Congratulations to Alasdair and James


Alasdair Nielson and James Turing were awarded the Enterprise runner up prize at the University of Edinburgh 2016 Inspire Launch Grow awards. The award was for the SolarBerry project which will deliver a self-financing, community-owned offline and off-grid computer lab powered by solar energy with energy-efficient Raspberry Pi computers. This project is already well under … Continue reading Congratulations to Alasdair and James

Prototype SolarBerry working in Edinburgh


Andrew Clark demonstrated the prototype SolarBerry to colleagues and volunteers in Edinburgh. The prototype was to demonstrate the proof of concept and even the sun in Edinburgh was strong enough to power the Raspberry Pi and allow multiple users to connect wirelessly using their phones. Calculations based on the likely solar power available in Malawi … Continue reading Prototype SolarBerry working in Edinburgh

The Turing Trust at the Clinton Global Initiative


James Turing was among 12 Edinburgh University students who took part in an international meeting in California with President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton this April. The SolarBerry project was among the 900 commitments made by students at the conference and was presented in the seminar on the Circular Economy and mentioned specifically by President … Continue reading The Turing Trust at the Clinton Global Initiative

The Turing Trust represented at Global Academies Dinner at Buckingham Palace


James Turing, the director of the Turing Trust, recently attended a dinner at Buckingham Palace. This was hosted by the University of Edinburgh Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, in recognition of the University of Edinburgh’s teaching, research and international partnerships for global impact. He gave a presentation on his own research and on the work … Continue reading The Turing Trust represented at Global Academies Dinner at Buckingham Palace

The Turing Trust receives a Scottish Government Grant


Humza Yousaf, the Minister for Europe and International Development, visited the Turing Trust in Edinburgh on March 9th to announce the awards under the latest round of the Scottish Government’s Small Grants Programme for 2016/17.  The Turing Trust was delighted to have been awarded £60,000 for a project “Improving ICT skills in rural Malawi, powered … Continue reading The Turing Trust receives a Scottish Government Grant

An exciting new CSR partner


  The Turing Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Silicon Valley based start-up, Turing Email. Turing is a brilliant new e-mail client for managing your e-mails more efficiently that is also dedicated to the inspiring Alan Turing. Through this new partnership, built on Alan’s legacy, the Turing Trust hopes to reach … Continue reading An exciting new CSR partner

Innovative Solutions to E-waste with the Lightyear Foundation in Ghana


We’re now repurposing e-waste to realise the education benefits of spent technologies. One of the innovative solutions we’ve come up with for the small amounts of e-waste we have in Ghana is through a partnership with the amazing Lightyear Foundation. As part of the work they do they’ve founded this amazing practical science project known as … Continue reading Innovative Solutions to E-waste with the Lightyear Foundation in Ghana

James Turing runs Kenyan workshop on Solar repair


James Turing, founder of The Turing Trust, travelled to Kenya this summer to run a series of workshops on solar repair. This workshop Brought together e-waste recyclers, solar manufacturers, electronic repair technicians and product designers with University of Edinburgh researchers to address the practical question of what happens to batteries, micro-electronic circuit boards, wires and … Continue reading James Turing runs Kenyan workshop on Solar repair

BIPB come to Ghana for an unforgettable week of IT training


The Turing Trust were lucky enough to host BIPB for a week long training session in Greater Accra. BIPB** are our corporate sponsor, and have been behind us since early in the year. They sent two members of their team from London, and one from New York. This first of a kind training brought together 50 … Continue reading BIPB come to Ghana for an unforgettable week of IT training