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Belfast, United Kingdom

Kainos Software is a privately held software company headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland that develops information technology solutions for businesses and organisations particularly in the public, healthcare and financial services sectors. The company also provides consulting and support services. Kainos has offices in the UK, Ireland, Poland and the U.S., and provides services to its customers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.In the UK, Kainos provide an electronic medical record product for the digitisation of patient notes in the NHS called Evolve. Kainos is one of Workday’s main implementation partners for the Workday SaaS product, and have developed Kainos Smart, an automated testing tool for Workday implementations. The company also has a long-standing partnership with Autonomy delivering projects to organisations in Europe and Africa. Kainos has been a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for more than 10 years, and was one of Microsoft's first Gold partners.Today, Kainos is one of Northern Ireland's largest high-tech companies, and one of the top companies in the UK and Ireland. Wikipedia.

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Provided is a novel compound having bromodomain and extra terminal domain (BET) protein inhibiting activities, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same which can be useful for prevention or treatment of precancerous transformation or cancer.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.5.5 | Award Amount: 6.19M | Year: 2011

Social exclusion has many causes, but major factors are the fear and apathy that often accompany a disability. The European e-Inclusion policy stresses the importance of ICT in improving the quality of life in potentially disadvantaged groups, including older people and persons with disabilities. In this project, we will develop ICT tools to support the treatment of people who are at risk of social exclusion due to fear and/or apathy associated with a disability. These tools will be in the form of personalised VR scenarios and serious games specifically designed for therapeutic targets and made broadly available via a novel integration of interactive 3D environments directly into Web browsers. We will perform cutting edge research into rendering and simulating personalised and populated VR environments, 3D web graphics, and serious games. These technical efforts will be underpinned by our clinical/laboratory and industry partners, who will be fully involved throughout in the requirements, design and evaluation of VERVE, and liaison with the stakeholders (i.e., participants, carers/family, and health professionals). They will implement the VERVE interventions in three use-cases, each targeting a different group of participants: Fear of falling, Apathy related to cognitive decline and behavioural disturbances, and other emotional disturbances linked to anxiety. While developing clinical assessment methods and interventions for the first two patient groups is our primary focus, our results will be applicable to a much wider range of potentially disadvantaged individuals.

