Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation

Information technology plays a vital role in every area of today’s industry, commerce and lifestyle. From online shopping, to mobile phones and the systems behind our healthcare and financial services, it impacts on every aspect of our lives.

At the Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation we are dedicated to helping you and your organisation deal with new digital challenges and opportunities as they arise. We can help you to look ahead and shape our digital future.

As part of Edinburgh Napier's School of Computing, we work across every field of computer technology from sensors and mobile networks to data intensive  applications requiring intelligent processing and filtering. We can help you explore not just the technology but how people interact with the technology and how it impacts on society.

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In July 2014 CEC and CISS merged to form CAVES. The new Centre brings together researchers working in a number of areas, bringing new synergies and opportunities for cross-disciplinary working. Our research is centred around the following thematic areas:Computer Games, including Augmented Reality...
The Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security at Napier University is a large and growing research centre with ten RAE-focused academics and many researchers. This group focuses on: e-Health. This includes work on RFID in health care (especially for infection tracking), and...
The centre was merged with CEC in July 2014 to form CAVES. With the theme of providing novel and effective solutions for software and information systems, CISS has involved a spectrum of research areas many of which are of a multi-disciplinary nature.
Social informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the design and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) that takes account of institutional and cultural contexts. Social Informatics research relates to the body of knowledge about the use of ICTs as influenced by institutional...
The Centre for Computing Education Research is managed by the Head of School and is the focus for a wide range of pedagogic research undertaken in the School of Computing.
The centre was merged with CISS in July 2104 to form CAVES. The Centre for Emergent Computing focuses on the development and use of biologically and socially inspired systems in which complex behaviour at the global level emerges from the interaction of large numbers of simple components, in order...
The Centre for Interaction Design undertakes research and knowledge transfer activities on new methods of interaction design and new paradigms and modalities of interaction within a wide range of computationally enhanced environments.


Edinburgh Napier University Resource
Facts and Figures. By 2015 we will be established as one of the leading, modern professional universities in the United Kingdom. We will have an international reputation for the employability of our graduates and for expertise which can be used to directly enhance the lives and prospects of people...
Newsletter 01 Feb 2014 Resource
February 2014 Newsletter. Selected stories about the latest exciting projects and events at the Institute.
Research and Innovation Brochure Resource
At Edinburgh Napier University we have a long history of working closely with business and industry to find viable solutions to real world challenges. We have established the Institutes to streamline our commercial activities, giving you easier access to our expertise and experience.
IIDI Brochure Resource
Information technology plays a vital role in every area of today’s industry, commerce and lifestyle. From online shopping or the applications on our mobile phones, to the systems behind our healthcare or our financial services, it impacts on every aspect of our daily lives.
Profit Through Partnership Brochure Resource
“Our partnership with Edinburgh Napier has resulted in significant product innovation and business benefits.” Paul Levie, General Manager Icopal – Monarfloor Acoustic Systems
Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET Resource
The Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET is based at Edinburgh Napier University and supports women in IT at all stages in their careers. The Centre works with IT employers to help them create a working environment which supports equality and diversity.
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