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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 new technologies to tackle local issues and help transform their hometown into a Smart...

Double Boost for Scotland’s Global Fintech Ambitions

FinTech Scotland welcomes European Cluster Excellence Award and Strategic Partner Support   FinTech Scotland welcomes two significant developments which will support its ambition to become a globally recognised fintech...

Collaboration to improve life for aging population

The University of Edinburgh and Legal & General have announced a major partnership to improve understanding of care in later life and to revolutionise how it is delivered. The...

Top cultural organisations seek solutions to data-driven dilemmas

Challenges set by five of Edinburgh’s leading cultural organisations have been selected in the second round of Creative Informatics Challenge Projects, part of a £7.6 million initiative that aims...

Start-up Ocyan closes deal with Telefónica to provide Blockchain Infrastructure

The deal comes together with a pre-seed investment round where Ocyan received capital, lead by QVentures and joined by Wayra UK (Telefónica’s global open innovation arm). According to Brian Hatton, Partner...

Key role for Edinburgh in new satellite data centre

Support from the Data-Driven Innovation initiative has helped secure a key role for Edinburgh-based researchers in a new centre that will use satellite data and artificial intelligence to tackle...

Wayra Demo Day 2019

DAVID LEE reports on the AI and Blockchain Accelerator Demo Day, recently held in Edinburgh   EDINBURGH’S AI and blockchain accelerator wants to make the city the go-to place...

Take the 2020 ScotlandIS Tech Survey

The Data-Driven Innovation initiative is supporting the 2020 Scottish Technology Industry Survey, delivered by ScotlandIS. The annual tech sector survey is a valued resource of business leaders and is...

The AI & Blockchain Accelerator Opens Applications For 2020 Programme

The AI & Blockchain Accelerator, at the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading Bayes Centre, calls start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the 2020 programme. Applications can be submitted online (www.wayra.co.uk)...

City Region Deal makes key appointment for data skills targets

The City Region Deal is gearing up to help people across Edinburgh and South East Scotland improve their data skills. The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Skills Gateway has appointed Anna...

Students’ tech solutions to cut waste in Scotland

The ‘Uber’ of the construction industry, an AI tool to analyse building materials, and a waste prevention web platform were among ideas presented by University of Edinburgh students to...