Intensive 'collaborative hackathons' which bring together organisations from industry, government, and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia (format is currently different due to COVID-19)
Organisations act as Data Study Group 'Challenge Owners', providing real-world problems to be tackled by small groups of highly talented, carefully selected researchers
Researchers brainstorm and engineer data science solutions, presenting their work at the end of the week
"Team up with a collaborative community of motivated data science experts, to jointly create a pathway to follow-up research and translational activities"
Sebastian Vollmer, Creator of the Turing Data Study Groups
Why does the Turing run them?
Challenge Owners get to quickly prototype possible solutions to their data science challenges
Researchers get an opportunity to put knowledge into practice and go beyond individual fields of research to solve real world problems
To help initiate industry collaborations for the Institute; the ideas generated can be a seed for kick-starting larger collaborative research projects
To help with the aims of the Institute:
Applying data science to real world problems
Training the next generation
Innovating and developing world-class research in data science