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Data Science: Partnerships for Innovation

We all collect data through our web sites but how many businesses understand the value of it, or how to exploit it?

If you are interested in knowing more about your data assets then Lancaster University data science team can help by providing data clinics, student placements, workshops, and access to the latest analytic technologies.

Lancaster University is seeking to form collaborative partnerships with businesses and organisations who could benefit from a new programme of data science activities and gain extra resources and skills from 12 week student placements, workshops, data clinics, and access to the latest analytic technologies and techniques.

They are also seeking to develop longer-term research partnerships to develop new ways of using data science in business and the community.

What can Data Science offer business?

Advances in information technology have generated unprecedented amounts of data covering social trends, public opinion, purchasing habits, and environmental records. From understanding which customers are likely to leave a service, to optimising fleet logistics: data analytics can provide organisations with the ability to use their data to drive better business decisions.

Solve a data challenge through student placements

We are looking for partner organisations to offer business-relevant challenges for our 60 Data Science MSc students to address over a placement of around 12 weeks full time or part time. Each project will be undertaken by an appropriately skilled graduate, supported by world-renowned experts from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the School of Computing and Communications, and Lancaster University’s Environment Centre. We are looking for a £3,000 maintenance grant from each participating company, which will be paid directly to the student.

Benefits of Collaboration:

  • Access skills in data mining, programming, statistical modelling, statistical inference
  • Increase profitability through new the introduction of new innovative products, processes and/or services
  • Gain resources and time to develop insight into your data and a new competitive advantage
  • Work with a global top 1% university and tap into our global networks
  • Interact with leading academics and commercial data science researchers
  • Trial a new role and give a student valuable industry experience
  • Tap into other support from the university through our business partnerships and enterprise team


Contact Dr Simon Tomlinson, Business Engagement, Lancaster University Data Science, for more information about the programme.
Tel: 01524 510 537 / 07771 705 366
Email: s.tomlinson2@lancaster.ac.uk

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