Hot Tin Roof strengthens relationship with the University of Edinburgh

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.

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