Technology Centre launches £2 million fund for digital and decommissioning ideas

There’s up to £2 million available to innovators in the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) latest two ‘Calls for Ideas’ on digital transformation and decommissioning, which launch today. Digital Transformation challenge OGTC is looking…

Brian Ferrie

Edge Testing Solutions secures 10 multi-year testing engagements worth £1m+

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has secured ten new contracts valued at over £100,000 each across sectors including retail, finance, education, utilities and the public…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 3]

Read - [insert page='mike-mcgrail-diary-ginormous-saas-startup-journey-part-1' display='link'] On swinging-opinions from smart people, finding a sidekick and deciding on a product name… Just a day has passed since my last update, yet my thinking and direction for this currently mythical…

Professor Martin Tangney

Celtic Renewables to build whisky residue biofuel plant at Grangemouth

Celtic Renewables Ltd, the Scottish start-up which provides biofuel, has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council to build a commercial demonstrator plant, which will produce over half a million litres of biofuel each year. The pioneering young…

Paul Wheelhouse

£1million boost for chemical sciences firm

More than 70 jobs have been secured, and further roles created, at a Dumfries manufacturing plant, with a £967,955 Scottish Enterprise grant to support innovation. Scottish Government Minister for Business Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse,…

The Hands Free Hectare team L:R - Kit Franklin, Jonathan Gill and Martin

Farming Scotland set to hear about ‘world first’

World leading innovation in the farming sector will be showcased at a major agriculture conference in Carnoustie, Angus in February 2018. The ‘Hands Free Hectare’ project, run by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions aimed…

Olly Dmitriev, CEO at Vert Rotors

Vert Rotors targets new markets with launch of ‘scaled-up’ compressor

Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors, manufacturer of the world’s smallest low-vibration compressors, has partnered with Training 2000's Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre to manufacture a large-scale industrial version of its patented efficient and high-pressure conical screw compressor. Vert’s…

Rob Hamilton

Dynamic Edge targets London growth after key IT acquisition

Aberdeen-based technology business Dynamic Edge has acquired a London-based  IT firm as it looks to grow the business in the the South East of England. The acquisition of Waytime Technologies brings the total number of…

Jim Davidson of Albacom

Albacom Secures Significant Indian Contract Wins

Dundee-based Albacom, which specialising in providing electrical components for the defence and aviation industry, has secured two six-figure contracts with Indian defence companies. The first of these contracts is Albacom’s third project in the region,…

Peter Lawson

MBO at Edinburgh-based Cortex Worldwide

Edinburgh-based Cortex Worldwide has undergone a management buyout from a multi-billion dollar global corporation. The company provides cloud-based digital marketing solutions and will remain headquartered in Edinburgh where it will focus on continued international growth. It…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 2]

On getting some tech-validation, clarity on the MVP and questioning my sanity. Read [insert page='mike-mcgrail-diary-ginormous-saas-startup-journey-part-1' display='link'] It’s all well and good having a lofty idea for a software product, however, when you’re not a developer, it’s…

Melinda Matthews Clarkson

CodeClan appoints Melinda Matthews Clarkson as new CEO

CodeClan, the UK’s first and only fully accredited digital skills academy, has appointed a former senior figure at technology giant IBM as its new Chief Executive Officer as the organisation looks to build its presence…

Julie Grieve, founder and CEO of Criton Apps

Criton Apps CEO wins ‘HOSPACE2017 Best Entrepreneur’ competition

Julie Grieve, Founder and Chief Executive of Criton Apps has won the annual ‘HOSPACE2017 Best Entrepreneur’ competition for suppliers to the hospitality industry. Julie’s presentation on her company’s self-build guest app service to hotels and serviced…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 1]

The first instalment of a diary that will no doubt be full of pain, wonder, blood, sweat, tears and a bunch of ‘learnings’. In episode 1, I start to scratch a long-lasting itch… In 2004, I…

Tom Sime

Exchange Communications appointed as first Scottish re-seller of cloud-based communications solution 

Exchange Communications has been named the first re-seller in Scotland for the delivery of a cloud solution from BT Wholesale and Avaya that will enable businesses to significantly improve the customer contact experience. The firm…

From left - Russ Peterson, Graeme Faulds and Kyle Whittington

Edinburgh software agency hires for strategic growth

Graeme Faulds, Co-founder of TopQ Software and Director of Private Equity Solutions at eVestment, has joined fast-growing Edinburgh software agency Bad Dinosaur as an advisor. Graeme joins Bad Dinosaur during a period of growth, having…

Angus McSween

iomart reports revenue increase to £47.0m

Glasgow-based iomart, the cloud computing and data storage company has reported a revenue increase of 12% to £47.0m for the six months ending 30 September 2017 with  a growth of 9% in profits to £7.8m for the same period.…

Ian Stevens

New CEO for BioFilm

Glasgow-based BioFilm Limited, a provider of thin dissolvable film technologies, has appointed Ian Stevens as CEO, replacing Trevor Morgan who is retiring. Ian was formerly the CEO of Scottish life science companies Touch Bionics and Mpathy…

CodeClan graduates

CodeClan to double Glasgow intake for year ahead

 John Swinney, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, has hailed the impact of digital skills academy CodeClan in supplying new talent to support the country’s burgeoning tech sector. Mr Swinney paid the compliment as the organisation marked its second anniversary, highlighting…

Julie Grieve, founder and CEO of Criton Apps

Criton Apps announces new tech partnership with Benbria

Fresh on the heel of their £5m investment boost, Criton Apps has struck a UK reseller agreement with mobile messaging and engagement solutions provider Benbria. The agreement allows for Benbria’s Loop Messenger and Loop OnDemand…

Neil Logan

£4.5m for Aberdeen City digital partnership

A digital partnership including Incremental Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been engaged to work with Aberdeen City Council to drive forward its digital transformation. The partnership, part of the Council’s Transformation Programme, will focus on improving the customer…

From left - Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox

Applications open for second cohort of Seed Haus’ Accelerator

Pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has opened applications for their second cohort of startups. Interested applicants have until 30th December to apply for £30,000 of equity investment from Scotland's top-tier tech investors. Seed Haus, co-founded by Calum Forsyth,…

Pupils and staff at Calderglen High School

Business tool to help pupils prepare for exams

Pupils at three Scottish secondary school have been chosen to trial a new business management tool to help them prepare for their exams. As part of a pilot project, East Kilbride-based MindGenius is giving senior…

Jon Erasmus (left), Ronald Tweedie (centre) and Richard Drummond (right)

Hoteliers invest half a million in ‘smarthotel’ system

A group of hospitality professionals have launched ‘market disrupting’ software they claim will halve bills for Scottish hotels struggling with business rate rises and Brexit. Last year Richard Drummond, Jon Erasmus and Ronald Tweedie set…

Best Cyber Start Up - ID Cyber Solutions

Cyber Crime Champions Celebrated at Glittering Ceremony

One of Scotland’s most exciting and fastest growing industries came together to celebrate the best in the business at the Scottish Cyber Awards in Edinburgh earlier this week. The hugely successful awards, hosted by the…