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Data-Driven Innovation grants to fight Covid-19

Projects to help Edinburgh and the surrounding region recover from Covid-19 are to be supported by a new £100,000 fund. Individual grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 will be...

AI Lab residency programme by Ars Electronica & Edinburgh Futures Institute

Anna Ridler (UK) and Caroline Sinders (US) win a residency in Edinburgh and Linz  (Linz/Edinburgh, March, 2020) The “European ARTificial Intelligence Lab” – AI Lab for short – aims...

COVID-19 message from our Director

An update from Jarmo Eskelinen on how the Data-Driven Innovation initiative is responding to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Firstly, the DDI team is committed to mitigating the impact of...

Research will use real-time data to probe Covid-19

Experts at the University of Edinburgh have secured nearly £5 million from the government’s rapid response call to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The £4.9 million investment will kickstart a...

Report showcases world of work for women in data

The vital role of women in data science has been highlighted in a report showing the challenges facing women working in STEM. The stories and perspectives of 64 women...

L&G’s Care Research Programme: Corporate Intervention is Key when Tackling the UK’s Social Care Crisis

February 2020 saw the launch of the UK’s new Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC), a unique partnership between Edinburgh University and Legal & General Group (L&G), the UK’s largest...

Cloud data speeds set to soar with aid of laser mini-magnets

Tiny, laser-activated magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times faster than current technologies, a study suggests. Chemists have studied a new magnetic material...

Fife businesses set to benefit from pioneering Data-Driven Innovation programme

Fife businesses have started on a journey that will enable them to reap the vast benefits of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) programme that is...

Space and Satellites Data Artist Residency May – July 2020

Inspace is part of the Centre for Design Informatics; commissioning and producing creative activity that unlocks digital technology and explores its role in society. Funded through DDI (Data-Driven Innovation)...

Edinburgh’s tech ecosystem welcomes AI and blockchain entrepreneurs

Wayra, Telefonica’s open innovation platform, and the University of Edinburgh are proud to welcome the third Cohort of start-ups to the Edinburgh AI and blockchain Accelerator.  Powered by O2...

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...