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Scottish Tourism Toolkit: Technology support with Visit Scotland

Last week, Visit Scotland launched the newest edition of the Scottish Tourism Toolkit. Created by a small group of experienced tourism professionals, the project aims to support and inspire visitor attractions and experiences across Scotland, helping them to react and implement solutions to the new virtual world post-Covid. The Data Lab – Championing Scotland’s tourist

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Creative Informatics Partnership Forum – Have your say!

The Creative Informatics Partnership Forum is taking place online, on Wednesday the 5th of August from 10am – 12noon, register for your free ticket now! Creative Informatics provides funding and development opportunities to individuals and organisations working in any area of the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland, to develop new products, businesses

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A Day In The Life…Marketing Team

John Callagy works as a Marketing & Communications Offer in the Marketing team. Here he writes about what a typical day looks like for him – if there is such a thing! “No two days are the same at The Data Lab”. A phrase that was uttered to me at the start of my journey

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How Scots students are helping make business greener

Published in The National by Multimedia Journalist Emer O’Toole A group of students from a Scottish university are in the process of creating an app that will allow businesses to share resources to be more eco-friendly. Six students from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh won the Data Lab’s global Innovation Week competition in June which tasked

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Regeneration of canals and rivers can improve community health

The regeneration of canals and rivers in cities around the world can result in fewer deaths in neighbouring communities, according to groundbreaking new Scottish research. In a global first, the study led by Glasgow Caledonian University in partnership with Scottish Canals and facilitated by The Data Lab, revealed a faster rate of decline (3% annually)

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