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Benefit from a partnership with us
Partnership is at the heart of how The Data Lab works as an Innovation Centre. Our mission is to help Scotland maximise value from data — and lead the world to a data-powered future. This can only be achieved through collaboration with public and private sector partners. Our whole ethos is about moving forward with companies to help them gain the most benefits from the power of data.
We build partnerships with businesses in two main ways:
- by helping companies collaborate with data specialists.
- by providing partnership opportunities.
Both of these bespoke services will help your company innovate and grow.
In addition, in 2022 we are launching The Data Lab Academy, and are actively looking for partners to work with us on this exciting project to grow Scotland’s data and AI talent pool.
Collaborate With Specialists
We provide contacts, funding and project management support to enable businesses like yours to collaborate with data science researchers and specialists, on innovative and beneficial data projects.
Partnership and sponsorship opportunities
Linking up with The Data Lab as a Partner is a cost-effective way to raise your visibility amongst Scotland’s data science community. We’ll help you reach key audiences using a flexible approach that offers year-round opportunities.
Partner with The Data Lab Academy
Since 2014, we have provided full scholarship funding to over 880 students on MSc courses in Data and AI-related subjects at 11 Scottish Universities. We also help these students to develop their employability skills — preparing them for the world of work.
The newly launched Data Lab Academy aims to grow the IMPACT of this work. With the support of our Partners, we aim to reach out to all the students on the MSc courses we support (not just our funded students) and offer them access to our networking, employability skills and work placement training.
Businesses harness the power of data
New jobs in data
Speak to one of our partnership team to find out how we can help your business meet its goals.
Find out how we’ve helped Scotland’s businesses leverage the power of data:
Driving Value from Data Case Study: NatureScot Supporting a Net-Zero Future
Biodiversity and nature play a key part in meeting climate change and net zero goals. NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. They work to protect and restore nature by inspiring everyone to value our natural world. Philippa Vigano, Innovative Technologies Programme Manager, recently completed our […]
Data Leaders Case Study: Social Bite
Beginning life as a small café in Edinburgh in 2012, Social Bite has become an internationally renowned charity, supporting people facing homelessness or facing barriers to employment. In the last decade, it has also established several programmes, such as The Social Bite Village, free food provision, and globally renowned campaigns including Sleep in the Park. […]
News about our work helping businesses:
ChatGPT: Hype vs Reality – Answering our Event Follow-up Questions
Our recent event, “ChatGPT: ‘Next Big Thing’ or passing trend?” sparked a lively discussion on the potential impact of this ground-breaking AI technology on society and the future of work. Joining us on our panel was Dr Gina Helfrich, from the Centre for Technomoral Futures at Edinburgh Futures institute, Alex Velinov, CTO at Tag Digital, […]
Our CEO Brian Hills addresses our obligations in the era of AI
In this editorial, our CEO Brian Hills discusses the news headlines that claim AI could lead to the extinction of humanity. The opinions on AI have always been split between those who believe that it can improve our lives and those who fear that it will eventually take over our jobs and lead to an […]
The Data Lab CEO recognised as an influential data leader
Brian Hills, the CEO of The Data Lab, has been included in the DataIQ 100 – a power list of the most influential people in data and analytics – for the second consecutive year. The annual list, published following an awards ceremony on 2 March, includes an enviable who’s who of the data sector, as […]
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