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 win a free space and 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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At the beginning of Summer 2016, The Data Lab offered four intern positions, allowing university students to work across different areas within the organisation. These summer internships provide an opportunity for them to gain valuable work experience and insights into the Data Science industry that complement their areas of interest and study; while bringing a fresh breeze of millennial input to The Data Lab. We are glad to say that half way through the programme, we are already seeing the benefits from their contributions to our work.

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e-Placement Scotland about to reach 1500 placements

e-Placement Scotland about to reach 1500 placements

Jul 13 2016

e-Placement Scotland, the employability programme introduced to tackle the IT skills gap, is on the cusp of securing its 1500th paid student placement. With just 19 placements to go, they are offering free job advertisements until they reach that magic number. Could you offer a talented student an opportunity within your ogranisation?

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The CivTech® pilot breaks cover

The CivTech® pilot breaks cover

Jul 4 2016

Guest blog by CivTech®


The Scottish Government’s CivTech® pilot brings together private sector innovation, public organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which will translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for users. By asking the talented tech community to solve open challenges rather than closed tenders, we open up the public sector to innovative solutions.

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