Posts Tagged ‘University of Edinburgh’

Hot Tin Roof strengthens relationship with the University of Edinburgh

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Hot Tin Roof, a leading independent PR agency, today announced its appointment by Scottish Enterprise and The University of Edinburgh to deliver a short-term contract for EPIS, the Edinburgh pre-Incubator Scheme.

The agency has been tasked with marking the culmination of this pioneering scheme and the key role played in its success by Scottish Enterprise. The Edinburgh-based agency specialises in technology start-ups and will profile two EPIS case studies: Carbon Masters and Interface3.

Carbon Masters is a carbon management consultancy and the brainchild of Kevin Houston and Som Narayan who met while studying for The University of Edinburgh’s pioneering MSc in Carbon Management.  Having launched Carbon Guru, a suite of sector-specific carbon management accounting tools, Houston has already been headhunted to advise the EU Commission on a major initiative in energy efficiency and the IT industry.

Interface3 is a pioneering multi-touch software company that has developed award winning applications including Chromabeats an e-learning game that aims to revolutionise music education for primary children.

Hot Tin Roof has worked with The University of Edinburgh previously, producing web content for a number of websites including Infomatics Ventures and Theia. The agency has also been involved in providing a mentor for undergraduate companies on LaunchEd and has delivered a number of training courses for the University’s transferable skills programme.

Sarah Lee Hot Tin Roof’s Director comments:  “Hot Tin Roof’s heart lies in the fast paced dynamic energy of the start up sector, so to work with Epis is a real privilege.  Supported by Scottish Enterprise, the programme is unique among UK universities and has a phenomenal track record of producing extraordinary new enterprises.  We are honoured to be associated with it.”

For more information contact Sarah Lee.

As featured in PR Week and The Drum.

TheoryMine finds formula for the ultimate Christmas gift

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Flaminia Cavallo, Managing Director of TheoryMine


Pythagoras made his name with his and Einstein spent more than a decade developing E=MC^2. But this Christmas you can buy a place in mathematical history for your very own genius and name a theorem after them forever.

As a new novelty gift idea , TheoryMine is giving you the chance to name a newly discovered and totally unique mathematical theorem after your loved ones, teachers, friends, pets and even yourself. So if you know someone who dreams of becoming the next Pythagoras but balks at the thought of thousands of hours of academic study, a personalised theorem could be the perfect gift.

TheoryMine generates theories using one of the world’s most advanced computerised theorem provers and your theorem, once proved, stays true forever. Even diamonds will be destroyed in the heat death at the end of the universe, but theorems will survive.

According to mathematical tradition, the author of a theorem is entitled to name it for posterity and for just £15 you can buy your own personal theorem. A certificate of ownership is included in the price.

Flaminia Cavallo, Managing Director of TheoryMine says: “A theorem is a formula that is true always and everywhere. It is a thing of beauty that has always fascinated mathematicians. We need theorems to send satellites around the world and to make buildings stand up. Mathematicians spend months or even years working to prove a theorem but our programme enables us to prove a theorem automatically . Who knows, one day Flaminia’s Theorem might help us understand our world a little better!”

TheoryMine is based on decades of world-class research into automated reasoning and artificial intelligence undertaken at the University of Edinburgh. It uses grammars of theories and theorems to generate candidates, filters out the obviously false and uninteresting ones, then uses automated reasoning to see which of the remainder it can prove.

The reasoning in the proof of the theorem is deductive, so contains no element of probability or uncertainty. Since theorems are abstract objects that are not subject to wear and tear you can promise your loved one that you have bought them a gift that will last forever.

To find out more or to purchase your theorem, visit www.theorymine.co.uk.


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