Development and Alumni

Spring 2016 grant awards

An overview of the Innovation Initiative Grants awarded in the spring 2016 round of applications.

School, Unit, Club or Society Project Title Project Overview Grant Awarded
College of Art Civic Fabrication: Community Building

Use open-source digital design/fabrication to construct a playground wikihouse, co-designed /built with children.

College of Art Remote Student Run Exhibition Space

Purchase of shipping container for ECA, a student run cross-programme UG and PG exhibition space.

School of Health in Social Science Virtual forum in Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children

The virtual forum is a platform to discuss themes regarding commercial sexual exploitation of children.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Forensic Art in cold cases: Does this face look familiar?

Application of forensic craniofacial reconstruction methods to aid human identification in cold cases from Greece.

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures The Graphic Novel: Narrative in Comics and Sequential Art

Creation of a digital comic; a website; and a public lecture and workshops for students.

College of Art Co & Co

Co & Co is about facilitating collaboration and commission opportunities between students at ECA.

School of Health in Social Science Leaps in the Dark: Celebrating 60 years of Nursing Studies 

Collection and publication of alumni’s stories to mark six decades of Nursing Studies.

School of Economics Localized impact of the 2016 Rio Olympics

Investigating the economic effect and impact on sustainability of Rio 2016 for Brazilian citizens.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology Neolithic cranial trauma and the skin-skull-brain model.

Refining the skin-skull-brain model to create the first systematic catalogue of prehistoric blunt force trauma.

Moray House School Of Education Co-Creation of the Curriculum: Exploring Students’ Views

This project explores students’ views about student engagement and co-creation of the curriculum.

School of Social and Political Science Quantitative methods masterclass in humanities research

The purpose is to organise a masterclass on quantitative methods for Scotland-based humanities researchers.

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Phonology and Word Order in Tanzanian Sign Language

To provide an outline of significant phonological features and word orders in Tanzanian Sign Language.

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Spaces of Belonging: Researcher-led Walking Poetry Workshops

To develop public engagement skills and foster collaborations amongst postgraduate students.

Business School Top Branch Comedy Presents: The Funny Brothers

Growing an Edinburgh-based start-up 'Top Branch Comedy' into a leading production company.

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Pimobendan's effect on the canine neutrophil oxidative burst

In vitro assessment of pimobendan,calcium sensitizer’s, effect on the function of polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs).

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies K9HistoExplore

An interactive platform for exploring body tissues and how they relate to the intact animal.

School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Food-centred activities for improving mental health.

This grant will help provide a food-centred programme for people with mental health issues.

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CAV Type Test: A new adenovirus diagnostic test for wildlife

Development of a diagnostic test to permit the definitive typing of canine adenovirus antibodies.

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies The All4Paws Clinic

Create a student run pop-up veterinary clinic for the pets of the  homeless/vulnerably housed.

Medicine Anatomy body painting workbook

Developing the first anatomy body-painting workbook. 

School of Chemistry Showcasing Chemical Physics

Development of visually engaging outreach demonstrations to illustrate concepts of chemical physics to wider audiences.

School of Biological Sciences Interactive Resources for students

To produce interactive learning resources for students that are intuitive to use and easily accessible.

School of Biological Sciences Interactive documentary about viruses

A documentary in which the audience can interact with viruses and see how they evolve.

School of GeoSciences Managing floods naturally: can it work?

To determine if and how natural flood management works.

School of Mathematics WARTHOG 2016 Workshop on Algebra and Representation Theory

To support attendance at a workshop at the University of Oregon.

School of Informatics The Valkyrie Project

Documentary following NASA's Valkyrie humanoid at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

School of Engineering A unified platform for multiphase flow measurement

develop a highly integrated measurement and analysis platform for multiphase flow measurement.

HypED Society HypED Society Development

Gathering like-minded students to research and work on Hyperloop - the new mode of transportation.


Engineering Innovation


Edinburgh University Innovation Hub 

Giving students open access to rapid prototyping facilities and tools for engineering projects.


Library and University


Digitising The Student: 1985-1995

Digitising The Student Newspaper: 1985 – 1995