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A Unique Service for Academia and Industry

The Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) is a growing set of data and compute services developed to support the Data Driven Innovation Programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Our goal is to support learners, researchers and innovators across the spectrum, with services from data discovery through simple learn-as-you-play-with-data notebooks to GPU-enabled machine-learning platforms for driving AI application development.

EIDF and the Data-Driven Innovation Initiative

Launched at the end of 2018, the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) programme is one of six funded within the Edinburgh & South-East Scotland City Region Deal. The DDI programme aims to make Edinburgh the “Data Capital of Europe”, with ambitious targets to support, enhance and improve talent, research, commercial adoption and entrepreneurship across the region through better use of data.

The programme targets ten industry sectors, with interactions managed through five DDI Hubs: the Bayes Centre, the Usher Institute, Edinburgh Futures Institute, the National Robotarium, and Easter Bush. The activities of these Hubs are underpinned by EIDF.