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BHS 2023: Modern hybrid event, tech-driven & inclusive

Over three particularly chilly days in March, the British Hip Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting received a very warm welcome in Edinburgh. Professional conference organiser Jai Mistry, Director of MiCE Organiser Ltd - who has organised the BHS annual meetings for 12 consecutive years - talks us through how he worked with our in-house team to make the first EICC event such a resounding success. 

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Taking action to restore nature

IN 2022, the EICC entered into a partnership with RSPB Scotland, in an effort to restore one of the world’s most important, if undervalued habitats, the peatlands of Scotland.

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Edinburgh’s Medical Excellence

Internationally renowned as a historic centre for medicine, the Scottish capital has much to offer conferences with a focus on life sciences. 

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Creating an environment where world-changing ideas are born

The EICC’s new academic advisory board, the Exchange Initiative, is here to highlight the vital role that senior academics play in attracting international association conferences to the city, while shining a spotlight on Scottish universities.

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The Business School has been recognised by the prestigious organisation

Edinburgh Napier University has earned business accreditation from AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.

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NHS Lothian takes further steps to tackle climate change

NHS Lothian has taken further steps in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, tackle climate change and improve long-term sustainability by extending and introducing new roles.

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Heriot-Watt commits expertise to modernise Ukraine's war-torn energy infrastructure

Heriot-Watt University has pledged to aid in the restoration of Ukraine’s war-shattered energy infrastructure.  

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Homeless World Cup teams up with Heriot-Watt University and Oriam to tackle social exclusion and ignite change

The Homeless World Cup has forged a ground-breaking partnership with Heriot-Watt University and Oriam to tackle the pressing challenges of social exclusion and deprivation head-on.

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Edinburgh Napier University agrees strategic partnership with FinTech Scotland

Edinburgh Napier University has announced a strategic partnership with FinTech Scotland – the cluster management organisation which supports the fast-growing industry.

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Report reveals positive impact of Culture Collective Programme on communities and creative practitioners

QMU has released the findings of its research report commissioned by Creative Scotland to evaluate the Culture Collective programme

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£46.3m funding boost to shine light on dark genome

Research into how people’s genetic code can influence health and disease – including the vast regions of DNA whose function is unclear – has secured major financial investment.

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Entrepreneur supports QMU students to bring agricultural heritage museum to life

For the third year in a row, Scottish tech entrepreneur, George Mackintosh is providing an award programme which will see QMU students help Papple Steading transform into an impressive agricultural heritage centre which celebrates the rich history of the agricultural revolution.

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Poverty intensifies mental health problems for parents and children

Living in poverty for long stretches of time can intensify mental health issues in the family, a new study from Heriot-Watt University finds.

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The Princess Royal opens new science and engineering building

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened the new Nucleus building at King’s Buildings campus.

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NHS Lothian welcomes HRH The Princess Royal to officially open the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences

NHS Lothian has today (Wed 5 July) welcomed HRH The Princess Royal to officially open the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) and Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN).


Prof Liz Hughes among 75 nurses and midwives in special list to mark 75th birthday of NHS

An Edinburgh Napier professor has been recognised for their ‘transformative’ work as part of a landmark list created to celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS.

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Heriot-Watt named Scotland's first 'White Ribbon' university

Heriot-Watt has become Scotland’s first university to achieve White Ribbon status in recognition of its commitment to address gender-based violence.

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Pioneering dementia research project races ahead

Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart and inventor and engineer Sir James Dyson joined forces to mark the official launch of an ambitious project that aims to uncover the causes of dementia.

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Case studies of transformational reform programmes offer new learning for the reform of children’s services in Scotland

The second report for a unique research project into models of reforming children’s services has been published today by CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection. 

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EICC partners with RSPB Scotland to mitigate carbon & restore nature

Marshall Dallas, CEO of EICC, says he believes it is the moral responsibility of businesses to take steps to reduce their environmental impact. “It’s vital we preserve our planet for future generations to come,” he says. “Our partnership with RSPB Scotland allows us to invest in nature-based solutions to tackle and mitigate the impact of climate change and the devastating loss of nature.”

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Quantum lab set to boost discoveries

Edinburgh scientists are set to lead a major new research programme to expand the University’s world-leading expertise in quantum computing.

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Master jury selects Heriot-Watt spinout for top sustainability award

Just weeks after winning a public vote, a spinout from Heriot-Watt University is celebrating again after its product was awarded Sustainable Design of the Year in the 2022 Dezeen Awards. 

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Academics receive medal awards from the RSE

Two academics in the fields of quantum science and biomaterials have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to science by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

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Smart cities report recommends ways for local governments to go digital

Global survey involving ENU finds more than half lack plans to guide new technology.

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Ancient disease has potential to regenerate livers

Leprosy is one of the world’s oldest and most persistent diseases but the bacteria that cause it may also have the surprising ability to grow and regenerate a vital organ.

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Hunt begins for genes to unlock mystery of ME

A quest to find the genetic signal to one of the world’s most puzzling medical conditions is being led by Edinburgh researchers.


WiFi trial to help give students better tram journeys

Edinburgh Trams is joining forces with Edinburgh Napier University to provide seamless digital connectivity for students, researchers, and staff.


Robotics research shortlisted for education Oscar!

Research led by Heriot-Watt University has been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Higher Education THE Awards 2022.

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Record-breaking global Cleft Care Congress, Cleft 2022, opens at the EICC

Cleft 2022 sees its highest attendance level of the congress to date.


EICC announces raft of conference wins for 2023

Large scale events lined up for 2023 expected to bring thousands of delegates and provide millions of pounds of economic benefit to Edinburgh and region.


We're proud to work with our city's universities as part of the Exchange Initiative Advisory Board.