Edinburgh Satellite

Edinburgh Satellite

EIT Digital’s Edinburgh Satellite strengthens the UK Node and facilitates access to an attractive Scottish digital ecosystem to all EIT Digital partners.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has a thriving digital sector that turned over £1.14bn in 2017 while Glasgow’s digital sector’s turnover was £1.05bn. Across Scotland there is a vibrant government-supported digital ecosystem which produces many new businesses and jobs.  

Scotland’s digital economy is supported by a network of world-class universities and a strong sense of collaboration and camaraderie.  It has flourishing ecosystems in Fintech, Cyber, Digital Industry, Digital Tech and Digital Wellbeing.

Innovation hotspot

Launched in April 2019, the Edinburgh Satellite is based at the Bayes Centre – an innovation hub for AI, robotics and data science attached to one of the largest computing science research hubs in Europe (https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/about/welcome).

The Edinburgh satellite currently hosts three Doctoral Training Centres across two universities focussed on Cyber Security, Fintech and Digital Identity.

Satellite Office

Supported by the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Innovations, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Funding Council, the Satellite Office is equipped with all the standard EIT Digital communications facilities, meeting rooms and space to accommodate research and innovation activities.

The Edinburgh Satellite is located in the Edinburgh’s Old Town at:

Rm 3.43
Bayes Centre,
47 Potterrow,

Click here for the map.

Arrival by public transport

The Bayes Centre can be easily reached by public transport, both national train routes and local bus services.


Recommended hotels at a walking distance from the Bayes Centre:

Ten Hill Place (4 Star Hotel)
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DS

Hotel Du Vin (4 Star Hotel)
11 Bristol Pl, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton (4 Star Hotel)
19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD


The Bayes Centre is located close to Nicholson Street where you can find numerous restaurants and bars.

Recommended restaurants near to the Bayes Centre:

Field (Restaurant)
41 W Nicolson St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
+44 131 667 7010

Beirut (Restaurant)
24 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX
+44 131 667 9919

For further information about Edinburgh and surrounding areas, please consult the official Edinburgh tourism website.

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