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2022 News Archive

An archive of 2022 news stories at the Bayes Centre.

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Bayes Centre News: Nominations Open for The Earthshot Prize 2023

The Bayes Centre is an Official Nominator for the Earthshot Prize, the most prestigious environmental prize in history.

Bayes Centre News: Prince William announces Earthshot Prize winners

On 2nd of December, Prince William and The Earthshot Prize unveiled the 2022 Earthshot Prize winners – an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading groundbreaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet.

Bayes Centre News: DDI goes from ramp-up to delivery

The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University’s Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative has published its first annual review, highlighting progress across a range of projects, from empowering students to become change agents to revolutionising cancer surgery with robotics.

Bayes Centre News: Christmas Closure Dates

A reminder of some practical information about this year’s Bayes Centre Christmas closure.

Bayes Centre News: Finalists revealed for the second annual Earthshot prize awards

On 4th of November, Prince William and The Earthshot Prize revealed the 2022 Earthshot Prize Finalists – an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading fifteen ground-breaking solutions to the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.

Partner News: Rovco and Horizon Ocean Management enter strategic partnership for Japanese offshore wind market

Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) – a subsidiary joint venture between Mitsui and Hokutaku (the leading turbine maintenance company in Japan) – and Bayes Centre Partner Rovco, a global provider of subsea robotic and hydrographic survey solutions to the offshore wind industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for through-life subsea asset integrity and balance of plant survey solutions for the Japanese offshore wind market.

Bayes Centre News: Barclays Eagle Labs forms new partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Venture Builder Incubator

Barclays Eagle Labs, which fosters UK founders, start-ups and scale-ups, have entered into a new partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Venture Builder Incubator programme, helping encourage emerging firms including many working in healthcare.

Bayes Centre News: Two Edinburgh academics appointed to coordinate new Turing Interest Groups.

Two academics from the University of Edinburgh have been appointed to coordinate new Turing Interest Groups.

Member News: Snugg wins the Scottish Financial Technology Rising Star Award for 2022

Bayes Centre member Snugg has won the Rising Star: Best New Entrant Award 2022 at the recent Scottish Financial Technology Awards. The award recognises the company judged to be this year’s top new entrant in the Scottish fintech sector.

Partner News: UK artificial intelligence sectoral analysis survey - now open to AI businesses

The UK Government is undertaking research to understand the UK’s artificial intelligence sector and how it is growing. The research will inform government policy on artificial intelligence.

Partner News: Rovco awarded contract at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Bayes Centre Partner Rovco, a leading global provider of subsea robotic and hydrographic survey solutions, has been awarded a contract for the provision of offshore rock bag deployment and installation at the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm in the Outer Thames Estuary.

Partner News: AI Standards Hub recently launched by Turing

A new initiative led by Bayes Centre partner, The Alan Turing Institute, has recently launched to bring together UK expertise in AI and standards to facilitate collaboration and improve how AI is used across the economy.

Bayes Centre News: Mark Logan says Scotland must normalise entrepreneurship to achieve greater startup success

Our premier tech investor conference, EIE, concluded yesterday after hearing from 39 startups pitch for investment as well as featuring several keynote speeches, including one from Scotland’s Chief Entrepreneur, Mark Logan.

Bayes Centre News: World Space Week: Interview with our Space Sector Business Development Lead, Kristina Tamane

World Space Week takes place from 4th – 10th of October. This year the theme is Space and Sustainability.   To celebrate World Space Week, we interviewed our Space Sector Business Development Lead, Kristina Tamane, to find out what World Space Week means to her.  

University Showcase Conference

The University of Edinburgh’s tech investor showcase conference EIE, takes place on the 6th October and will feature some of the most advanced start-up companies and a world class speaker programme.

Bayes Centre News: 6th annual Scottish Startup Survey reveals resilient tech companies in the face of economic headwinds

The 6th annual Scottish Startup Survey has revealed that the nation’s tech companies are in a resilient mood in the face of concerns around economic headwinds.  While 89 per cent of survey respondents said they are concerned by the global economic outlook, 88 per cent said their startup had grown in 2022, although 68 per cent said Brexit had slowed their growth.

