The annual EIE technology investor showcase event has been running since 2008, and has so far supported over 500 tech startups who have collectively secured funding in excess of $1 billion.
EIE21 will feature 35 well-prepared tech companies drawn from across 9 sectors, who will be pitching to investors attending from across the UK, Europe, the USA ,and Asia.
EIE is delivered by The Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh’s innovation hub for data science and artificial intelligence.
The Bayes Centre offers a new kind of collaborative, multidisciplinary proving ground where innovative technological solutions are developed for the benefit of society. EIE sits perfectly within Bayes reflecting its multidisciplinary technological approach to problem solving by having a cohort made up of innovative start-ups from 9 different sectors:
- AI and Data Science
- Energy, Climate and Cleantech
- Digital Health and Medtech
- Fintech and Cybersecurity
- Smart Cities and Mobility
- Robotics and Autonomy
- Internet of Things
- Creative Design and Media Tech
The Bayes Centre’s expertise within business development is shown by its drive to create and run programmes which support cutting edge data-driven tech start-ups and scale-ups.
The Bayes Centre runs the Venture Builder and the Post Covid AI accelerator in collaboration with Edinburgh Innovations. Through programmes like these, in conjunction with EIE, the Bayes Centre expands one of the core pillars of its strategy: tech entrepreneurship.