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World-leading research and technology will be brought together to improve the efficiency and output of agriculture, and enhance worldwide food security, following announcement of a £74m investment for a new Agritech Hub. The Easter Bush Agritech Hub will be supported by £27 million from the UK Government, £1.3 million from the Scottish Government, and £31.3…

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Edinburgh’s super-computing facility, the EPCC has announced the selection of the world’s fastest AI computer, the Cerebras CS-1, for the Edinburgh International Data Facility. The Cerebras CS-1 is the most powerful AI computer in existence. It contains a collection of industry firsts, including the Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine (WSE). The WSE is the largest chip…

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Image of Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland's new CEO

FinTech Scotland, the cluster leadership body, has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Anderson as the new chief executive officer Nicola has been on secondment from the FCA for two years and most recently been the interim chief executive when Stephen Ingledew stepped into a new position of Executive Chair in November 2020. Prior to joining…

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Data experts from the University of Edinburgh are helping to boost the security of a ticketing app used by a leading UK public transport company. They are working with the creators of Lothian Buses’ m-tickets system to make its software and the server systems that process and store data more robust. Improving the app will…

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The University of Edinburgh has taken part in the UK Government’s consultation on the framework National Data Strategy. The consultation was launched during London Tech Week 2020 to explore whether the draft strategy accurately reflects the opportunities and challenges of the digital world. In its response, the University brought together experts from different fields of…

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Jarmo Eskelinen discusses the University of Edinburgh’s response to the Scottish Government’s Tech Ecosystem review. In August 2020, the Scottish Government published its review of Scotland’s tech ecosystem, prepared by Mark Logan (ex-Skyscanner). Few Scottish Government publications have created as much buzz. No wonder; it presents a tantalising glimpse into a bright future for the…

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