The Data Lab - Scotland's Innovation centre for data and AI.

Find out how The Data Lab helps to harness opportunities, connect people and ideas and develops knowledge and expertise.

The Data Lab's mission is to create the world’s most impactful data community: a thriving, connected society powered by data – one where cross-sector conversations, creativity, and collaboration ignite and sustain the sparks of ground-breaking ideas, products and societal advances.

They help companies, organisations, and individuals capitalise on opportunities within the data science field. With an extended network of over 1,500 companies, public sector organisations and universities, they work to make Scotland the global leader in data innovation.

The Data Lab Funding Finder is an innovative search tool that leverages data and AI to navigate the complex UK funding ecosystem. The Data Lab Funding Finder is free, easy to use and an essential tool for anyone seeking UK research and development grant funding.

The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data. Digital solutions, expert guidance and funding are available to companies through the hub, allowing them to explore and evaluate their processes, make operational savings, de-risk investments and become more digital savvy.

The Data Lab Community was created to enable data and AI professionals, students and enthusiasts to connect, collaborate, learn and grow. With over 3,500 members there are active discussion boards, mentoring spaces and lots of relevant and topical events. Its free to join and easy to get started.

A central part of the Data Lab’s remit is to improve knowledge and awareness around data in Scotland and to strengthen existing skill sets and nurture a pipeline of data talent into Scottish organisations. From entry level to leadership and broader awareness The Data Lab have courses that can help individuals and organisations go further with data.