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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...

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...