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City Region Deal

Our aim is to work with partners to establish the region as the data capital of Europe, attracting investment, fuelling entrepreneurship and delivering inclusive growth.

Proud to be part of the City Region Deal

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Data-Driven Innovation is a major part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Data-Driven Innovation

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The Data-Driven Innovation initiative is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, and aims to help organisations and all our citizens benefit from the data revolution.

Growth Plan for Industry

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With our combined track record and expertise in data science, the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University are well-placed to help private, public, and third sector partners benefit from data-driven innovation, with academics from many disciplines contributing.

Data Capital of Europe

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Ambitious plans to establish the City Region as data capital of Europe received the backing of the UK and Scottish governments when Data-Driven Innovation was agreed as a key part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal in 2017.