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The latest news and announcements from Edinburgh Innovations.

University celebrates visionary inventors

Human-like skin for robots, personalised synthetic voices for people who lose theirs through illness, and environmentally friendly sanitary products are among the prize-winning inventions that...
New consultancy helps businesses tackle tech ethics

New consultancy helps businesses tackle tech ethics

Two participants in Edinburgh Innovations' Startup Summer Accelerator programme have launched a consultancy to help businesses navigate the growing ethical challenges of using artificial intelligence and other burgeoning technology.Ethical Intelligence, launched by...

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Bid to solve widespread cannula failure receives MRC backing

Bid to solve widespread cannula failure receives MRC backing

A multi-disciplinary team of doctors, biomedical engineers and medical device experts has been awarded a six-figure grant from the Medical Research Council’s Confidence in Concept (CiC) scheme to develop a product addressing high failure rates of the world’s most...

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£1m MRC grant to test new treatment for advanced cancer

£1m MRC grant to test new treatment for advanced cancer

Researchers have been awarded funding for a clinical study of a novel approach to treating advanced cancer symptoms that could improve quality of life for patients. The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded the Biomedical Catalyst grant to the Institute of...

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Enterprise education in a class of its own

Enterprise education in a class of its own

Midlothian school children have spent a day learning entrepreneurial skills with the help of experts from Edinburgh Innovations. At the Enterprise Education day at Newbattle High School, 24 pupils in S5 and S6 researched real-world commercial and societal needs,...

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Scotland’s fintech community leaps to 100 firms

Scotland’s fintech community leaps to 100 firms

FinTech Scotland has announced there are now more than 100 firms in Scotland focused on reinventing financial services through new technology and data. The milestone continues growth from the start of 2019, when FinTech Scotland said the number of firms had trebled to...

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Streetwear marketplace Bump raises $7.5 million

Streetwear marketplace Bump raises $7.5 million

Bump, the online streetwear marketplace that aims to become "the Amazon for Gen Z", has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by high profile California-based investors e.ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator "and a few close angels". Student...

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