The Data Lab, Scottish Enterprise and Edinburgh Tourism Action Group are organising the Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge at CodeBase from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017.
Edinburgh’s tourism industry is a powerhouse and one of the most important economic sectors in Scotland, delivering £1.3 billion of spend and supporting more than 30,000 local jobs. These figures are rising and this high growth can bring challenges in destination discovery, forecasting the tourism population and navigation and planning around the city.
Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, designers and software engineers will spend 3 days and 3 nights side by side analysing a range of tourism-related data to develop innovative products, services or tools that would help solve these challenges and benefit the tourism industry in Edinburgh.
Participants will form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community. Datasets will be provided by a range of public, private and third sector organisations with a stake in the Edinburgh tourism industry.
Whether you already have an idea that you would like to prototype or you would just like to make new connections, we invite you to come along and meet talented people with a shared interest in innovation in the tourism industry.
Use this opportunity to develop your career, gain new skills, network with professionals, meet potential employers or even kick-start your own company.
All our participants receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour access to the venue, and the top ranking teams can access support to develop their concept beyond the event.