News Article | December 14, 2016

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the launch of the AWS Europe (London) Region. With this launch, AWS now provides 42 Availability Zones across 16 technology infrastructure regions globally with another five Availability Zones and two regions in France and China expected to come online in the coming months. The AWS Europe (London) Region is AWS’s third European Region, joining existing regions in Ireland and Germany. Over one hundred thousand UK-based customers already use existing AWS Regions and starting today, developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations, can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their applications and store their data on infrastructure in the UK. Developers can sign-up and get started today at: The AWS Europe (London) Region offers two Availability Zones at launch. AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability, yet near enough for business continuity applications that require rapid failover. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, physical security, and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can architect their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher fault-tolerance. AWS also provides multiple Amazon CloudFront edge locations in the UK for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to UK end users with low latency. These locations are part of AWS’s existing network of 68 edge sites across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. “ Our customers and APN Partners asked us to build an AWS Region in the UK, so they can run their mission-critical workloads and store sensitive data on AWS infrastructure locally,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “ For the past decade, we’ve had an enthusiastic base of customers in the UK choosing to build their businesses on the AWS Cloud because it has more functionality than other cloud platforms, an extensive APN Partner and customer ecosystem, as well as unmatched maturity, security, and performance. A local AWS Region will serve as the foundation for even more innovative cloud initiatives from the UK that can transform business, customer experiences, and enhance the local economy.” Karen Bradley, UK Secretary of State of Culture Media and Sport, said, “ I’m delighted to welcome the opening of the UK Amazon Web Services Region, which is a strong endorsement of our approach to the digital economy. The new AWS Region shows a clear confidence in the UK being open for business and one of the best places in the world for technology companies to invest in and grow.” “ We're one of the first governments to implement a cloud-first policy and our reforms have saved more than £3.5 billion. We now have a competitive market to deliver cloud services onshore with the scale of AWS, meaning that companies and organizations can benefit from scalable, pay-as-you-go enterprise compute services. In the public sector, the effect on user experience, project delivery timescales, and costs will be marked. We’re delighted that AWS is now live in the UK, and look forward to it being a strong part of the ongoing transformation of our digital economy and digital government,” said Liam Maxwell, the UK Government’s National Technology Advisor. All AWS infrastructure regions around the world are designed, built, and regularly audited to meet the most rigorous compliance standards and provide high levels of security for all AWS customers. These include ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, SOC 1 (Formerly SAS 70), SOC 2 and SOC 3 Security & Availability, PCI DSS Level 1, and many more. This means customers benefit from all the best practices of AWS policies, architecture, and operational processes built to satisfy the needs of even the most security sensitive customers. In addition, AWS is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, and the AWS Data Processing Addendum (DPA) has been approved by the Article 29 Working Party, which means that customers can transfer personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and comply with EU data protection laws. The AWS Europe (London) Region has also achieved the UK’s Cyber Essentials Plus certification, which means that AWS has properly implemented the necessary security controls to protect against cyber risks. AWS also provides customers with guidance on how to build applications that align with the National Cyber Security Centre’s UK Cloud Security Principles and the National Health Service (NHS) Information Governance Statement of Compliance (IGSoC) process. Details on how AWS helps customers meet compliance requirements can be found here: Customers and APN Partners Welcome the AWS infrastructure Region in the UK For more than a decade, AWS has changed the way organizations acquire technology infrastructure. AWS customers are not required to make any up-front financial or long-term commitments, paying on demand for the IT resources they use rather than incurring large capital expenses. This enables them to scale quickly by adding or shedding resources at any time, accelerate their time to market with innovative applications, and free up limited engineering resources from the undifferentiated heavy lifting of running backend infrastructure—often while significantly improving operational performance, reliability, and security in the process. This has led to millions of active customers using the AWS Cloud each month in over 190 countries around the world. Trainline is among Europe’s leading independent rail ticket retailers, with more than 100,000 people traveling using tickets bought from Trainline each day. “ We recently completed the migration of 100 percent of our ecommerce infrastructure to AWS and have seen awesome results, including improved security, 60 percent less downtime, significant cost savings, and incredible improvements in agility,” said Mark Holt, CTO at Trainline. “ From extensive testing, we know that 0.3s of latency is worth more than £8 million and so, while AWS connectivity is already blazingly fast, we expect that serving our UK customers from UK data centers should lead to significant top-line benefits.” Travis Perkins, the largest supplier of building materials in the UK, is implementing the biggest systems and business change in its history, including the migration of its data centers to AWS. “ We are committed to the cloud and are investing in going all-in on AWS,” said Neil Pearce, Group CIO at Travis Perkins. “ The opening of the new AWS Region in the UK, and the scalability and security that it provides, will make it even easier for us to free ourselves of our legacy systems and business processes. With AWS, we will be able to more quickly innovate and transform our business to provide unique experiences and services for our customers.” BP is one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies. Headquartered in London, BP uses AWS to host enterprise applications and its website, “ We have been working with AWS since 2013 and are delighted that the new AWS Europe (London) Region has now opened, which will support us as a global business,” said Simon Hodgkinson, VP, Infrastructure & Integration Services. “ Developing our cloud platform is part of our strategy to drive value for BP through digital technology. We are