The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in conjunction with the Innovation Co-Lab, the VP Institute and Search Technology is sponsoring the 2018 Manchester Forum on Data Analytics, Tech Mining and Innovation Policy. The Forum brings together active users of data science, tech mining, modelling, and visualization methods who are applying these methods to science and innovation policy, technology transfer, technology intelligence, and technology and innovation management. This year's event builds on the success of earlier Manchester Forums on Data Analytics and Innovation in 2013 and 2015. As part of the Forum, a half-day session of hands-on VantagePoint training and updates on new VantagePoint features will be offered. This will take place on Tuesday 4 September from 2pm – 5.30pm. For complete information on the training session, click here.