2021 News Archive
An archive of 2021 news stories at the Bayes Centre.
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Latest UoE Covid-19 response news
EPCC | Cerebras Webinar
Joint EPCC-Cerebras webinar
Call for Data Study Group challenges related to the theme of dementia
The Alan Turing Institute are seeking a range of research questions (challenges) across disciplines to better understand dementia-causing disorders.
Call for applications: Reinforcement Learning Study Group
The Alan Turing Institute Data Study Groups are proud to introduce the first methodological themed event, an adaptation of the Data Study Group model, taking place in February 2021.
Rovco Signs Subsea Contract
Rovco, a leading provider of ROV and hydrographic services, combining innovative robotic platforms and cutting-edge technology, signs contract to perform subsea work on Scotland's largest operational Offshore Wind Farm, Beatrice.
Edinburgh’s Post-Covid AI Accelerator - applications open! (Deadline 21/01/21)
Are you a data-driven AI scaleup looking to make an impact post-Covid? AI-focused entrepreneurs across the UK and beyond can now apply to DDI’s 6-month Post-Covid AI Accelerator
Neurolabs awarded funding by Scottish Enterprise
Bayes partner, Neurolabs, has been awarded grant funding by Scottish Enterprise to aid with the development of their synthetic data for computer vision platform.
Rovco Delivers Record 2020
Rovco Sees 286% Revenue Increase, Significant Employee Growth, New Technology Milestones, Key Renewable Contracts and More
Incremental Group acquires Redspire
Incremental Group accelerates its position in the UK financial services market with acquisition
Upskilling and development in 2021
Upskilling ensures employees' skillsets won't become obsolete, and shows your people you care about their careers and their futures and boosts morale. Employees who have training and development opportunities are happier in their roles and have a brighter outlook on their future with the company.
Bayes Centre News: With an AI to the future
Will artificial intelligence provide the answers to everything or spell the downfall of humankind? Professor Michael Rovatsos unravels the hype and asks if we really want to make machines that think just like us.
Bayes Centre News: Apply now to the EIE Investor Readiness Programme
Applications are now open for the EIE Investor Readiness Programme - Where Innovation meets Investment. We welcome applications from Tech Entrepreneurship companies seeking Seed to Series A, located anywhere in the world.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre Welcomes New Venture Builder Cohort
20 innovative start-ups have been selected for the next cohort of the Venture Builder incubator programme, aimed at developing and commercialising academic entrepreneurship.
Partner News: The Bayes Centre welcomes Satellite Applications Catapult's latest Space Enterprise Lab
The Bayes Centre is delighted to welcome Space Enterprise Labs to the Bayes Centre. They will provide collaborative technology, resources and expertise to space organisations and academia.
Partner News: University of Edinburgh Space Project to Receive a Portion of £7m Government Funding
Trailblazing technology that will help tackle climate change and predict global disasters using satellites is receiving new funding from the UK Space Agency.
EIE partners with Scotland’s Green Innovation and Investment Showcase during COP26
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, has brought together parties from around the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Member News: Growing International Diversity of Fintech SMEs in Scotland
Fintech has accelerated as a global innovation movement during the pandemic and Scotland is making a positive contribution to this force of change in the digital economy.
Bayes Centre News: Applications Open for Turing Internship Network
The Alan Turing Institute partners with a wide range of organisations, the Bayes Centre is proud to be one of them and be able to promote their Turing Internship Network to our community.
Data and Football
Smart analysis of football-related data can help the Scottish game build back better from the pandemic, a study suggests.
Member News: FinTech Scotland Sees 50% Plus Growth of Scottish Fintech SMEs
Bayes Centre member, FinTech Scotland, announce 50% Plus Growth of Scottish Fintech SMEs and a New Entrepreneur Advisory Board.
Bayes Centre News: Eight Edinburgh Students join the Alan Turing Enrichment Scheme
Eight Edinburgh students among the new cohort of enrichment students in disciplines ranging from environmental design, engineering and geosciences to security and crime science.
Bayes Centre Wins Second National Award for Architecture this Year
The Bayes Centre building has been named a winner for a second time winning a 2021 RIBA National Award for it’s architecture.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre Announces Newly Appointed Turing Fellows
Through partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, we are set to welcome 12 new Turing Fellows to provide leadership in creative and innovative research in data science and Artificial Intelligence, whilst also playing a significant role in advancing the collaborative research programmes of the University.
Bayes Centre News: Partnership for data-driven early response to hunger launched
Leading research and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to harness data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities.
Join the Bayes Centre in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge
The Bayes Centre is organising the Scottish team for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge and looking for problem solvers to join up.
Bayes Centre News: 12 Innovative Start-Ups Selected for AI Accelerator
Twelve start-ups addressing a wide range of pressing global, business and health issues have been selected from applicants across the world to join the University of Edinburgh’s AI Accelerator.
Member News: Law firm comparison study finds hope of finding the right lawyer
Previous AI Accelerator company, Legal Utopia, collaborated with The Data Lab and The University of Aberdeen to use artificial intelligence technology to make comparing law firms easier for first time users of legal services
You are invited to the SPIE Space, Satellites + Sustainability (S3) Conference to hear the latest advances in the processing of big satellite data, presented alongside novel analytics, including those producing actionable sustainability intelligence.
Bayes Centre is building of the year.
The Bayes Centre building has been named as one of the winners of this year’s Scotland’s national architecture awards.
The Bayes Centre: Open for Business
The University of Edinburgh’s innovation hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence has welcomed back residents to its world-leading facilities.
Member News: UK Government Ministers visit Scotland’s thriving fintech community
To recognise the global impact of Scotland’s growing fintech sector, FinTech Scotland hosted a visit by Secretary of State for Trade, Liz Truss and Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack on Tuesday 20th July, at the Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh.
Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre Opens AI Interdisciplinary Bid Development Seed-Funding Call
The Bayes Centre is announcing the opening of an AI interdisciplinary bid development seed-funding call.
Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre Welcomes visit from UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway MP
The Bayes Centre was pleased to host UK Science Minster Amanda Solloway MP.
Partner News: ICMS Appoints New Director
ICMS is pleased to announce that Professor Minhyong Kim has been appointed as Director of the ICMS and Sir Edmund Whittaker Professor of Mathematical Sciences at both Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, with effect from September 2021.
Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre Crowns ionburst as Pitch of the day at EIE21
Edinburgh-based data protection startup Ionburst won Pitch of the Day at the EIE21 premier tech investor conference.
Bayes Centre News: Bayes Data Science Unit launches
The Bayes Data Science Unit has launched, helping companies easily access the world class data expertise available across the University of Edinburgh.
Bayes Centre News: Kate Forbes MSP to deliver ministerial address at EIE21
Kate Forbes, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy will present the opening statement at EIE21
Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre Announces EIE21 Speakers
Bayes Centre has announced the fantastic line up of speakers for EIE21, the premier investor showcase, on 10th June.
Bayes Centre News: Great British Lift Off - a new Space and Satellites podcast
Featuring a live link to the International Space Station, the podcast “Great British Lift Off” launches today.
Bayes Centre News: EIE - A Good Investment
As EIE21 approaches, we take a look at some of the successes in our EIE alumni.
Bayes Centre News: Edinburgh’s bid to be space data capital of Europe inspires new video
An animated video showcasing the space and satellite work going on in Edinburgh has been launched by the city to inspire people and help boost recovery post-Covid.
Building Scotland’s AI powerhouse
Professor Michael Rovatsos, Director of the Bayes Centre, responds to the Scottish Government's Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre Announces 10 Extended Pitch Companies for EIE21.
EIE21's new and improved pitching process and the 10 companies who will be delivering extended pitches at EIE21 on 10th June have been announced.
Tencent Cloud Collaboration
The University of Edinburgh Bayes Centre is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tencent Cloud, with an aim to support our research and education programs through cloud offerings and technical engagement, reinforcing our technological advancement in research and talent cultivation.
Bayes Centre News: University of Edinburgh Programme to Address National Data Skills Shortage
The University of Edinburgh is launching an updated range of short courses, aimed at helping people develop the data skills that have been identified as vital for economic recovery, following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bayes Centre News: The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence is moving into the Bayes Centre
The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE) will be moving into the Bayes Centre later this year, and has made significant progress in recent months as it continues its mission to ‘safely unlock the potential of financial data as a force to improve lives’.
Partner News: The Space and Satellites Team Launches the Sustainable Space Challenges Campaign
The University of Edinburgh continues to be a strong space and satellites player in the space sector, leading some exciting activity. One ongoing example which needs your support is the Sustainable Space Challenges campaign, which started in early 2021.
Partner News: The Data Lab Funds Innovative Smart Meters for Independent Living
Bayes Centre partner, The Data Lab in partnership with Blackwood Homes and Care, led by The University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics will develop and test innovative technology to analyse energy usage data from care home residents to create a view of their daily routines to help spot unusual changes in behaviour which could cause concern.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre Launches EIE Scottish Startup Survey
The survey is being launched by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre as part of EIE21, the premier technology investor showcase.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre Announces its Premier Investor Panel for EIE21
The investor panelists that will watch 32 data-driven tech companies pitch for investment at EIE21 have been announced.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre celebrates the life of Thomas Bayes
Two hundred and seventy years ago today, Thomas Bayes passed away, leaving a legacy that continues to impact the world today.
Member News: Space Intelligence supports live link to International Space Station
School children from across Scotland will have their questions answered live by two astronauts aboard the International Space Station next month. Dr Murray Collins, CEO and co-founder of Bayes Centre member, Space Intelligence will be co-hosting the watch party.
Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre Launches New Forum Series
The Bayes Centre is launching a curated series of talks, selected to highlight some of its most exciting projects.
Bayes Data Science Unit Launches
The University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre has launched the Data Science Consultancy Unit, the first of its kind within Scotland.
Member News: Doors Open at Universities for Dementia App
Three years ago, health-tech company CogniHealth, a member of the Bayes Centre, contacted Interface to explore how they could enhance their CogniCare app through collaborations with academia.
Exciting Line-up of Sponsors for EIE21
EIE, Scotland’s top tech investor showcase, has confirmed an exciting line-up of sponsors, with international, UK and Scotland-based companies, who all are leaders in innovation and technology.
7 Women in STEM
This International Women’s Day we would like to bring light to 7 pioneering women in STEM who changed the world through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Bayes Centre Welcomes New Partnership with Transwap
The Bayes Centre is excited to welcome new partners, Transwap. TranSwap is a fintech company which empowers global business growth by simplifying global payments and collections.
Rovco Announces Shift in Executive Team
Simon Miller to head-up Rovco. Nick Boorman appointed Group CFO. Rovco Founder Brian Allen to be Group CEO and will lead Vaarst technologies into multiple sectors.
Cohort for EIE21
The Bayes Centre is delighted to announce the 32 high growth data-driven tech start-ups selected to take part in this year’s virtual EIE21.
Fifteen Pioneering Start-Ups Selected for AI Accelerator
Fifteen start-ups addressing a wide range of pressing global, business and health issues have been selected from applicants across the world to join the Post-Covid AI Accelerator.
RSE launches funding initiatives
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s national academy, this week announced two new funding calls to help tackle two of the world’s most urgent challenges: the impact of Covid-19 and climate change.