James Blake and Siobhán O’Connor from the RSE Young Academy of Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University launched a short film called “Our Future Scotland ” at Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 16th May 2018.
As Scotland’s National Academy, the RSE’s Fellowship hails from sector that range from the arts, business, science and technology and academia. This range of expertise enables the RSE to take part in a host of activities such as providing independent and expert advice to Government and Parliament, supporting aspiring entrepreneurs through mentorship, facilitating education programmes for young people and engaging the general public through educational events.
YAS member Elizabeth Fairley arrived at Babson College in Boston this week as part of the 2013 Saltire Fellowship. The cohort of 19 extremely talented individuals had the weekend to settle into their new homes after an action packed induction week at the RBS Business School in Gogarburn.
Keynote speakers throughout the week included Iain MacGregor who talked about how to grow your business to a £50m turnover, Professor Les Charm, from Babson College, who will introduce the Fellows to entrepreneurial leadership, Kenny Kemp, Editor of Business Quarterly Scotland who discussed his career in covering the entrepreneurial landscape and Hugh Griffith, who shared his business experiences which include pioneering a ground-breaking treatment for children suffering from Leukaemia.
Young Academy Member Dr Per Ola Kristensson has been tipped as one of the young innovators most likely to “change the world.” The computer scientist is one of 35 top young innovators named by the prestigious MIT Technology Review.
For over a decade, the global media company has recognised a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to “transform the world.” Dr Kristensson joins a stellar list of technological talent; previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr.
Emily is a Professor of Social Robotics, based at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology. She completed undergraduate studies in psychology and dance in California, followed by an MSc in cognitive psychology as a Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand, and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College.