At Wallscope we believe that knowledge should be accessible to all. Our aim is to empower organisations to navigate and link ever-increasing volumes of information, and to present this in an understandable and engaging way.
Founded by David Eccles and Ian Allaway, Wallscope was incorporated in 2014 to develop technologies associated with ‘big data’ – data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them. Ian and David have worked with the technologies associated with the world wide web since its inception.
Build scalable solutions that users can trust to discover the most relevant information Create new value from data that was previously hidden or unusable Promote systems and services that make it easier to collect, share and re-use data
Link and analyse information across multiple sources Develop innovative tools and processes which make knowledge accessible Use open-source technologies and adhere to data standards
Build an understanding of the impact of technological change; share research and insights Develop smarter ways to store, model and structure data Futureproof organisations for meeting challenges and opportunities
Our tools and services have been used to support Digital Transformation projects within a wide range of public and private sector organisations, including NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, the University of Edinburgh, VisitScotland, Historic Environment Scotland, the Environment Agency, Scottish Enterprise, Personal Assets Trust, Interactive Media in Retail Group, the Apache Foundation and IQX.
We also have a number of international partners and are currently working with Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s start-up, Inrupt, using their social Linked Data technologies. We have an ongoing relationship with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and work with students there on research and development projects.
In both 2016 and 2017 we were selected to take part in the Scottish Government’s CivTech programme.
The Wallscope team meeting Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance at the CivTech® studio. Photo by Joe Tree
Wallscope’s partnerships are driven by collaboration. This allows us to identify and create opportunities for growth and technological development. We participate in a range of events with our partners and actively support education around Linked Data principles and Semantic techniques.
Our work focuses on unlocking the power of data and using AI and Machine Learning to solve real world challenges, and to support digital transformation.
We also regularly publish articles on these topics in Wallscope’s Medium publication.
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Edinburgh Napier University
Oxford Semantic Technologies
Public Health Scotland
The Data Lab
Edinburgh University Business School