30th November 2017
Current undergraduate students Alexandros Angelopoulos and Samuel Kellerhals received the Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community for their Social Enterprise Elpis.
Elpis build and install solar-powered charging stations in refugee camps, powering up to 120 phones per day and enabling access to a digital platform that contains educational materials and entertainment. So far Read More
30th November 2017
If the monsters of Stranger Things have sent a chill down your spine, or you have cowered from the ice dragon in Game of Thrones, you can partly thank Orfeas Boteas, who invented a revolutionary way of making sound effects while a student at the University of Edinburgh.
Boteas is founder of Krotos, whose products are used to create sound effects for Hollywood films, blockbuster computer games and cult TV shows.
Krotos’s Dehumaniser allows unearthly sound effects to be created from the human voice in real time, where previously a laborious process of layering and synchronising multiple sounds would take hours.
Emmy-winning sound designer Craig Henighan describes using Dehumaniser to create the voice of “Dart” in the Netflix hit Stranger Things 2, Read More
7th November 2017
Liita Lyaloo Cairney has made the shortlist for the BQ Emerging Entrepreneur awards which recognises the UK’s 35 up-and-coming entrepreneurial stars.
Liita founded her product Koree. A reusable hygiene device that provides both functional psychological protection to effectively and affordably manage menstrual cycles. This has since developed to include a site; First Period, dedicated to providing free education on the menstrual cycle in a safe, non-judgemental space.
According to UNICEF, 77% of girls Read More
1st November 2017
28th September 2017
Lily Asch, founder of Real Talk has been shortlisted for the Social Enterprise category of the Converge Challenge.
Scotland’s leading company creation competition and entrepreneurial development programme for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish universities and Research Institutes will reveal the winners of each category tonight at their black tie event.
The University of Edinburgh has the highest number of Read More
8th September 2017
This journey began in March when LAUNCH.ed made a call for applications to 3 Day Startup (3DS). It was an exciting three days learning how to come up with ideas, pitch, and work in teams. Even more exciting was the discovery that LAUNCH.ed is available to guide students through the business process (starting out, business plans as well as funding) up to two years after graduation. LAUNCH.ed also recommends opportunities and events to students and this is how I learned about the Georgetown-Santander fellowship. I applied because Read More