Tickets now on sale 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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THE DATA LAB IS AN INNOVATION CENTRE FOCUSED ON HELPING SCOTTISH INDUSTRY TO CAPITALISE ON A GROWING MARKET OPPORTUNITY IN DATA SCIENCE IN SCOTLAND

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Learning Journey: Strata + Hadoop San Jose, March 2017

Dec 6 2016

After the success of last year's visit to San Jose, The Data Lab in collaboration with Scottish Development International (SDI) are delighted to support a limited number of places to attend the Strata + Hadoop World: Make Data Work Conference in San Jose, California taking place from 13 to 16 March 2017. Passes for the conference will be supplied by The Data Lab.

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Mission Christmas Cash for Kids

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Dec 5 2016

This year, The Data Lab team wanted to do something special for Christmas. This is why we decided to skip Secret Santa at the office, and donate a gift to a child in need instead. And you can help too!

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Online Learning Call

Online Learning Funding Call

Nov 29 2016

Over the last five years there has been an explosion in the number of educational courses provided online. This is no surprise when you consider the potential benefits to the learner. You can learn what you want. You can learn at home. You can learn at your own pace. Online courses have the potential to open up new exciting career opportunities to anyone who has access to the internet. 

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