From food production and climate change, to exploring Space and genetically-tailored healthcare, the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative is a network of innovation hubs that bring researchers together to delve into the world’s most pressing challenges – using data to innovate. The initiative was created by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University to increase data skills and build academic-industry partnerships that can make a positive difference in society. The DDI hubs have expertise and facilities to help 10 industrial sectors become more innovative through data. The University of Edinburgh hosts the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh Futures Institute, Easter Bush campus, and Usher Institute. Heriot-Watt University leads on the National Robotarium. Both Universities are proud to deliver the initiative as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, aiming to establish Edinburgh as the data capital of Europe.