providing new insights ranging from health and food security, to the development and evaluation of Government policy.

This reception gave attendees the opportunity to explore exhibits on major UK Big Data projects and to speak to leading researchers about their work, while enjoying afternoon tea. Download a flier for the event.


  • 4.00pm Chair’s Welcome Adam Afriyie MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive, Arts and Humanities Research Council and Chair of Research Councils UK
  • 4.20pm Exhibition accompanied by Pugin Afternoon Tea
  • 5.45pm Close