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Data talent for industry

Project summaries

We’re funding a diverse range of projects across 10 target sectors, from FinTech and Financial Services to helping schools embed data skills in the curriculum. Here’s an overview of activity we are supporting so far

Edinburgh International Data Facility

The Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) is the high-powered analytics and storage service that supports research and data-driven innovation in the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland region and beyond.  

Growth plan for industry

Data-Driven Innovation is designed around five challenge areas that together will unlock benefits for the City Region’s citizens, services, and businesses.

We’re aiming to meet a number of ambitious targets by 2030, which include improving digital skills in the workforce and helping organisations across the private, public, and third sectors make better use of data.

Our sector experts

Meet our industry sector leads, who help to create challenge-based collaborations by connecting public, private and third sector organisations with our data-driven innovaton hubs and world-class academic communities.

How we can help

We’re working with businesses, the public sector and charities to improve products and services – and develop new ones – with four interlinked areas of activity: skills and talent; data analysis; research partnerships; and consultancy.



Ten sectors

We’re aiming to help organisations across 10 industrial sectors, from fintech and tourism, to healthcare and creative industries. Here’s a snapshot of the potential for each area. Contact one of our sectoral leads to find out more.


Case studies

We have an impressive track record of applying data science expertise to challenges across industrial sectors.