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FinTech Scotland confirms new Chief Executive as it reaches its third anniversary with continued growth of the fintech SME community

FinTech Scotland, the cluster leadership body, has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Anderson as the new chief executive officer Nicola has been on secondment from the FCA for two...

City bus firm’s app upgrade helps keep ticket fraud in check

Data experts from the University of Edinburgh are helping to boost the security of a ticketing app used by a leading UK public transport company. They are working with...

University of Edinburgh highlights importance of ethics in National Data Strategy

The University of Edinburgh has taken part in the UK Government’s consultation on the framework National Data Strategy. The consultation was launched during London Tech Week 2020 to explore...

Towards the tipping point

Jarmo Eskelinen discusses the University of Edinburgh’s response to the Scottish Government’s Tech Ecosystem review.  In August 2020, the Scottish Government published its review of Scotland’s tech ecosystem, prepared...

Creative Informatics funding opportunities for the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland – applications open now!

Creative Informatics provides funding and development opportunities to creative individuals and organisations that would like develop new products, businesses and experiences using data. If you’re looking to power new...

In support of a UK Centre for AI and the Creative Industries

University of Edinburgh statement in support of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre proposal to the UK Government  We fully support the proposal by the Creative Industries Policy...

Research collaboration announced into support needs of veterans living in Scotland

The Data-Driven Innovation initiative at the University of Edinburgh has been awarded £300,000 by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to work in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, to...

‘Building Back Better’ Open call launched to University of Edinburgh staff

As part of the Scottish Funding Council Covid-19 Recovery funding to the University of Edinburgh, the Data-Driven Innovation initiative has been allocated up to £500,000 for small grants to...

Soothing image app helps emotional wellbeing

A bank of comforting images to improve the wellbeing of the carers of people affected by dementia has been developed by Edinburgh researchers.   The online gallery has been...

Applications for Creative Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs are open now!

Creative Informatics welcome applications from individuals and small teams working in any area of the creative industries. Present and previous Resident Entrepreneurs include new media artist Martin Disley, music...

Covid-19 recovery open call launching soon to Edinburgh University academics

As the country and Edinburgh and South East City Region continue to face the many challenges of Covid-19, the Scottish Funding Council has provided special funding for Universities in...