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AIMday Digital Frontiers

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Welcome to AIMday Digital Frontiers

The University of Edinburgh will host AIMday Digital Frontiers as a hybrid event on 6 September 2023 at the Bayes Centre, the University’s Innovation Hub for Data Science and AI. 

What is AIMday? 

AIMday® (Academic Industry Meeting day) is based on workshops where challenges submitted by participating companies around a central theme are discussed with academics from relevant university disciplines. 

Read more about the AIMday Concept. 

AIMday Digital Frontiers

Society is currently undergoing an unprecedented transformation due to the continuing development of data and digital technologies. Technologies that are on the horizon today will profoundly impact businesses and society tomorrow. Continued innovation is essential to drive productivity and competitiveness. 

The purpose of this AIMday is to invite leading edge data and digital challenges from industry and the public sector to explore current and future solutions made possible by novel discoveries and advancements in technology. Expertise at the University of Edinburgh is comprehensive, spanning from AI to robotics, from supercomputing to electronics.  

Our Expertise 

The University of Edinburgh School of Informatics is one of the largest institutes of its kind in the UK and Europe. The School is among the top Computer Science and Informatics research institutions in the UK, according to 2021 Research Excellence Framework results, and is this year celebrating 60 since the University established its first research hubs in computer science and AI.  

The University also hosts the UK’s leading supercomputing centre. Our expertise further covers areas of electronics and communications as well as applications of data science across all sectors of society. The breadth of relevant research across is vast including: 

  • data science 
  • supercomputing  
  • electronics 
  • digital communications
  • AI, speech technology, and NLP  
  • robotics 
  • space and satellites  
  • quantum computing 
  • blockchain 
  • cybersecurity 
  • Internet of Things 

Read more about key areas of expertise here. 

You can also watch video highlights from our Digital Frontiers Showcase with experts sharing their expertise in AI, data science, quantum computing, robotics and more.

How to participate 

To participate in AIMday, you need to submit at least one challenge phrased as a question, which you wish to discuss in a small workshop setting. 

Join us at AIMday Digital Frontiers to access expertise across the University’s. Participating companies meet teams of researchers to explore and address the specific challenges each company faces. Each question submitted by a company is tackled by a multi-disciplinary group of academics with the aim of finding pathways to solutions. We are happy to help you come up with or phrase appropriate question(s), so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

One question, one hour, a group of academic experts: that is the AIMday format! 

After the event, our academics can apply for funding from an exclusive funding call, to work with an AIMday participant on their challenge.

Register your attendance at AIMday Digital Frontiers by submitting your question(s) on the registration page for organisations by Wednesday 28 June 2023. 


Read more about participating in AIMday as an academic in the Introduction for researchers and academics. 

Please note that workshops are in general open for other participating organisations to observe where relevant, but closed workshops can be requested if required. 

Your question(s) and (organistion) name will be published on this website. 

We are happy to help you come up with or phrase appropriate question(s), so please do get in touch with organisers at