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DDI’s five years of delivery

The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University’s Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative has published its 2023…

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Scotland Set to Welcome Investors from Across the Globe for EIE24 Event

The renowned EIE event which aims to give investors and entrepreneurs access to the Scottish…

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The National Robotarium wins Project of the Year at Learning Places Scotland Awards

Heriot-Watt University’s National Robotarium facility for robotics and AI took home the Project of the…

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DDI Unveils Economic Opportunities in the Lothians

The benefits of data-driven innovation (DDI) opportunities across the Lothians have been highlighted in a…

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Futures Institute appoints interim director

Professor Kev Dhaliwal has been appointed Interim Director of Edinburgh Futures Institute. Dhaliwal is Professor…

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University of Edinburgh to lead new era of generative AI

A bold new multi-million pound initiative that will push the forefront of generative AI to…

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Autonomous training tool delivers in-demand surgical skills with real-time feedback

Trainee surgeons learning to conduct laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgery will soon be able to complete…

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Deeptech goes nationwide with Conception X

The University of Edinburgh is to be part of a UK-wide network to support deeptech…

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Advanced investor readiness – applications open

The Advanced Investor Readiness (AIR) Programme is an intensive development course that equips entrepreneurs with…

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