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The Data Lab enables industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from big data.

With a Scotland-wide presence and Hubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is in close proximity to leading industry and university institutions with world-class research in informatics and computer science. Hubs are focused on building relationships locally and delivering a range of activities that span across the three key areas:

Collaborative Innovation

The main focus of The Data Lab is to strengthen Scotland’s local industry and transfer world-leading research in informatics and computer science into the global marketplace.

Skills & Talent

The skills needed to exploit the data opportunity are in great demand and short supply. The Data Lab will work with industry and seek to create a pipeline of talented data scientists, equipped with the relevant skills.

Community Building

The Data Lab connects world-leading researchers and data scientists with local industry and public sector organisations, giving them access to experts who can help collaborate on solutions to key problems.

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