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L&G’s Care Research Programme: Corporate Intervention is Key when Tackling the UK’s Social Care Crisis

February 2020 saw the launch of the UK’s new Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC), a…

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Cloud data speeds set to soar with aid of laser mini-magnets

Tiny, laser-activated magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times…

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Fife businesses set to benefit from pioneering Data-Driven Innovation programme

Fife businesses have started on a journey that will enable them to reap the vast benefits of the…

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Space and Satellites Data Artist Residency May – July 2020

Inspace is part of the Centre for Design Informatics; commissioning and producing creative activity that…

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Edinburgh’s tech ecosystem welcomes AI and blockchain entrepreneurs

Wayra, Telefonica’s open innovation platform, and the University of Edinburgh are proud to welcome the…

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Guest blog: Douglas Ross MP

Our guest blog comes from Douglas Ross, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland , who…

Image of Phil Cragg, Deloitte Smart City Specialist; Andy Starnes, Head of City Development at CityFibre; Frank Airth, City Manager at Vodafone; Elaine Doherty, CityFibre’s City Manager for Edinburgh; Jenni Doonan, Business Developer at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Education, Community and Society; Liz McAreavey, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive, The City of Edinburgh Council

New Smart City pilot for Edinburgh schools announced as digital transformation continues

School pupils across Edinburgh will be challenged to come up with creative ways of using…

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Double Boost for Scotland’s Global Fintech Ambitions

FinTech Scotland welcomes European Cluster Excellence Award and Strategic Partner Support   FinTech Scotland welcomes…

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Collaboration to improve life for aging population

The University of Edinburgh and Legal & General have announced a major partnership to improve…