Edinburgh has a sophisticated transport and communications network linking it to the rest of Europe and the UK by air, road, and rail, making getting here easy for delegates.
It is Edinburgh’s ambition to be the Data Capital of Europe by 2030. Working together to deliver this 10-year programme are the University of Edinburgh and Heriott-Watt University, whose experts collaborate with industrial partners on data-based projects in the public, private and third sectors.
This Data-Driven Innovation initiative is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. Five data-driven innovation ‘hubs’ have been created, housing expertise and facilities to help 10 industrial sectors become more innovative through data.
The University of Edinburgh hosts the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh Futures Institute, Easter Bush campus, and Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics. A National Robotarium, a further collaboration between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, is due to open in 2021.
The Roslin Institute, part of the University of Edinburgh, aims to enhance the lives of animals and humans through world-class research in animal biology.
Moredun, a foundation based on the Pentlands Science Park, is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education, being recognised worldwide for its contribution to research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock.
Moredun's research has led to the development of many vaccines, diagnostic tests and improved treatment strategies for farm animals across the globe.
Edinburgh is home to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and has a wealth of paediatrics expertise. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is also based in the Scottish capital and works with paediatricians across Scotland.
Edinburgh offers an outstanding choice of accommodation and caters for all tastes and budgets, from luxurious international hotels, elegant boutique properties, stylish serviced apartments to trendy budget brands and modern university campuses. There are more than 20,000 bedrooms in and around the capital city.
Edinburgh’s old and new town have a plethora of exceptional venues, offering stunning views of historic sites and famous Edinburgh landmarks.
Experience Edinburgh’s art, culture, history and architecture by adding a fascinating tour or traditional Scottish entertainment to incentive itineraries.
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