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University of Edinburgh Expands Start-up Incubator into Robotics

  • Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 30 October 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11012

That the Parliament commends the University of Edinburgh for expanding its Venture Builder Incubator Programme to support more start-up businesses; understands that the incubator programme helps turn research and innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence into commercially viable start-ups; further understands that the funding will support up to 26 new businesses; notes that funding is matched by Barclays Eagle Labs, and understands that the latest group of companies will have the opportunity to receive a share of £100,000 and mentoring from industry experts, as well as access to the Bayes Centre’s facilities in central Edinburgh.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Foysol Choudhury, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Paul O'Kane, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Sue Webber, Tess White