A new government-funded two-year programme series dedicated to boosting regional innovation across the UK has been announced by Barclays Eagle Labs. Following the recent awarding of funding by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Barclays Eagle Labs will make its first big step towards boosting growth of UK tech start-ups and…

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The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University’s Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative has published its first annual review, highlighting progress across a range of projects, from empowering students to become change agents to revolutionising cancer surgery with robotics. In the academic year 2021-22, £95.6m of DDI-related research income was awarded to the University of Edinburgh and…

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Experts at Edinburgh have helped to produce a sign language glossary for deaf people who are engaged in digital technology. They are part of a team that has created more than 500 signs covering computer science, cyber security, data science and software development. Team members say the glossary will help the deaf community access qualifications…

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Pupils at Newbattle High School taking part in a workshop

The DDI Skills Gateway was a finalist at this year’s Digital Leaders 100 awards. The Skills Gateway made it into the final three for Digital Skills Initiative of the Year, out of hundreds of entries from across the UK. With over 700 nominations, judges recognised the Skills Gateway‘s innovative and cross-sector approach to improving data…

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