Partner News: Rovco enters US market with strategic appointment

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Rovco, an experienced global provider of subsea robotics and hydrographic survey solutions to the marine renewable and wider energy sectors, has its sights set on supporting the energy transition in the US market with the strategic appointment of Mitchell (Mitch) Johnson as the company’s new Director – Americas.

Bayes Centre News: The Earthshot Prize CEO Hannah Jones joins EIE22 Speaker Programme

EIE, the University of Edinburgh’s premier tech investor showcase has Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize as the latest keynote in its speaker programme.

Bayes Centre News: 12 New Companies Selected for AI Accelerator programme for 2022

Our innovative business commercialization programme, the AI Accelerator, has selected a group of emerging companies from Scotland, the UK and other parts of the globe for this year’s programme.

Partner News: New strategy published to unlock data and improve lives

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Bayes Centre Partner Research Data Scotland has published its new strategy and 2022-23 business plan.  

Bayes Centre News: Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

Ambitious plans unveiled to reduce sector’s environmental impact with publication of new Scottish Space Sustainability Roadmap

Bayes Centre News: Meet the Edinburgh Students Joining the Turing Student Enrichment Scheme

Eight post graduate students from the University of Edinburgh in disciplines ranging from law to computational neuroscience and ethics, have joined this year's Alan Turing Institute Student Enrichment Scheme.

Bayes Centre News: Startups Selected for Extended Pitches at EIE22

Nine startups have been selected for extended pitches at this year’s EIE22 online tech investor conference on Thursday 6th October.

Member news: FinTech Scotland Achieves Top Cluster Excellence Accreditation

FinTech Scotland Recognised as Leading Fintech Cluster Management Organisation in Europe.

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How Drish Mali pivoted into machine learning engineering

Bayes Centre News: Tech sector luminaries lined up as keynote speakers at EIE22

Scotland’s Chief Entrepreneur Mark Logan, Women in Enterprise Review Chair Ana Stewart, and newly appointed techUK President Sheila Flavell CBE will feature at tech investor showcase EIE22

Bayes Centre News: Cancer Research Horizons renews partnership with Edinburgh University entrepreneur incubator programme

Cancer Research Horizons, the innovation engine of Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research organisation is renewing its partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s flagship Venture Builder Incubator which supports the commercialisation of data-driven PhD research.

Member News: Scotland’s Fifth Fintech Festival Celebrating UK Wide Innovation

Bayes Centre Member FinTech Scotland announces the return of the Scotland Fintech Festival.

Partner News: Rovco Strengthens Offshore Wind Campaigns with Charter of VOS Star Vessel

Rovco has signed an agreement for the charter of the VOS Star from owners Vroon to support delivery of its offshore wind farm projects.

Partner News: Rovco Signs Subsea Contract for Hollandse Kust (noord) Offshore Wind Farm

Bayes Centre Partner Rovco, a leading provider of offshore subsea and hydrographic survey projects, has signed a contract with Van Oord to perform subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord.

Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre launches their new 2022 Startup Survey

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The survey, which is being launched by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre in partnership with the Freer Consultancy, will examine how startups are navigating their way out of pandemic times.

Bayes Centre News: New MOOC seeks to explain the place of AI in society

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A new Una Europa MOOC provided as a collaboration between the University, of Edinburgh, University of Helsinki and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has launched, to create critical awareness of the basics of Ai and it associated ethical issues.

Bayes Centre News: Retinal examination can predict heart attack risk

Routine eye screening combined with genetic data could offer insight into individual’s heart health and risk of illness.

Partner News: Rovco Commences Year 3 of Agreement on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

For the third year running, Rovco, a leading provider of offshore subsea and survey solutions, has been awarded a contract to carry out work on the Beatrice offshore wind farm.

Bayes Centre News: Climate crisis focus of NASA

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson visited the University of Edinburgh today to meet staff and students and share insights about sustainability and space.

Partner News: Rovco Charters Glomar Worker for Offshore Wind Projects

Rovco has further bolstered its fleet to support its growth in offshore wind.

Bayes Centre News: Edinburgh’s World Leading Ranking Confirmed

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Recent results from the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) has solidified Edinburgh’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities.

