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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 by Mark Logan (ex-Skyscanner). Few Scottish Government publications have created as much buzz. No wonder; it presents a tantalising glimpse into a bright future for the…

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Snapshots of Edinburgh for resident enterpreneurs

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 asset management platform Delic, screenshot note-taking app PicoJar, robotics startup Touchlab, and Edinburgh Tool Library. If you would like to discuss your idea for an application,…

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In this blog DDI intern Lucia Mackenzie describes her time with us this summer.  I was originally drawn to the Data Driven Innovation programme in February 2020 by the scope of the work being done in collaboration with such a wide variety of sectors and academic disciplines. As a student of Politics with Quantitative Methods, to…

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DDI Skills Gateway are delighted to announce that the Data Education in Schools project has launched their website.  The website offers a range of access points for teachers, schools and industry professionals.  The Data Education in Schools team will use the website to share resources and promote events to support teachers and connect to the…

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New Centre focuses on integration of the technological and ethical   The Centre for Technomoral Futures launched August 27th as a groundbreaking initiative to design more sustainable, just and ethical models of innovation. As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Futures Institute, the Centre will be a home for multidisciplinary research, education and public engagement that…

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Creative Informatics are looking for individuals and SMEs working in Edinburgh and South East Scotland that have the skills to provide data-driven solutions to Challenge Projects set by six leading creative and cultural organisations. National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh Science, Pianodrome, Children’s Parliament, Vintage Vibes, and The Big Light were selected as Challenge Holders in…

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Additional care providers, industry and end users sought for collaboration  Scientists from Heriot-Watt University are launching what is believed to be the world’s first open and remote access living lab to research and create solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (OpenAAL). The multi-disciplinary lab will target the fast co-creation of scalable and affordable solutions to support…

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New Artist-In-Residence Programme announced promoting Scotland’s Space and Satellites industry. Artists will be teamed with researchers to make data visible highlighting changes on earth from climate change to the impact that the Coronavirus has had on our cities.  Inspace is a unique events and exhibitions space within the University of Edinburgh which commissions and produces…

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Students from eight of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities are joining forces to develop computer-based solutions to address Covid-19. The 10-day hackathon involves more than 100 students, working in small teams, to find answers to four Covid-19 related issues. The challenges are linked to traveller safety, minimising food waste, ensuring privacy in a digital world, and…

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