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

CivTech 4.0 Challenge – absolutely anyone can apply!

Part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate, CivTech® brings together public sector expertise and private sector creativity to solve real problems, develop new products and deliver better, faster and easier services for everyone. Central to the approach is co-production with the citizen through open challenges. An open challenge system is simply a process by which

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​Understanding Data Layers For Your Business

Guest blog by Yard If you work in the world of digital, it’s likely you’re familiar with the term ‘data layer’, but perhaps you’re wondering what exactly it means. To put it simply, data layers make data collection more efficient and reliable, compiling all data in one place to make it easier to understand website usage

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£1 million milestone reached for Scottish Digital Development Loan

Picture left to right : Stuart Yuill DSL , Andrew Kinsler SMS , Kate Forbes MSP , Liz McCutcheon LESL £50,000 loan helps Aberdeen based oil & gas business increase digital capabilities to support international development The Scottish Government’s Digital Development Loan fund has awarded £1m to Scottish SMEs less than a year since its

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What Translational Funding is and how The Data Lab can help you access it

SBRI funding competition is now open: Artificial intelligence-supported early fracture diagnosis Innovate UK’s Smart awards call is now open for applications The Data Lab can support you in applying for funding sources like these: read on to find out more. Translational funding, such as grants, can be used to bridge the gap in development between early stage technology resulting

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