Edinburgh Local

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.

Let's Unlock Growth

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The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal is a major investment into the area, where 24% of the population of Scotland live. 

Data-Driven Innovation

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Our Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme reflects the growing importance of data in economic growth, social change, and public services.

Working with 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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Data-Driven Innovation was included in the City Region Deal because rapid growth locally in the technology sector and in world-class data science expertise is fully recognised, as is the potential for further development.