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RoboticsCats join EIE in Edinburgh

Hello, Edinburgh. Now I’m Here.

Figure 1: St Giles’ Cathedral

I was working in Edinburgh on the week of 5th September 2022. It was my first time in the capital of Scotland. I was lucky to visit some landmarks during this busy 5-day trip: Calton Hill, Royal Mile, St Giles’ Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle. There are many historical buildings in this charming harbour city. The weather was ever-changing.

I collaborated with the BBC Click on an interesting project. The filming was taken place at the Bayes Centre of the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday, 6th September. We originally planned to do the filming in a conference room in the Bayes Centre. In the end, we did it outdoors on the rooftop in a beautiful sunny afternoon. Kudos to the BBC Click team’s amazing idea.

Figure 2: The BBC Click team

We Will Rock You

I joined my cohorts to participate in the two-day EIE22 Countdown event on 8th and 9th September. The venue was the RBS Business School in Gogarburn.

EIE (Engage Invest Exploit) is an Investor Readiness Programme that offers the most advanced start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to undergo an intensive programme to become more investor ready. EIE is delivered by the Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh’s innovation hub for data science and artificial intelligence.

There are 36 cohorts in the EIE 2022 programme. RoboticsCats is very fortunate to be one of them. The programme started in March with hybrid onsite and online training sessions to prepare the cohorts for the EIE Conference Day on 6th October 2022. It is an online event where each cohort will make their pitches for investment to international investors. Renowned speakers from government and business and the tech sector are all a part of the EIE Conference Day. It is a great networking and matchmaking opportunity! Choose your pass and join us!

Figure 3: Bob Keiller and Derrick Thomson shared their story-telling skills with the EIE22 cohorts in the Countdown event

The EIE22 Countdown was an in-person onsite event focusing on story-telling and pitching. It was very interactive. On Thursday morning, we learned from experts Bob Keiller, Derrick Thomson, and Maryanne Johnston how to convey our message effectively.

Figure 4: Maryanne Johnston shared how to deliver key messages in an elevator pitch

After lunch, we worked together to sharpen our investor pitch. I joined the other founders to do a one-minute presentation to each other. In the late afternoon, there was an intense hour of speed pitching by the cohorts to an assembled audience of business guests from the EIE network. One-minute one-to-one investor pitch. It was an invaluable practice to receive direct feedback and perfect our elevator pitch.

Less is more.

We Are the Champions

It was an unusual bittersweet Thursday evening. A piece of heartbroken news popped up on our smartphones. Before the dinner, we toasted to Her Majesty and saluted Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to the world.

Figure 5: “Grief is the price we pay for love.”

Thank the EIE team, the mentors, and the cohorts. They are professional, helpful and insightful. We shared good things and mistakes in the two-day Countdown event. We learned from each other and worked as a team to improve ourselves.

Thank you for everything.


Please contact us at info@roboticscats.com if you have any question or suggestion.

By Andre Cheung

I am lucky working in the ICT industry in the past 20 years to collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers to use technologies to change the way we work, live, play and learn! I have strong interests in cloud computing, AI and information security. “It is the technologies marry with liberal arts, marry with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing!”

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