Edinburgh Futures Institute

Edinburgh Futures Institute is a new futures-focused space for learning, research, and innovation at the University of Edinburgh. 

The institute is one of six Data-Driven Innovation hubs at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. It is part of a regional power-house for collaboration and data innovation with industry partners, collaborating to use data for good to help make Edinburgh and Scotland a data-driven society and economy. 

The institute offers a new approach to research, education and engagement – by collaborating with industry, government and communities to build a challenge-led and data-rich activity that has demonstrable ethical, social, cultural, economic and environmental impact.  

Edinburgh Futures Institute occupies the restored iconic, category-A listed Old Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, now transformed into a space for multi-disciplinary collaboration, education, research and partnership.  


1 Lauriston Pl, EH3 9EF Google Maps



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  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Bike Stand

Nearest bus stop

Lauriston Place

Header image credit: Photo credit: Keith Hunter

Edinburgh Futures Institute

1 Lauriston Pl, EH3 9EF