working with AWS, and others, to develop a reliable and secure cloud platform that will underpin our digital offer and enable us to respond quickly to the rapidly changing environment in which we operate. AWS helps give us the flexibility we need so we can, within minutes, respond to demands from across BP for large scale computing and storage capabilities. As big data analytics and the Internet of Things start to transform the way we operate, it will be important for us to have access to the scale of resources and technology services offered by the cloud.” Similar to large, security-conscious enterprise organisations, the public sector is also entrusting AWS to deliver the highest levels of security and privacy. Central government organisations, such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), are using AWS to transform the services they deliver to the citizens of the UK. The DVLA maintains accurate and up-to-date records for over 47 million drivers and over 39 million vehicles. The DVLA also collects around £6 billion a year in Vehicle Excise Duty. “ We welcome the launch of the AWS Europe (London) Region,” said Dave Perry, CTO, DVLA. “ As we transform our organisation, and move to the cloud, we continue to protect the personal data of citizens that use our services with exemplary levels of security. The availability of UK-based cloud options supports this move while removing concerns around data residency.” Additionally, many of the most well-known and fastest growing startups in the UK are using AWS to build and rapidly expand their businesses across the country, throughout Europe, and around the world. Companies such as Currencycloud,, Fanduel, Funding Circle, JustEat,, Missguided, Monzo, Shazam, Skyscanner, Yplan, Zoopla, and many more have embraced AWS as the infrastructure that is powering their businesses. is an application that lets patients manage their NHS medication via their smartphone and have it delivered directly to their door. uses natural language processing to convert a doctor’s directions into alerts and reminders, helping patients to better manage their medication. Due to the nature of the service, this application deals with highly sensitive patient data and medical records, requiring the highest levels of security. “ The team has a simple vision – to use technology to make everyone’s experience of healthcare and wellness better and more fulfilling,” explains Stephen Bourke, co-founder, “ The new AWS Region in the UK means we can securely access patient data that is stored locally and, combined with the analytical power of the cloud, deliver a scalable service that benefits patients’ health, and the entire UK National Health Service. By choosing AWS it means we can focus on improving the health of citizens of the UK and AWS can focus on delivering us secure and reliable infrastructure.” Startups in the regulated financial services industry are also using AWS to increase agility as they grow their businesses. Since launching in 2010, Funding Circle, a direct lending platform for business loans, has become one of the largest net lenders to small businesses in the UK helping over 24,000 businesses access over $2.9 billion in financing globally. “ As a regulated business we need separate infrastructure in multiple geographies and AWS provides the services we need in all territories in which we operate,” said David Townsend, Vice President of Engineering at Funding Circle. “ We leverage many AWS services including Amazon Route 53, which directs much of our traffic, and AWS’s superb data analytics and storage services, which help us to deliver reports overnight, a process that previously took several days. The uniform nature of AWS Regions means the same architecture can be created in one geographic location and then easily deployed in many others. The ability to host our AWS services in the UK will help us to future proof our business against changes in regulations while maintaining the highest levels of security for our regulated workloads.” UK-based AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners also welcomed the arrival of the AWS Europe (London) Region. The APN includes tens of thousands of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) around the world with APN participation among UK based entities growing significantly over the past 12 months. APN Partners build innovative solutions and services on AWS and the APN helps by providing those entities with business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market (GTM) support. APN SIs such as Attenda, Accenture, Capgemini, Claranet, CloudReach, Deloitte, Kainos, KCOM, KPMG, and Rackspace help enterprise and public sector customers migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications, and provide a full range of monitoring, automation, and management services for customers' AWS environments. AWS ISVs including Alces Flight, Matillion, MicroStrategy, Sage, Software AG, Splunk, Tibco, and Zerolight, will serve their UK customers from the AWS Europe (London) Region. Customers can also easily find, trial, deploy, and buy software solutions for AWS on the AWS Marketplace. “ By offering our customers best-in-market products delivered through AWS, we are able to provide enterprise level technology and services to businesses of all sizes,” said Stephen Kelly, CEO at Sage, an accounting software group headquartered in the UK. “ This in turn delivers business builders with tangible benefits to help improve productivity, lower costs, increase cash flow, and reduce IT overhead. The AWS Europe (London) Region will help us reach even more customers and achieve our aim of making it easy for them to find, buy, and immediately start using the technology that they need to be successful and to grow their businesses. Helping to accelerate innovation is a personal mission of mine, as it supports the ambition of our customers and helps them focus on what matters.” As well as supporting organizations with technology services, AWS also supports the upskilling of customers with a number of programs. For example, AWS offers a full range of training and certification programs to help customers interested in the latest cloud computing technologies, best practices, and architectures to advance their technical skills. Additionally, the AWS Educate program promotes cloud learning in the classroom and has been adopted by more than 500 institutions worldwide. The program helps provide an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. The AWS Activate program provides UK-based startups with the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS and scale their businesses. AWS has teamed with accelerators, incubators, seed and venture capital funds, including SeedCamp, Techstars, Ignite100, and DotForge to provide a range of services, including training, AWS credits, capital, in-person technical support, and other benefits. Developers and businesses can access the AWS Europe (London) Region beginning today. A full list of services and details on pricing is available at For 10 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications from 42 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world monthly -- including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies -- to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit

