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Connect wins 12-month contract with Data-Driven Innovation initiative

A robot appears in a blue circle to the left of this image. To the right of the robot are the connect and DDI logos.

It is always exciting to win a new contract, but the Connect team is particularly pleased that our latest success is thanks to a unanimous vote.

The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative team scored us highest in three independent evaluations, praising our editorial approach in particular.

Following an in-depth tender process, we were chosen by the Edinburgh-based DDI to deliver a number of campaigns and develop a range of communications assets..

Our content-based approach, ideas and strong and successful track record impressed the judging panel. 

Over the next 12 months we will support DDI to raise awareness of the initiative’s positive impact and success stories. This will include the production of DDI’s detailed Annual Report, which will showcase 20 case studies from its innovation hubs. 

We will also run a comprehensive and strategic social media campaign about the groundbreaking projects under way.

The DDI’s various teams are focused on finding answers to some of the world’s most pressing problems – from food production to the climate emergency. 

The £660 million initiative’s research and development is all taking place right here in Scotland, in Edinburgh’s university district. This includes at the state-of-the-art glass and chrome Bayes Centre on Potterrow and at the former Royal Infirmary on Lauriston Place, which will soon reopen as the Edinburgh Futures Institute following an extensive refurbishment. 

DDI is also home to the world’s largest supercomputer, housed at the Edinburgh International Data Facility.  

We have had the pleasure of working with the DDI previously, including to produce the 2022 Annual Review. 

Our Managing Director Alan Ramsay said: “It’s always brilliant to welcome a client back, particularly when we hear we scored the highest on all the independent evaluations of the tenders.

“It’s a really exciting initiative delivering real impact to Edinburgh and South East Scotland, so we’re looking forward to telling their stories to a wide variety of stakeholders in many different formats.”

If you would like to discuss our work and how we can help you achieve your communication and/or publishing goals, please reach out to our team on +44(0) 141 561 0300 or email us at hello@connectmedia.cc