News & blog

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

Join us in taking DataFest20 #BeyondData

It’s always an exciting time for us, planning and looking forward to bringing you another amazing DataFest event. DataFest has grown each year, and now runs over two weeks, with more events and participants every year, showing how much interest, enthusiasm and collaboration there is around data science in Scotland. DataFest19 was our most ambitious

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Calling all those interested in the potential of AI in healthcare!

On 24 September 2019, the Cancer Innovation Challenge, an initiative led by The Data Lab in collaboration with the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) and Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS), will be celebrating the outcomes of an exciting project funded through its funding competition to find innovative data science solutions to improve cancer

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NTT DATA invites Scottish technology startups to enter its 10th Open Innovation Contest

Winning startups launch their innovative ideas with the support of NTT DATA’s global resources and client network NTT DATA has announced the launch of its 10th international Open Innovation Contest. The global technology leader invites startup businesses around the globe to submit ideas for new technologies that can make the world a better place. Worldwide, regional contests will

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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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Innovation Week 2019 – the flagship event of our MSc programme

Blog by Marian Dunbar, Skills Co-ordinator, The Data Lab At the beginning of June, the whole The Data Lab MSc 2018/19 cohort gathered together for one of the most important events of The Data Lab MSc programme – Innovation Week.  This is our flagship event where students get to apply the data science and AI skills

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