Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge

Oct 05 2017 to Oct 08 2017

Venue: Codebase Edinburgh

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The Data Lab is excited to announce the launch of the Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge, starting with a 3 day event from 5th to 8th October 2017 which will bring together teams of technology professionals and students with tourism- and festival-related experts to analyse a range of tourism-related data and help take steps to solve the current problems in Scottish tourism industry.

Working on previously inaccessible data from organisations such as Historic Environment Scotland, Visit Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh, teams will develop data driven ideas and prototypes for new products, services or tools that would benefit the tourism industry in Edinburgh. These could include models that predict or forecast the details of the Edinburgh tourism population; services that support simpler navigation and planning throughout Edinburgh; tools that encourage destination discovery or data visualisations that help reimagine the tourism industry.

Not only will novel insights be derived from the opportunity to work on real organisation’s data, but one to one follow on support will be offered for every idea created during the event to help find the best routes to develop and commercialise them. The Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge has up to £15,000 in further funding to help support the ideas created at the first weekend event, as part of a longer project. Also, the event offers an invaluable networking opportunity with industry leading organisations, universities and top technology talent.

If you are in attending the event as a participant, please sign up here.

If you are a company interested in data sharing or mentoring during the event, please email The Data Lab skills department here.

*Please sign up as soon as possible as the spaces are limited.


Codebase Edinburgh, 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH3 9DZ


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