Data for Children Collaborative, a specialist unit at Edinburgh Futures Institute, has launched a vital report that examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and their participation in sport on 19 June. The report is based on a two-year transdisciplinary collaborative project led by the Data for Children Collaborative, driven by a ‘challenge…

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Photo of satellite in space

Workers are being offered the chance to take their skills into orbit by enrolling in ground-breaking courses to prepare them for working in the space industry. The training programme wants to recruit a range of skilled professionals and tradespeople, such as insurance managers and electricians, to take up opportunities within the UK’s growing space sector.…

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A non-invasive, test-at-home device which screens for cancer-causing HPV strains in regular menstrual blood has been developed with support from the Venture Builder Incubator (VBI) at the University of Edinburgh. The test, which could remove the need for painful smear tests altogether, has been developed by postgraduate student Sânziana Foia with expert support from the…

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Edinburgh Futures Institute has officially opened its doors to the public in the transformed and revitalised Old Royal Infirmary building. The much-loved city landmark will officially open to the public on Monday 3rd June following an extensive seven-year, multi-million-pound restoration. Built in 1879, the Old Royal Infirmary housed the city’s main hospital until 2003 and…

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Photo of Jo Spiller and Jasmeen Kanwal collecting the award for Education Initiative of the Year at the 2024 British Data Awards in London on 8th May 2024

The Data Education in Schools (DES) team has scooped top prize for Education Initiative of the Year at the 2024 British Data Awards. DES is part of the Data Skills Gateway, a key strand of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal and its inclusive growth ambition. Since 2018, DES has reached around…

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Book cover of Data-Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries published by Routledge

The importance of data-driven innovation in the creative industries has been highlighted in a new book. Data-Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries, published by Routledge, is a collection of essays edited by Melissa Terras, Vikki Jones, Nicola Osborne and Chris Speed. The book reflects on the editors’ experiences in delivering, researching, and supporting the creative…

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