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2019 News Archive

An archive of 2019 news stories at the Bayes Centre.

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Student makes DIY robotics look as easy as Pi

A first-year university student has become an online sensation, offering expert advice on DIY robotics and computer programming

ZIVA Robotics

ZIVA Robotics logo
Find out more about our new member: ZIVA Robotics, formerly known as Casta Spes Technologies.

Event review: What data-driven innovation means for business in Scotland

EPCC is at the heart of the Data Driven Innovation programme(link is external) of  the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

Supercomputer sheds light on how droplets merge

Luis Felipe Sopher de Popovics with the ARCHER supercomputer
Scientists reveal precise molecular mechanisms that cause drops of liquid to combine, in discovery that could have a range of applications

EPCC offering fully-funded PhDs on Exascale computing

EPCC Students working on high performance computing
EPCC as part of the ASiMoV project is offering two new fully-funded PhDs focusing on Exascale computing

Boosting Scotland’s international digital collaborations

With support from Edinburgh Innovations, EIT Digital, a European digital innovation and education organisation, has opened its first UK Satellite office at the University’s Bayes Centre

City Region’s partnership

The City Region’s tech sector is set to benefit from a collaboration between the Data-Driven Innovation initiative and Informatics Ventures.

NASA Valkyrie Interactive Touchscreen Experience

NASA Valkyrie is one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world

Bayes Centre wins 'Large Project' Award at Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards

Bennetts Associates celebrates success for the Bayes Centre building design

2019 Programme

FWB Park Brown and The University of Edinburgh Business School are delighted to announce the third series of The Non-Executive Director Programme

Data Science Education Centre of Excellence launched

The Centre supports the delivery of data science education, data skills development training, and data understanding across the University

Earlston High School

Bayes was delighted to host a group of around 35 Highers/Advanced Higher pupils from Earlston High School on 27th June

Wayra welcomes venture capitalist

On Tuesday 16th July, Brock Pierce visited the Bayes Centre to meet with representatives from Wayra UK and the University of Edinburgh to share some of his wisdom and experience of Blockchain and Crypto

NES Digital Service: Health Data Science in NHS Scotland

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NES Digital Service outline their work to the Bayes community

Could you answer a challenge set by the biggest arts festival in the world?

Funding of up to £20,000 available to individuals or SMEs that can provide a solution to a Creative Informatics Challenge Project

Tech Nation Panel

Making the UK the best place to imagine, start & grow a digital business

Wayra celebrate cohort successes

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The AI & Blockchain Accelerator is a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Wayra UK, supported by Scottish Enterprise and sponsored by Cisco

Archaeological report

The excavation took place between March and April 2016 at the site of the new University of Edinburgh Bayes Centre

UNA Europa

Following a call from the European Commission to create a ‘European University’, UNA Europa, along with 16 other alliance networks, was awarded a maximum of €5 million

Orbital Micro Systems Achieves Earth Observation Breakthrough

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First commercial weather imaging satellite—designed and deployed in record time—sets the stage for weather data advances impacting global business and government interests

HPC-Europa3: EC funding for collaborative research visits using High Performance Computing

HPC-Europa3 funds short collaborative visits (maximum 13 weeks) for researchers in any area of computational science whose work can benefit from High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities

SSI: software best practices

The Software Sustainability Institute logo
The Software Sustainability Institute is led by EPCC, in partnership with the universities of Manchester, Oxford and Southampton, and supported by the seven UKRI research councils

New Members area

Bayes offers Membership and Partnership opportunities to businesses of all sizes and has this week announced the opening of the new shared hot-desking Members area

Bayes Centre welcomes delegation from the People's Republic of China

Group shot of Chinese delegation in Bayes atrium
The Bayes centre was delighted to welcome 20 delegates from the People’s Republic of China on September 3rd.

EIT Digital builds momentum in Scotland

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€2 million of investment attracted to drive the commercialisation of innovative new digital products and two doctoral programs launched.

Robots & Mars

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar
Sethu and his team are collaborating with NASA on unmanned technology that will be sent into space, working on developing humanoid robots for unmanned pre-deployment missions on Mars

Launch new AI and Blockchain Accelerator

Wayra staff member outside Downing Street door
This partnership which will see two world-leading organisations come together to support entrepreneurs is expected to create almost 400 jobs

SAS - The power to know

SAS and the University of Edinburgh’s new Bayes Centre for Data Science and Technology have announced a new memorandum of understanding focused on data-driven innovation for public-sector benefit

Entry form for tech companies wishing to take part in EIE 2020 will open online on October 1st

Informatics Ventures annual premier technology investor showcase Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) takes place on April 23, 2020 and you can apply to be a part of it.

Bayes Centre nominated for Education Buildings award

We are delighted to announce that The Bayes Centre has been nominated for the 2019 Education Buildings Scotland Awards.

Orbital Micro Systems International Centre for Earth Data Opens for Business

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The worlds first market-sustainable platform for the integration and dissemination of Earth Observation data will improve weather-related information worldwide.

Bayes welcomes members of the public on Doors Open Day 2019

Bayes was delighted to welcome over 500 people through our doors as part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2019.

Bayes Director of Education Teresa Ironside takes part in Women In Data campaign

Teresa Ironside, MBA took part in the Data-Driven Innovation Women in Data campaign.

Veterinarians get data-savvy

Innovative data-driven tool will accelerate collection of crucial evidence

Introducing Ziva from Casta Spes Technologies (CST)

ZIVA Robotics creation outside
Dual-wheeled multi-terrain robotic vehicle able to travel various terrains at speeds of >19KPH, a battery life of up to 14 hours, built-in sensing capabilities and two-way communication modalities.

Cutting-edge robot makes short work of gardening chores

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes.

1 Year Success

ICMS, Jane Walker, presents to audience in Bayes Centre
23 October marked one year since the Bayes Centre officially opened its doors.

New Student Enterprise Hub an instant hit

Student Enterprise Hub exterior
Edinburgh Innovations’ new Student Enterprise Hub has proven a hit with entrepreneurial students and recent graduates.

Spotlight on DSTI

The Data Science, Technology and Innovation programme is delighted to welcome its latest cohort of students and strengthen its relationship with the Bayes Centre.

A win in Paris

CEO of Cyan Forensics, Ian Stevenson, discusses the impact of attending EIE had on their start-up.

AI & Blockchain Accelerator 2020

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The AI & Blockchain Accelerator, at the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading Bayes Centre, calls start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the 2020 programme

Data Science, Technology and Innovation programme graduation

Data Science, Technology and Innovation is a University-wide online learning postgraduate programme based in Bayes

Unlocking data to accelerate the transformation

UrbanTide is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Energy Systems Catapult. Their mission is to accelerate the transformation of the UK's energy system and ensure that UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth.

Bayes Mozilla Global PhD Scholarships

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The Bayes Centre and the School of Informatics are offering two scholarships for overseas (non-EU/UK) PhD students which we are able to provide due to generous support of the Mozilla Foundation as part of its efforts to making the internet a better place.

HRH The Princess Royal formally opens the Bayes Centre

HRH The Princess Royal at the launch of the Bayes Centre
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened The University of Edinburgh’s world-leading centre of expertise in data science and artificial intelligence (AI)

Wayra Demo Day Success

Group shot of Wayra Demo Day 2019 team
The Wayra Demo Day took place on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at the stunning Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh.