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

Opportunity awaits at Data Talent Scotland

Securing a job immediately after university is a difficult prospect. You are entering the jobs market along with everyone else in your course, and courses from around the country. This can make it difficult to stand out so it is always wise to try get one step ahead at every opportunity that presents itself. Data

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Last year I was asked to speak at an event for International Women’s day and I choose to speak about the book Hurrah for Gin about surviving being a working mother, wife, friend, daughter and just me! A lot has changed in the world in a year and I have been looking at the theme

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Cancer Innovation Challenge launches the three successful Phase 1 Projects

Today the Cancer Innovation Challenge were proud to launch the three successful Phase 1 Projects for the Innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland SBRI competition. Projects from Canon Medical Research Europe, Jayex Technology and Sharpe Analytics were announced today at a launch event and stakeholder workshop in Edinburgh. Find

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Announcing the latest set of speakers at DataFest18

We’ve already announced an amazing lineup of inspirational speakers we’re looking forward to seeing at DataFest in 3 weeks. Now, we have some very exciting new additions to share with you – the final few keynote speakers across both Data Summit and Data Talent Scotland. These newest additions to DataFest are arguably some of the

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Cancer Innovation Challenge Phase 2 Projects launched

Cancer patients in Scotland could soon be able to share their symptoms with their medical team in real time using new technology after two new projects each received a £100,000 award to progress to the second phase of the prestigious Cancer Innovation Challenge. Enabling cancer patients to share symptoms as they happen has been proven

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University of Edinburgh launches Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

One of the UK’s leading universities has announced plans to appoint 30 highly prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation. The University of Edinburgh is aiming to attract academics across a range of disciplines who will focus on data-enabled research to drive innovation across 10 industrial sectors including space and satellite, health and social care, and

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Cash on the Table for Smart Mobility

Almost £1m to help carry out real-world testing of some of the most innovative transportation technology in the world has been announced in Dundee. The city’s Mobility Innovation Living Laboratory (MILL) is looking for new products, services and business models that can be developed and trialled using the city as a test-bed. Part of a

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Leading Scottish organisations support DataFest18

Image above, L to R: Laurene de Peyrelongue, Merkle Aquila; Gillian Docherty, The Data Lab; Carol Sinclair, NHS NSS; Hugo D’Ulisse, SAS With one foot firmly in the door of 2018 we have our focus locked onto the remaining 6 weeks of preparation before DataFest18. However it is important for us to continually acknowledge those

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