Student firm receives prize
A company created by University students has been recognised in a national competition.
Speech Graphics, a spin-out firm that develops animation software for video games, was awarded third place in the Santander Entrepreneurial Awards.
The Awards celebrate entrepreneurship within the British higher education sector. They aim to promote the strongest entrepreneurial propositions from UK undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to provide them with means to take them further.
We're delighted at this recognition of our company and our technology, which provides the most natural looking speech animation in the world, at low cost, for today's highly realistic video games.
Speech Graphics works to solve one of the most difficult problems in modern video games - realistically creating speech-synchronized animation.
The company has developed a low-cost solution, based on research carried out at the University’s School of Informatics, for video games producers seeking to animate characters.
The University has a long history of helping staff and students turn their ideas into businesses.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation, its commercialisation arm, created 40 firms in the last academic year, a record for a Scottish University.
Its LAUNCH.ed programme helps student entrepreneurs to form new businesses themselves.