Impact

Tech for Social Good

From drones to big data and 3D printing, Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies have huge development potential. Shapers in the Edinburgh Hub want to harness emerging technologies for the benefit of people and society, particularly impacting three areas of urban development: equitable education, emergency response and affordable housing.

Shapers will explore the questions: How can we use drones to deliver AEDs to heart attack victims and social media to train local citizens to become first responders? How can 3D printing be used to build affordable, fast and cost-efficient homes for the homeless? How can we prepare young people for the jobs of the future through 4IR-related apprenticeships?

Shapers will use emerging solutions to solve some of the city's most enduring challenges.