The present invention provides mutual prodrugs comprising anti-cancer nucleosides and short chain fatty acids; methods for production of the mutual prodrugs; methods of treatment comprising administration of the mutual prodrugs; and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the mutual prodrugs. Further, the mutual prodrugs of the present invention can be used as therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer diseases and conditions.

A computer-implemented method of indexing a multi-page electronic document. The method involves image scanning a physical document to produce the electronic document, and performing text extraction, for example optical character recognition, on the electronic document to produce computer readable text. Each page of the electronic document is classified in respect of category types by applying classification rules to the computer readable text. Metadata is associated with each page to indicate the assigned category types. A computer usable index is created using the metadata, the index organising the pages according to category type.

The invention provides a novel compound having activity against diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase type 1 (DGAT1); a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating a disease, disorder or condition modulated by inhibition of DGAT1 comprising said compound; a method for preventing or treating a disease, disorder or condition modulated by inhibition of DGAT1 in an individual comprising administering said compound to the individual in need thereof; and a use of said compound for the manufacture of a medicament for preventing or treating a disease, disorder or condition modulated by DGAT1 inhibition.

News Article | October 31, 2016

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kainos Capital LP, a Texas-based investment firm with an exclusive focus on the food and consumer sector, today announced the closing of Kainos Capital Partners II ("Fund II") with total equity commitments of $895 million. Fund II was oversubscribed...

Kimble Applications, a leading professional services automation (PSA) provider, is pleased to announce its client Kainos has been named in the top performing of companies participating in Service Performance Insights’ (SPI) 2015 Professional Service Maturity Benchmark. Kainos is one of 11 firms cited as significantly outperforming the benchmark average amongst the 220 participating organisations. SPI measures each firm against five service performance dimensions: Leadership, Client Relationships, Human Capital Alignment, Service Execution and Finance and Operations. Using Kimble for project resource management, Kainos has seen significant improvements in its performance. Thanks to Kimble’s specialist software for consultancies, each business unit within Kainos can manage project performance, utilization and working capital helping to support the growth of the business. Kimble is also used to forecast revenue and has given Kainos the capability to close its project reporting in just four days. Using the Kimble dashboards Kainos can review its forecast revenues, margins, sales pipelines and existing project data in real-time and then share this information across the business. Richard McCann, CFO and COO at Kainos, says: “It’s fantastic to see that Kainos’ performance ranks amongst the top five per cent of the SPI Professional Service Maturity Benchmark in 2015. We have grown from 220 staff to over 700 in the last four years and Kimble has been an important part of controlling the business during this period of growth.” Sean Hoban, Chief Executive at Kimble, comments: “It is testament to the quality of the Kimble platform that it has been a contributing factor to the success of Kainos in the past 12 months. The SPI Benchmark identifies the best-of-the-best professional service organizations, and Kimble’s background in this space means our software is tailored to the industry. Our aim is to continue working with customers such as Kainos, to guarantee that as its business grows and evolves, Kimble will evolve alongside it to maintain this level of performance.” Richard McCann adds: “The Professional Services Maturity Benchmark is a fantastic barometer of the industry and allows us to directly relate the performance of Kainos against the industry. I consider the categories of measurement to be useful for taking a pulse check of a professional services business and it informs us if we are moving in the correct direction.”

