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

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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Call for Proposals: The Data Lab MSc Innovation Week

The Data Lab requires assistance in the preparation and running of our Innovation Week, as part of our 2017/18 MSc Programme. The Data Lab MSc is a fully funded challenge-based learning programme, now entering its third year, supporting 130 students across 11 Scottish Universities. It aims to close the skills gap in data science and

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Mission Christmas – cash for kids

1 in 4 local children are living in poverty. Please help us make their Christmas Day special this year. Last year, £1 million was raised in gifts and cash and made Christmas special for over 18,000 local children, can we do even better this year? Mission Christmas will endeavour to provide over 20,000 children in

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Funding granted for AI building simulation project

Funding has been awarded by The Data Lab to a research project on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in energy efficiency building simulation. Experts from arbnco (formerly known as CO2 Estates) will be working alongside academics from the University of Strathclyde to explore how AI can be combined with data to create more accurate and robust simulations.

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Role Models & Mentors: Mapping & Support

Girl Geek Scotland are keen to reach out to schools, organisations and individuals that have an interest in helping us to develop a Role Model and Mentoring Framework for Digital Technology to support school age girls across Scotland. This is a nationwide initiative funded by the Scottish Government through the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership.

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New Industrial Doctorate projects funded by The Data Lab

The first funding call for Data Science Industrial Doctorate programmes closed successfully at the beginning of this year and we are now excited to announce the funding recipients. After reviewing some very strong proposals, The Data Lab has recently approved to fund for up to 50% Four Industrial Doctorate Projects supervised by three of Scotland’s

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DataFest18 Fringe Events Call Now Open

DataFest18 is all about collaboration. We believe that interaction between different industry sectors and disciplines, academics, data practitioners, students, public sector, and business specialists is a key element towards data driven innovation. DataFest17 hosted 23 fringe events in 4 cities, including a series of training events, debates, a parliamentary event, and schools and college events.

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