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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:
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:
Marking ChatGPT’s Homework with TDL’s Data Scientists
Recently The Data Lab team asked ChatGPT to write a blog post on the ‘𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯’. While this is unlikely to be the first or the last time that ChatGPT is called on to help with an assignment, its responses were telling – illustrating both the benefits and […]
Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc’s Innovation Challenge 2 Awards £86,000 in Funding
Five companies have been awarded funding as part of Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc’s (MSIP) second Innovation Challenge. MSIP and partners The Data Lab, CENSIS and Dundee City Council, are providing project funding of over £86,000, towards a total project cost of over £136,000. MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, […]
Data trends for 2023 – As predicted by ChatGPT
While the questions for this blog piece were prompts from The Data Lab team (generated from points that the model had put forward), this entire article was written by AI chatbot, ChatGPT It is difficult to predict specific data trends for 2023 as they can change rapidly, but some likely possibilities include an increased focus […]
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