News Article | March 28, 2015

LTW Cyber is an innovation hub for technology ventures that have agreed to collaborate for the purpose of addressing the needs of the global market for cybersecurity. Each technology venture will pursue its own opportunities to grow while seeking collaborative opportunities with the other ventures that are part of LTW Cyber. Ventures in LTW Cyber focus on secure application security, grounded by trusted firmware, and complemented by offerings identifying vulnerabilities and analyzing open source. As the hub matures, the product mix will become increasingly compelling. This is the first time that Lead to Win has carried out such an initiative. Carleton’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program expects to transform the existing Lead To Win ecosystem into an ecosystem with innovation hubs made up of companies that go global from day one. The first of these hubs will be built around the cybersecurity space. The companies that are part of LTW Cyber include: CrackSemiconductor Art Low (M.A.Sc. TIM, Carleton University) is the founder and CEO of Crack Semiconductor, a provider of cryptographic security products used in high value billing transactions generated by network processors. Nebula is an innovation that secures client end nodes seeking to connect to cloud networks by measuring all loaded software down to the platform firmware. Denilson Ned Nadima (B.Com., University of Ottawa) is the founder of Denilson, a mobile payment solution that enables everybody to accept mobile payment anytime, anywhere without any additional hardware such as cash registers. Global Cybersecurity Monitor Ahmed Shah (B.Eng. Software and TIM student, Carleton University) is the program manager for the Global Cybersecurity Monitor (GCM). The GCM will support the ventures in LTW Cyber to globalize rapidly and establish collaborative research and business relationships worldwide. Kainos Solutions Keystone D’Aout (Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Ecole de Technologie Superieure) is the founder of Kainos Solutions. The venture intends to become a global provider of situational awareness systems. Kainos Solutions seeks to develop trusted products that will protect, secure and stabilize the world around us. Vör Security Ken Duck (B.Sc. Specialized Honours, Computer Science, York University) and Jaqui Duck (B.A. Specialized Honours Philosophy, York University) are co-founders of Vör Security. All modern software is built on a foundation of third party dependencies and therefore inherits the weaknesses and flaws in these dependencies. Vör Security identifies software dependencies, vulnerabilities and weaknesses and provides solutions and training that enables companies to secure their software before release. XAHIVE Sem Ponnambalam (M.A. Legal Studies, Carleton University) and David Mohajer (B. Commerce, Algonquin College and Athabasca University) are the co-founders and COO and CEO of XAHIVE. Millions of users depend on online services to communicate and to accomplish daily activities. Secure communication is extremely important and it enables businesses and professionals to sustain their credibility and attain their customers’ loyalty and trust. XAHIVE provides a secure service that protects communications between businesses, professionals and their clients in real time.

News Article | March 9, 2015

A report out today from the London Stock Exchange revealed that the UK’s tech sector is growing quicker than any other industry. The 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain study found that IT is the best performing sector, with 65 IT companies featured in the report achieving an average 350 percent revenue growth over the last four years, beating retail in second place with 250 percent and manufacturing in third with 180 percent. Three quarters of the companies featured in the study hail from outside London and Tech City UK chair Joanna Shields used this to highlight how the UK technology sector now encompasses a number of growing clusters outside the capital, including unlikely candidates such as Bournemouth and Dundee. "The UK has become a tech nation," she said. "In the past year, brilliant digital companies have continued to spring from collaborative communities of entrepreneurs, supported by established businesses and government. All across the country these companies are disrupting traditional industries, forging innovative sectors and creating an entirely new way of doing business." Shields, now digital advisor to prime minister David Cameron, claimed that the creation of the UK National Cluster Alliance, created by Tech City UK in 2013, has played an important role in driving the region's technology sectors. “The report includes numerous examples of amazing businesses from all over the country which are creating jobs, economic growth and national prestige,” she added. Technology firms on the list include Tracsis, 1Spatial Zoopla, Kainos and Soundcloud. The exchange highlighted that growth in the tech sector in 2014 was the highest it has been for over seven years, predicting that £12 billion will be added to the UK tech sector over the next decade. However, the number of tech firms featured in this year's list is lower than last year, when 105 tech companies made the grade. The report included UK-registered companies with revenues of £6 million to £250 million that were more than three years old. To identify the 1,000 companies, financial technology company DueDil used profit and loss data, balance sheet analysis and credit health checking.

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