NITIM Summer School 2023 – Shaping the Future

Published on 31. Juli 2023

NITIM Graduate School 2023 was hosted by The University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering and the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI)

In line with Edinburgh’s strategic vision for Data-Driven Innovation making the city Europe’s Data Capital by 2030, the NITIM 2023 Graduate School (alongside ICE 2023 Conference), had a specific focus on data-driven engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. We specifically discussed socio-technical issues in engineering, how these shape the design of products and services, and what innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial processes are involved.

The Doctoral school featured two special keynotes:

​and a very topical workshop on Generative AI – The future of everything or its end? with Dr James Stewart, Dr Vassilis Galanos, Dr Matjaz Vidmar.

We had a record number of 27 participants working in 8 groups through 6 intensive presentation and discussion sessions. Given such a high number of participants, we are particularly grateful to the amazing team of 16 faculty mentors.

Alongside the core doctoral school activities, we also networked through a number of social events:

  • Welcome Dinner:
    Pizza Posto, South Bridge
  • ​Pub Meal:
    Sailisburys’ Arms, Newington
  • Whisky Tasting:
    Edinburgh University Whisky Society, Teviot Committee Room, George Square
  • Exploratory Tour:
    National Museum of Scotland, George IV Bridge
  • Closing Dinner:
    Le Cote, New Town
  • Optional trekking:
    Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park

See you in 2024 in Madeira!

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