Drive to bring more data research talent to Edinburgh

The Data-Driven Innovation initiative is supporting a recruitment drive to attract academic talent to Edinburgh, to deliver more data-based innovation projects with industry partners.

Researchers recruited through the Train@Ed Post-doctoral Fellowship will join academic teams at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with external partners across the private, public and third sectors.

The DDI initiative is providing one third of the funding for up to 25 research fellows, with the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme providing one third and the final portion to come from industry partners.

The pump-priming support aims to deliver extra resources and capacity across the University to improve the research impact from DDI across industry and wider society.

Jarmo Eskelinen, Director of the DDI initiative, said: “We are delighted to continue our support for this scheme aimed at attracting international talent to the City Region and building industry engagement around DDI.

“We received a fantastic range of innovative Expressions for the last call, from data-driven structural testing for tidal energy to data-intensive approaches to tourism forecasting.

“We look forward to supporting more DDI research develop across the University.”

The project criteria has six research themes, including data science, creative industries, financial and business services, and life and medical sciences.

The University of Edinburgh staff should visit the website for application details or email

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