The University of Edinburgh

A tool for understanding the role of SHAPE subjects in generating technological innovation to address major challenges

SHAPE subjects are as important as STEM in developing the technological innovations needed to address major challenges: from achieving Net Zero, to harnessing the benefits of AI, and designing future health and care systems.

This tool:

– Defines eight key dimensions across which SHAPE subjects have a significant role to play in developing new technology.

– Helps STEM researchers to identify SHAPE colleagues in the University of Edinburgh whose research can contribute to their challenge-led research.