A first-of-its-kind system in the UK is being trialled in Edinburgh to see if waste heat from a large computing facility can be stored in disused mine workings and used to warm homes. The large amounts of energy needed to power the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) could be recycled to heat at…

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The renowned EIE event which aims to give investors and entrepreneurs access to the Scottish tech ecosystem will return next year, after a two-year hiatus. EIE24 will bring together over 130 investors from around the world for two days of networking, discovery, and deal-making with some of Scotland’s most innovative companies. Established in 2008, EIE…

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The benefits of data-driven innovation (DDI) opportunities across the Lothians have been highlighted in a whitepaper, published today, 22 November 2023. DDI Economic Development Opportunities – The Lothians is published by the University of Edinburgh’s DDI initiative, and identifies ways to drive socio-economic growth across the three local authorities of East Lothian, Midlothian, and West…

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Five years after it was signed by the Prime Minister and First Minister, the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal has helped 15,000 people secure employment, and improved the skills and knowledge of over 103,000 of the region’s citizens. The delivery milestones are captured in the Deal’s latest annual report – Read here…

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A collaboration between three major public bodies will see the launch of an innovative new hub to improve health and social inequalities throughout Scotland. The University of Edinburgh’s Futures Institute, Police Scotland, and Public Health Scotland will come together to implement a pioneering Scottish Prevention Hub that will aim to improve national public health. Key…

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The Edinburgh International Data Facility launches new GPU Service to support data processing and Artificial Intelligence for academic and industrial research   The EIDF is the set of high-powered computational and data services that underpins the Data-Driven Innovation Programme (DDI) of the Edinburgh & South-East Scotland City Region Deal.  This containerised platform, available as part…

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