Thank you for registering your interest in joining the TORCH Supplier Network (TSN). We're pleased to invite you take the next steps in our on-boarding process, and we request that you provide us with the following information:

1. Confirm your key business and technical contacts

2. Submit supporting documentation for membership – indicative rate card, and evidence of capabilities

3. Sign and agree to Terms and Conditions

If you have any queries in relation to these points, please contact torch@thedatalab.com


The Data Lab is looking for suppliers with a wide range of data and technology capabilities to join the TORCH Supplier Network (TSN). 

The TORCH service aims to enable successful innovation using data and data technologies and will provide qualified introductions for its clients to members of the TORCH Supplier Network based upon the client’s needs. Further information about the TORCH service and TSN is available in our FAQ page.

If you are a data technology supplier interested in joining the TORCH Supplier Network, please use this form to register your interest. If you have any queries in relation to this process please contact torch@thedatalab.com

A more detailed application process will follow and all suppliers submitting an application must agree to the TORCH Supplier Network Terms & Conditions.

Following the launch of your online training course, The Data Lab are required by our funders to collect specific data for a period of 3 years in order to demonstrate the impact that courses have had. 

You should have already completed a Project Closeout Report following the launch of your course.  If you have not already done so please contact skills@thedatalab.com.

This form is required to provide impact data for iterations of your course that have run since you submitted the closeout report and should only include data for course runs that you have not already submitted data for.  

 The Data Lab (administered from The University of Edinburgh) may share information about projects with the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and any other appropriate organisation in the interests of developing and promoting the Innovation Centres Programme.   

Following the launch of your online training course, The Data Lab are required by our funders to collect specific data for a period of 3 years in order to demonstrate any impact that courses have had. 

Following submission of this form you will be contacted to schedule a project completion meeting to allow us to discuss and formally close off the project and agree how data will be collected for the remaining duration of the 3 year reporting period.

We look forward to learning about the impact of this project.

The Data Lab (administered from The University of Edinburgh) may share information about projects with the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and any other appropriate organisation in the interests of developing and promoting the Innovation Centres Programme.  

This form is to update The Data Lab on the progress of the Industrial Doctorate project.

We will prompt you to complete this form after every 6 months.

The Data Lab (administered from The University of Edinburgh) may share information about projects with the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and any other appropriate organisation in the interests of developing and promoting the Innovation Centres Programme. 

This form is to update The Data Lab on your progress in developing your online course.

The Data Lab (administered from The University of Edinburgh) may share information about projects with the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and any other appropriate organisation in the interests of developing and promoting the Innovation Centres Programme.  

If you have an idea for a Industrial Doctorate (PhD / EngD) project but you do not yet have an Industry Sponsor you can complete and submit this form to provide an outline of your idea. The Data Lab will use this information to make relevant introductions to potential Industry Sponsors.

You can choose to make the information provided in this application private or publically available. 

This application is for the sole purpose of matching University Partners with Industry Sponsors. It is not recognised as a submission and it will not be reviewed by the Reviewing Panel.

If you are a company, public or third sector organisation and you have an idea for an Industrial Doctorate (PhD / EngD) project but you do not yet have a University Partner you can submit this form to outline your idea. The Data Lab will use this information to make relevant introductions to potential University Partners.

You can choose to make the information provided in this application private or publically available. 

This application is for the sole purpose of matching Industry Sponsors with University Partners. It is not recognised as a submission and it will not be reviewed by the Reviewing Panel.

Personal information provided in application form will be processed by The Data Lab [University of Edinburgh] in order to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application. This information will not be processed for any other purpose. 


The Data Lab aims to generate economic, social and scientific value to Scotland through the application of data science and AI.  To help achieve this, The Data Lab co-funds industrial doctorate programmes at Scottish Universities, in collaboration with Scottish industry or public sector organisations. These industrial doctorates are designed to support the development of data science talent at a PhD / EngD level, while facilitating collaboration between industry and academia through applied research projects. 

Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, based on eligibility criteria with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner.    The project must be sponsored by at least one Industry Sponsor that has an operational base in Scotland.  

We are looking for applications from universities that have a proposed project with an industry or public sector partner.

The closing date for applications to this call is 17:00hrs on Friday 8th May 2020.  Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 25th May 2020 with final outcomes and awards from this call announced by 17th June 2020.

Please ensure that you have read the call guidance document carefully prior to completing the application.  This guidance details eligibility criteria and the information and evidence to be provided in the application form.

Personal information provided in this application form will be processed by The Data Lab [University of Edinburgh] in order to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application. This information will not be processed for any other purpose. The form will be shared with third parties for reviewing purposes, but any reviewers external to The Data Lab will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to viewing the application.   Data will be retained on record for a maximum of 5 years.

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