Bayes Centre News: Tidal Blade Facility to be at leading edge of green energy testing

The world’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades, which researchers say can speed up development of marine energy technologies while helping to reduce costs, has opened for business.

Partner News: Rovco makes key appointment to advance global survey business following £15.2m investment

Rovco has appointed Craig Davis to the new key role of Global Account Director – Survey, as it moves to further accelerate the growth of its core capabilities and portfolio of offshore survey solutions.

Partner News: SPRINT awards grants from UK Space Agency funding to support business collaborations with devolved nations universities

The national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support programme has awarded its latest set of grants to four UK businesses, enabling them to collaborate with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from the Devolved Nations.

Bayes Centre News: Space and Satellites innovation seed-funding call

Thanks to strategic funding from the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), The Bayes Centre has been allocated up to £30,000 for small grants to enable University staff working in collaboration with industrial partners to convene and support partnerships that develop major funding bids for R&D investment in Space and Satellites (S&S) with a strong Data Science or Artificial Intelligence (AI) underpinning. Please note this is for internal University of Edinburgh applicants only.

EIE London

EIE London hosted by First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, with other keynote addresses on the day including by the Lord Mayor, City of London, Vincent Keaveny and LSE CEO Julia Hoggett.

Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre welcomes a delegation from 10 companies as part of Canada Space Mission

The Bayes Centre was pleased to host a delegation from 10 companies as part of Canada Space Mission.

Partner News: £12k of funding available for creatives, entrepreneurs and startups now!

Applications are open now for the next round of Creative Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs.

Partner News: Rovco to invest in SMD’s new EV Work Class ROV system

Rovco is a Bayes Centre partner, they are an innovative subsea technology company headquartered in Bristol, UK with offices in Edinburgh. World leading subsea equipment manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) and intelligent offshore services provider Rovco Ltd have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for next generation EV Work Class ROV (WROV) technology.

High growth tech companies selected for EIE22

Edinburgh, 14 March 2022 - The EIE Investor Readiness Programme, delivered by the Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh, has announced a list of 36 high growth tech businesses selected for EIE22.

International Women's Day: Interview with our Director of Data Science Education, Teresa Ironside, MBA

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women worldwide. This International Women's Day, we spoke to our Director of Data Science Education, Teresa Ironside, about her role at the Bayes Centre and what International Women's Day means to her. 

New Member: aerospace company HyImpulse

The Bayes Centre is delighted to welcome aerospace company HyImpulse to our roster of members.

Home energy efficiency start-up Snugg

The Bayes Centre is delighted to welcome home energy efficiency start-up Snugg to our roster of members.


New Online Data Science, Software Engineering, and Full-Stack Web Development courses are expected to be offered to those looking to upskill or pivot in their careers.

Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre celebrates the contributions and work of Alan Turing

As part of this year’s LGBTQ+ history month, we want to highlight the life and work of an important historical figure – Alan Turing, a computer scientist widely known for cracking the Enigma Code, which helped to put an end to the Second World War. Persecuted for his sexual orientation, Alan Turing’s life and work is an important example of the contributions that LGBTQ+ people have made to our society.

New member HyperionDev

The Bayes Centre is pleased to welcome tech education provider HyperionDev to our roster of members. HyperionDev has helped thousands of career-focussed professionals acquire programming skills through intensive coding bootcamps that immerse learners with practical ways to learn code.

Partner News: University of Edinburgh Partners with Space Firm – Space-specialist agency will collaborate with “Space University”

A LEADING light of the UK’s space industry has signed a contract with The University of Edinburgh to provide guidance for anyone looking to get involved in the emerging sector.

Partner News: Data driven decisions a focus for successful COVID-19 recovery

Smart Data Foundry paves the way for financial institutions to safely share data for societal and economic benefit

Partner News: TranSwap received Electronic Money Institution (EMI) authorisation in the United Kingdom

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 10th February 2022 – TranSwap, a Singapore-based FinTech that helps businesses trade globally, announced today that it has received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to conduct payment activities as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) in the United Kingdom.

Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre becomes Official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize

A programme run by the Bayes Centre to support promising start-up companies, has been chosen as an Official Nominator for a prestigious environmental prize.

EIE Investor Readiness Programme

The Deadline for the EIE Investor Readiness Programme has been extended to the 23rd January 2022.