SCOTLAND’S innovation centre for AI and information science, The Information Lab has signed its first partnership settlement south of the Border.
It should work with The Information Shed – a number one Leeds-based information engineering consultancy centered on delivering information transformation tasks that scale back enterprise danger and on understanding the potential of knowledge.
The partnership will increase the profile of The Information Lab in England whereas elevating consciousness of what Scotland can supply when it comes to information expertise and enterprise alternatives.
Coinciding with its entry into the Scottish market because it opens an Edinburgh workplace, The Information Shed hopes its partnership with The Information Lab will facilitate new connections inside Scotland’s booming information financial system.
As The Information Lab’s first platinum associate, the corporate may even be entrance and centre in any respect occasions, inside the innovation centre’s Academy, and on its on-line group of two,700 energetic information and AI fans.
It should even be the one associate for the upcoming Innovation Week, the place all The Information Lab Academy’s MSc information science college students from throughout twelve universities come collectively to resolve real-life issues utilizing information.
Rose Souders, Head of Advertising at The Information Shed, mentioned: “Additional increasing into Scotland is a key focus for the enterprise over the subsequent yr and dealing with The Information Lab is a essential partnership in facilitating this subsequent step.
“We’re desperate to be an energetic participant inside the booming Scottish information scene and purpose so as to add as a lot worth as we are able to to finest serve the info group.
“Being so intently aligned when it comes to our values, particularly round creating information and distributing experience, solely additional cements the choice to associate with The Information Lab.”
The Information Lab, which at the moment has 14 companions, additionally just lately welcomed Auticon – an organisation that promotes the recruitment of neurodivergent expertise – to its partnership programme.
Via a partnership with The Information Lab, organisations can achieve entry to a pipeline of Scottish expertise through the innovation centre’s cross-sector MSc and PhD scholar placement programmes and thru attendance at occasions like Information Expertise, Scotland’s most in depth information and AI recruitment occasion.
Mark Wilkinson, Director of Partnerships and Enterprise Growth at The Information Lab, mentioned: “With a community of over 1,500 firms, public sector organisations and universities, The Information Lab is true on the coronary heart of the Scottish and UK information ecosystems, permitting our companions to capitalise on our in depth information and tutorial and industrial connections.
“Increasing our partnership programme into England will additional strengthen our already strong community, elevate consciousness of what we do exterior of Scotland, and introduce us to new and revolutionary concepts that may assist assist and develop the info group.
“We’re excited to welcome The Information Shed and Auticon to our partnership programme. Their work for the tech sector is unimaginable, and we look ahead to delivering much more influence as our relationship grows.”
The Information Lab’s present companions span the private and non-private sectors throughout a spread of industries and embody Accenture, Aize, Bayes Centre, Code Clan, Fanduel, Forth Level, Keboola, PHS, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Authorities and House Scotland.
To search out out extra about The Information Lab’s partnership programme, go to: https://thedatalab.com/partner-with-us/sponsorships-partnerships/