Development and Alumni

Spring 2018 grant awards

An overview of the Innovation Initiative Grants awarded in the spring 2018 round of applications.

School, Unit, Club or Society Project Title Project Overview Grant Awarded
Business School Student-led group coaching Student-led group coaching to support undergraduate student personal and professional development. £1,000
Edinburgh College of Art Platforming Creativity - the future of Edinburgh’s economy An interdisciplinary study into how Edinburgh’s creative economy is being shaped by its platform economy. £5,000
Edinburgh College of Art Windows on the World - creative music workshops for children Creative arts workshops as a therapeutic resource for displaced children and families in Leros, Greece. £2,828
School of Health in Social Science Good news behind bad headlines - positive care home stories Showcasing positive care home stories to counter negative media portrayals influencing student nurses' views. £3,223.33
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Noh drama workshops and performance A visit by two master Noh (classical Japanese musical drama) performers to deliver a series of unique events. £3,000
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures News From Home - film festival Making films from different cultures more accessible and attractive to a general audience. £684
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Ask Philosophy - philosophical thought for everyday Ask Philosophy is a student publication on today’s big questions related to the accessibility of Philosophy as a subject. £600
School of Social and Political Science Q-Step placements - promoting success and planning ahead Evaluation of Q-Step's work placements and showcasing its contribution to students' skills and career prospects. £1,590
School of Social and Political Science RECAP - increasing research capacity of the third sector RECAP will support paid student internships to support Third Sector Organisation (TSO) research capacity and increase student employability. £4,986.16
Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences Molecular diagnosis and characterization of tick borne infection Establishing the prevalence of tick borne parasites in small ruminants of western Uganda. £1,500
Edinburgh Medical School: Clinical Sciences Immersive simulation - projection mapping Creating an immersive simulation space within the Edinburgh Medical School. £4,500
Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences Participation via communication for youth with disabilities Providing evidence-based communication support for a disability holiday scheme. £2,350
Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences Strengthening cross-disciplinary health informatics research Hands-on events to foster research collaboration between the Edinburgh Medical School and the School of Informatics. £2,807.55
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Improving Packed Cell Volume (PCV) measurement Producing a digital application to improve student PCV measurement performance and teaching. £1,450
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Putting population medicine theory into farm animal practice Development of an interactive on-farm experience for independent applied learning. £2,289
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Gene expression profiling in dogs with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) Assessment of the utility of RNA sequencing in dogs with systemic inflammation of abdominal origin. £4,997.98
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Enabling school and family groups to visit campus apiary

Purchasing specialist equipment to enable the Easter Bush Campus Apiary to welcome children aged 9-14.

£1,705.47
School of Biological Sciences A 3D printing facility for labware from bioplastics Establishing a 3D printing facility for cheap and sustainable laboratory equipment made from bioplastics. £2,005
School of Biological Sciences Life re-imagined Showcasing student projects at UK biodesign competitions and organising a dedicated exhibition in Edinburgh. £1,700
School of Biological Sciences Scottish sourdough for gluten-free bread Formulating gluten-fermenting sourdough for gluten-free bread. £4,350
School of Engineering Hands-on engineering events for a charity in India Running practical electronics workshops for a charity in Kolkata. £2,625
School of Engineering Electric vehicle powertrain group Designing and building a small-scale electric powertrain ‘hardware-in-loop’ test rig. £3,796
School of Engineering A multi-functional biosensor for 3D cell culture Designing and manufacturing an impedimetric biosensor for real-time and label-free cell culture imaging. £2,411
School of GeoSciences Providing vital services to off-grid communities in Rwanda. Installing two solar-powered water-filtration and mobile charging systems across two Rwandan refugee camps. £3,928
School of GeoSciences Improving digital access to historical geology Improving digital access to the historical collections held by the Cockburn Geological Museum. £2,562
School of Mathematics Attending 7OSME convention Attending the four-yearly international meeting on the intersection of origami, science, mathematics and education. £100
School of Physics and Astronomy Promoting science education through astrobiology in Europe Running a one-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop in Vienna to promote learning in science through astrobiology. £2,063
Edinburgh University Cycling Club Purchasing club turbo trainers Purchasing new turbo trainers for the society to aid the performance and improvement of the club. £1,000
Edinburgh University Student Architecture Society (EUSAS) EUSAS end-of-year zine Producing the very first zine publication to showcase the diverse and creative work of the society. £407
Engineering for Change Winds of Change Designing and constructing an affordable and efficient local wind turbine for Edinburgh community use. £1,460
EdIntelligence Artificial Intelligence Career Fair Connecting students with companies working in AI fields. £519
Hearty Squirrel Hearty Squirrel cargo bicycle Purchasing a cargo bicycle to transport local, organic and affordable produce between the campus stalls without the use of a fuel powered vehicle. £800
Our SpeakEasy   Our SpeakEasy StorySlams Offering a platform for students to enter a tight knight community through personal narrative. £1,600
Centre for Research Collections Centre for Research Collections Engagement Associates Developing public engagement skills among postgraduate students and bring the University’s collections to new audiences. £2,352.48