The Bayes Centre

What is it?

EIE is a showcase of Scotland’s most innovative companies but our attendees come from all over the world. Immerse yourself in a dynamic fusion of ideas and success stories from Scotland’s thriving tech ecosystem. Share the room with a stellar line-up of speakers and some of Scotland’s highest-growth tech companies, leaving you inspired and armed with the insights to foster new connections.

Since 2008 EIE has helped over 500 companies to raise more than $1.5 Billion in investment. It sits within the Bayes Centre, at the heart of the University of Edinburgh and is a thought leader in Scotland’s tech ecosystem.

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Based at Bayes

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 10 different sectors:

  • AI and Data Science
  • Creative Design and Media Tech
  • Energy, Climate and CleanTech
  • Fintech and Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things
  • One Health
  • Robotics and Autonomy
  • Satellites and SpaceTech
  • Smart Cities and Mobility
  • Tourism and Festivals

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 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.