Mary Mason

Project Administrator at Lancaster University.

My name is Mary Mason and I’m the Project Administrator at Lancaster University.

Tell us about your role and what you’ll be doing for the AI Foundry:

My role is to coordinate the different elements of the programme, from Lancaster University’s perspective, including the Phase 1 workshops and the Phase 2 technical assistance. I get involved with lots of the behind-the-scenes activity so I can ensure that the programme runs smoothly, the SMEs get the support they need and the necessary outputs are achieved.

I’ve worked at Lancaster University for a number of years, supporting the delivery of a wide range of business engagement activities, including Work Based Learning and Executive Education Programmes.

What excites you the most about the programme?

I’m excited to be working on such an innovative programme and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact that this cutting-edge support will have on Greater Manchester businesses. It’s really great to be working on this collaboratively with the other universities – Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester and University of Salford – with each institution having their own specialisms. I’m also looking forward to expanding my own knowledge around how AI Technologies can create exciting opportunities for businesses, helping them to grow and develop.

Mary Mason - GM AI Foundry

The project is providing innovation consultancy and advisory aid in line with the De Minimis Exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1) and Innovation R&D aid in line with the General Block Exemption Regulation (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014, OJ L 187/1)

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