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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

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Creative Use of Data Science Could Unlock Cultural Benefits

Four of Edinburgh’s leading cultural organisations are taking part in a £7.6 million initiative that could transform the city’s creative industries through innovative use of data. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, The List, Edinburgh City of Literature Trust, and New Media Scotland have set briefs to drive innovation in the cultural sector – called Challenge

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CogX, The Data Lab, and Innovation in Scotland

Guest blog by Euan Gardner, Senior Information Development Manager, NHS NSS It’s 9am in London, I’m half-dressed in a suit, smell like an accident in an aftershave factory while nursing a coffee and getting ready to speak on a panel. The conference is Cognition X’s excellent CogX conference where most people have more letters in

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Industrial doctorates funding call now open

50% funding available for industrial doctorate projects

A call to fund new industrial doctorate projects is OPEN NOW with a submission deadline of 17:00 on Friday 30th August. Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. We are looking for applications from universities

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Calling all women in digital! Are you looking to take your career to the next level?

Guest blog from Caroline McGonigle of TRC Media Now in its 6th year, TRC’s flagship personal development programme for women in digital, ‘Special Edition’ has gone from strength to strength. With former delegates successfully starting their own businesses, securing significant job promotions, salary increases and board positions….Want to join them? “Previous delegates had told me

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Our “How to get Started” guide for Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance is a popular application of predictive analytics that can help businesses in several industries achieve high asset utilisation and savings in operational costs. Predictive Maintenance (PdM) directly monitors the condition and performance of assets during normal operation to reduce the likelihood of failures. It seeks to predict when maintenance is required; maximising the lifespan of an

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Our new website is now live!

To mark our move into Phase 2, we have refreshed our website and branding. We hope you like our new refreshed brand, highlighting our “Three Pillars” – the main areas where we can help you achieve great things with data. Support to innovate We believe that collaboration is the most effective way to break new

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