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The latest news and announcements from Edinburgh Innovations.

May and Sturgeon visit University to sign City Region Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have visited the University to formally agree the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. Mrs May and Ms...

Pioneering virtual reality in drug design

A collaboration between computational chemists and a tech start-up is pioneering the use of virtual reality to speed up drug design. A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh, supported by Edinburgh Innovations, have collaborated for the past year with...

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Partnership boosts cystic fibrosis therapy bid

Edinburgh Innovations has helped facilitate a new collaboration between scientists and leading figures from industry to advance development of a gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. The UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium, of which the University of Edinburgh is a...

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Design partners bring digital future to festival crowds

Edinburgh’s festival-goers are trying out digital innovations developed by a partnership between Tesco Bank and University of Edinburgh students and academics. Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpse of the Near Future is an interactive pavilion of the Centre for Design Informatics...

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Trio of RSE Unlocking Ambition Fellows

Three Edinburgh Innovations clients have been appointed as inaugural Royal Society of Edinburgh Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellows. Colin Campbell, Pooja Jain and Cavid Nadirov were among the first 20 fellows announced by Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills...

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Startups triumph at Scottish EDGE

Edinburgh Innovations clients have scooped the biggest awards at round 12 of Scottish EDGE, the UK’s largest entrepreneurship funding competition. Dr Kate Cameron, founder and CEO of Cytochroma, won the Higgs EDGE prize for businesses focused on science, technology...

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Success for student and staff innovators

A process that turns disposable coffee cups into fertiliser, an app for buying and selling from charity shops and an online hub for ‘clean beauty’ brands were among winners in Edinburgh Innovations' annual enterprise awards. Products and services pioneered by staff,...

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