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Academic profile: Fumi Kitagawa

            Fumi Kitagawa, lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School, talks to the Data-Driven Innovation initiative about her work...

Academic profile: Sarah Galey-Horn

Sarah Galey-Horn is a Train@Ed Post Doctoral Fellow in the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education, whose specialist area of research is family social capital and network...

Guest blog: Douglas Ross MP

Our guest blog comes from Douglas Ross, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland , who explains the vital role data science plays in designing better products and services.  The world...

Guest blog: Ruth Donnelly, Assistant Director, Careers Service

Most people take it for granted that students at the University of Edinburgh are highly intelligent, focused and capable. What may be less appreciated, is the fact that many...

Getting a Story from your Data

Caroline Parkinson reports from Data-Driven Innovation’s recent event, Getting a Story from your Data   On 28 November, the Data-Driven Innovation programme held its second creative industries skills event....

Space meets creative mash-up

Caroline Parkinson reports from Data-Driven Innovation’s recent event, the Art of the Possible: Bright Sustainable Future.   On 12 November, the Data-Driven Innovation programme held its first creative industries...

Guest blog: Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director

AI and innovation – futureproofing the Scottish economy Putting politics to one side, if you ask anyone what they want for the future of Scotland, they’ll come up with...

Poppy Gerrard-Abbott describes the journey of the DDI ‘Women in Data’ campaign

I arrived at Data-Driven Innovation in January 2019 to lead on the Women in Data project. With a small team, we got to work with a rough spec and...

Guest blog: Data-smart boardroom leaders needed for business boom

Professor John Amis explains why the University of Edinburgh Business School’s Non-Executive Director Programme with FWB Park Brown is more vital than ever. “Scotland has a longstanding international reputation...

Working together to count the uncounted

UNICEF’s Mark Hereward explains how the right partnerships and innovation are key to ‘filling gaps’ in childrens data, delivering fresh insights, so that the invisible can be made visible...

Ten years of driving tech investment

This year’s announcement of EIE’s partnership with the Data-Driven Innovation initiative was the latest development for Scotland’s tech investment showcase, which has helped over 430 companies attract around £750m...

Why men need to step up on gender equality in data science

PhD Sociology student, Poppy Gerrard-Abbott reports from the Data-Driven Innovation initiative’s Women in Data Science event: The University of Edinburgh Informatics forum hosted an event by the Centre for...

Driving force

Catherine Stihler, Chief Executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation, explains how open data can help drive innovation The Open Knowledge Foundation wants to see enlightened societies around the world,...

The power of data visualisation

Creative Industries sector lead, Caroline Parkinson explains how data innovation is being combined with leading-edge interactive design to show our cities in a new light In November 2018, the...

Let’s deliver growth through data

Our guest blog comes from Kate Forbes, Scottish Government Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, who explains why Scotland is in a great position to use data to...