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2020 News Archive

An archive of 2020 news stories at the Bayes Centre.

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Rovco takes home Tech Awards

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Bayes partner, Rovco, a pioneer in offshore robotics and hydrographic survey has been awarded 9 prestigious industry and tech awards this year for their innovations and business growth. 8 of these were received in the past 2 weeks culminating with the “Totally Killing It Award” from TechSPARK and the Innovation and Technology award from Business Leader.

EIT Digital attracts €6m of new investment to Scotland

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European innovation organisation and Bayes partner, EIT Digital’s satellite office in Edinburgh has made €6 million worth of new investment to commercialise innovative digital products.

Space Intelligence Wins

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Space Intelligence look to turn social-media photos into nature-conservation data, with new funding from Shell’s GameChanger programme.

Creative Informatics Funding Opportunities

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Creative Informatics funding opportunities for the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland – applications open now!


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auticon Funding

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Bayes member, auticon, has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government as part of their ‘Increasing the Understanding of Autism’ campaign.

Alumni Wins British Entrepreneur of 2020

Celebrity Rocket Scientist, Dr. Rajan Bedi, CEO and founder of Spacechips, wins Great British Disruptive Entrepreneur of 2020 for the South-East of England.

Edinburgh tech company wins government backing to turn UK peatlands carbon negative

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The UK could offset London’s total emissions each year by restoring peatland

CWind and Rovco Complete ROV Project at East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm

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Rovco, a leading provider of ROV and hydrographic services combining industry-leading expertise with innovative, cutting edge technology, has successfully completed the first stage of their long-term contract awarded by CWind for their annual subsea balance of plant (BOP) and cable inspection works at East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

University commits £250,000

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Organisations and charities across Edinburgh are to benefit from an extended grants scheme.

Edinburgh - A Space University

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Last month, between 4th–10th October, over 96 countries celebrated the annual World Space Week. With more than 8,000 events throughout the world celebrating this year’s theme was “Satellites Improve Life.”


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Rovco: Underwater Survey Robot

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A state-of-the-art underwater survey robot is set to be demonstrated for the first time

Could you answer a Creative Informatics Challenge Project?

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Creative Informatics are looking for individuals and SMEs working in Edinburgh and South East Scotland that have the skills to provide data-driven solutions to Challenge Projects set by six leading creative and cultural organisations.

TALOS – The Humanoid Robot

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A new humanoid robot, TALOS, is the latest robotics lab occupant in the University of Edinburgh's Bayes Centre.

Hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre - EIE20 Goes Digital

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EIE20, the technology investor showcase, is going digital on the 14th October, and will welcome fifty new and exciting data-driven start-ups and scale-ups to pitch for investment online.

Rovco Wins Survey Contract

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Rovco wins floating wind survey contract for Blue Gem Wind’s Celtic Sea Erebus project. Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea blue economy project developer has awarded a million-pound contract to UK supplier, Rovco.

Neurolabs secures pre-seed funding round of €1M

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Neurolabs, a computer vision startup pioneering the use of synthetic data, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a pre-seed funding round of €1M, co-led by Lunar Ventures and Techstart Ventures, with participation from 7percent Ventures, ID4 Ventures and others. With the closing of the round, Neurolabs is looking to expand its team in Edinburgh by hiring machine learning engineers.

Rovco Charters Glomar Wave

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Rovco has taken the 66.44m DP2 vessel, Glomar Wave, on charter from vessel owners Glomar Offshore. The vessel will provide the ideal platform to support a campaign of secured ROV projects to be undertaken by Rovco. This includes operational Offshore Wind Farms in both UK and German waters during the coming months.


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