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

DataFest21 Launch event 25th March 2021

Join us as we launch DataFest21

DataFest is back for 2021 and we’ll be starting the year off with a fantastic free virtual event on the 25th of March We will have a speaker addressing climate change and a discussion panel that will set the scene for our three themed DataFest weeks – #OurFuture, #OurPeople and #OurPlanet. The event will also

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Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics funding opportunities in Edinburgh and SE Scotland

Creative Informatics funding opportunities for the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland – applications open now!        Creative Informatics provides funding and development opportunities to creative individuals and organisations that would like develop new products, businesses and experiences using data. If you’re looking to power new ideas in your organisation, develop a creative product

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Sea Spyder & TORCH : An intuitive platform for the Global Whisky Market

After spotting a gap in the Premium Spirits sector, the Sea Spyder team set out to build a dashboard that companies could make high value decisions with. Their aim is to offer an intuitive platform with actionable insights, allowing users to tap into data that helps them answer important industry questions. Following multiple entrepreneur programs

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Motivated data students seek organisations with real life data problems

We have 160 students studying a range of MSc courses in AI, data science and data engineering, including in health and social science domains, at universities across Scotland. We’re looking for organisations with ideas for short 8-12 week data science projects so our students can put their technical skills to work in the real world.

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MSc Placement Programme Success Stories: Ecaterina Vidrascu

MSc Placement Programme Success Stories: Ecaterina Vidrascu

Ecaterina Vidrascu joined the Data Lab MSc placement programme in May 2020, while undertaking her course in Data Science at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU).  She did her placement as an Alexa Skill Developer at TL Tech – Smart Home Solutions. It was so successful that TL Tech offered her a permanent position and she

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Welcoming our new MSc students in a year like no other

Our new cohort of data talent was given the warmest virtual welcome On Wednesday 28 October, we welcomed the year of 2020-21 onto The Data Lab MSc Programme.  In a year like no other, in a global COVID pandemic, ensuring that this cohort of new data talent gets the maximum from our programme is more

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The Data Lab MSc Programme Funding Call for 2021-22 

Scottish Universities – apply for course funding The Data Lab MSc is a collaborative programme between The Data Lab, Scottish Universities and industry partners, which aims to develop talented data scientists and engineers to support the Scottish economy. This call is open to Scottish Universities to apply to receive £6000 per student to cover MSc

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