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What's the data-driven innovation (DDI) initiative?

Scotland's Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative, led by University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, is a ten-year data-based collaboration programme across public, private and third sectors. DDI aims to increase the Scottish economy, by driving public and private sector investment and making data work for everyone - ensuring opportunities are open to all Scottish businesses.

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The data lab - home of Scottish data innovation

The Data Lab's core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data. It does this by strengthening Scotland's local industry, transforming world-leading research in informatics and computer science into the global marketplace. It also helps develop the next generation of data scientists and builds and connects Scotland's data community.

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Datafest - Scotland's two-week data festival

Scotland's festival of data innovation takes place in March every year, and brings together data experts and offers opportunities for companies to network and explore how data can be used to grow business. World-class speakers and an exciting fringe event make Datafest a must for Scottish companies who want to grow and benefit from data knowledge.

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EiE - Scotland's premier investor showcase

EiE is Scotland's annual technology investor platform and conference. Scotland's most promising innovative, data-driven, high-growth companies come face-to-face with investors. The 2019 cohort work in fields that include AI and data science, robotics and autonomy, fintech and cybersecurity, digital health and medtech and the internet of things.

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