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:
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.
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.
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.
Wood Group are pleased to be collaborating with The Data Lab. By using innovative Data Science, we are helping our clients to resolve some of the pressing issues facing the Oil and Gas Industry today and building for the future.
One thing I can say is your support to us has been phenomenal. You've given us a space to work when our office fell through. You've championed us to the Scottish business community. You've facilitated our meeting with local energy professionals. You've funded part of our research. I could go on. You've simply been amazing!
Data Talent Scotland was a fantastic event and there was a great buzz and enthusiasm for all things data! As a public sector organisation this was a very valuable event for us as it we were able to speak to many graduates who are interested in working for us - far more than any other similar event we have attended in the past. Our workshop and discussions with future data scientists and graduates will help us transform how we use data to change patient healthcare for all of Scotland. Many thanks to Data Lab for this event and we are really looking forward to next year!
I found both weeks I was at Bootcamp to be really beneficial. Not being a programmer or a mathematician it was a challenge but it has pushed me to learn and I am at a point where I can now continue to learn in this area by myself, given the grounding I now have. I don’t think I could have achieved that with any other format than being sat in a room with other students for two weeks.
The Data Lab Innovation Centre is certainly doing an excellent job by bringing in academia and industry together to tackle innovative data related problems. Based on my own experience, the centre is very keen to support projects in the area of Data Analytics, Machine Learning or any data related problem that is innovative and has an impact on the society. The whole process is well streamlined; the criterion to get the fund and support is very clear, and the Data Lab's staff are extremely helpful from the very start of the project's proposal development all the way to project's completion.
Dr. Eyad Elyan
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 11, 2017