The Data Lab is delivering a three-week Data Science Boot Camp in September 2016. This professional development programme, delivered in partnership with  New York’s globally renowned The Data Incubator, is a great opportunity for individuals who would like to develop their skills further. Find out how you can Sign up for the Data Lab Boot Camp here.

Register your interest for DATAFEST 2017, a first of its kind International Data Innovation Festival coming to Scotland in March 2017


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The Data Lab enables industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from big data.

With a Scotland-wide presence and Hubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is in close proximity to leading industry and university institutions with world-class research in informatics and computer science. Hubs are focused on building relationships locally and delivering a range of activities that span across the three key areas:

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Collaborative Innovation

The main focus of The Data Lab is to strengthen Scotland’s local industry and transfer world-leading research in informatics and computer science into the global marketplace. 

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Skills & Training

The skills needed to exploit the data opportunity are in great demand and short supply. The Data Lab will work with industry and seek to create a pipeline of talented data scientists, equipped with the relevant skills.

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Community Building

The Data Lab connects world-leading researchers and data scientists with local industry and public sector organisations, giving them access to experts who can help collaborate on solutions to key problems.

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Urban Tide's time with a Big Data MSc student

Sep 28 2016

Guest blog post by Urban Tide


We had the pleasure of spending the last few months with Big Data MSc student Christopher Lunny at Urban Tide HQ. During his time with us, Christopher did some really interesting things with Transport for London data and developed some incredible data vizualisations (more on that later.) Before he set off on his next adventure, we sat down around some pizza and found out more about this budding data engineering whiz. 

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Calling all Data Scientists to join our "Office Hours" initiative

Sep 15 2016

The Data Lab is pleased to announce an “Office Hours” initiative aimed at Scottish data science professionals on Friday 7th October 2016.

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Byte Night

The Data Lab takes part at Byte Night

Sep 7 2016

The Data Lab team are sleeping out on the 7th October, whatever the weather, to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness. Every year, 80,000 young people find themselves without a place to stay. We are giving up our beds for one night to make a positive difference to these young people’s lives. 

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