Project to help Scotland’s creative industry up its game

A pioneering project focusing on how to use intellectual property (IP) to sustain and grow the video game industry in Scotland has been launched by the University of Glasgow. The project investigates how more Scottish…

Iain McGregor

Ichor Systems appoints new sales director

Hamilton-based Ichor Systems Ltd has appointed Iain McGregor as its new sales director. His role will focus on sales of Lam Research Corporation legacy products. Ichor Systems Ltd is part of NASDAQ listed Ichor Systems…

From left Martin Leonard, Castlight COO & Phil Grady CEO

Castlight Financial assists HSBC UK to deliver bank’s first open banking loan

Castlight Financial, the Glasgow-based financial capability company, has partnered with HSBC UK in the delivery of the bank’s first open banking loan. Following a test and pilot programme, HSBC UK has used Castlight Financial’s powerful…

Trainee engineer Alex Brunton shows Cabinet secretary Keith Brown how to build a full fibre network

Openreach invests £400,000 to train Scotland’s digital engineers of the future

Openreach chief executive Clive Selley today announced a £400,000 investment in a fibre training school for Scotland to educate a new generation of digital engineers. More than 4,000 people have applied for 400 new trainee…

L to R - Anthony Kirk and Andy Gupwell

Drone maker merger helps secure Forestry Commission order

Merging with another local business helped a drone expert successfully secure a £60k order to build a bespoke unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Forestry Commission Scotland. Air Cam Pro (ACP) joined forces with Molten…

Kim McAllister and Russell Dalgleish

Video interview with Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister talks to serial entrepreneur Russell Dalgleish about being tall, investing, Scottish Business Network and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Russell is the founder and managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners. Scottish Business Network was…

Pufferfish targets £900,000 crowd funding raise

Technology company Pufferfish launched its £900,000 Crowdcube crowd funding campaign this week. The Edinburgh-based producer of innovative interactive spherical-display solutions is growing and expanding its international reach and is now offering the public the chance to…

Douglas Shand

PwC introduces new Director of Technology and Innovation for Scotland role

Douglas Shand has been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Technology and Innovation for Scotland at PwC as the firm expands its digital offering. The new role, which will be based in…

Gary Davis

Ecometrica wins US environmental leader product of the year award for third year running

Ecometrica, the Edinburgh-based downstream space and sustainability company, has won the prestigious US Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for the third consecutive year for its Ecometrica Platform, which helps business, governments and society…

Icelantic’s Duncan Reid and Simon Forrest with HighNet’s David Hogg (centre)

Telecoms and IT firms confirm new strategic alliance

Two Scottish telecoms and IT companies have confirmed a new strategic alliance which will see them deliver enhanced connectivity solutions for businesses in Edinburgh and the wider UK.   Icelantic, based in Edinburgh and HighNet,…

Left to right are Paul Roach and Nick Jones (by Stewart Attwood)

World’s first cryptocurrency P2P platform targets sports betting market

The world’s first crypto currency peer-to-peer (P2P) sports betting platform has been launched by a team of industry specialists, aimed at disrupting a global online sports betting market now valued at over $50 billion. Mungoparc,…

Gavin Henry

Multiple honours in sight as SureVoIP gears up for national awards ceremony

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has been shortlisted for four separate honours as part of a prestigious industry event to be held in London this month. SureVoIP, which specialises in using the internet…

Left to right, Richard Norman, Colin Adam and Christopher Carson

Yatter ready to go global with Product Hunt launch

Yatter, the social media scheduling platform, is launching today (15 May 2018) on Product Hunt, a major global on-line platform for first release software. Yatter’s “Collaborative Scheduling” feature allows the scheduling of content to Twitter, Facebook and…

Vicky Glynn

Vicky Glynn: Choosing the right cloud solution for your business – where to start and common misconceptions

By Vicky Glynn, Product Manager at Brightsolid Defining cloud computing is becoming increasingly complex, with a plethora of terms and acronyms being used to support different ways of thinking and delivering cloud solutions. Many businesses…

Paul McGlynn, CEO of Caseblocks

Interview wth CEO Paul McGlynn of Caseblocks

Last week at the Fairfield Yard Office in Glasgow, two men described their vision for Glasgow. Whilst Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn demanded that future Naval ships be built in domestic shipyards, CEO…

Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Douglas Martin

SME wins national Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year award

Edinburgh based MiAlgae was named the 2018 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the highly anticipated Shell Enterprise Development Awards in London. MiAlgae beat five other national finalists to take home the top…

David Ferguson

Fintech Scotland announces inaugural chairman and strategic partners

FinTech Scotland has appointed David Ferguson as the first chair of the board and confirmed a number of global strategic partners. The appointments were confirmed this week at the joint Scottish Government and industry Financial…

(Sitting l-r) Paul Wheelhouse, Patrick Kane, (Standing l-r) Hugh Gill, Michael Cannon

Prosthetic technologies firm to invest £5.6 million in Scotland

Designer and manufacturer of world-leading prosthetic technologies, Össur, has cemented its commitment to Scotland with an agreement to invest £5.6 million over a three year period to develop ground-breaking myoelectric prosthetic hand and arm solutions…

Adam Holt and Andrew Gibbon

Appointedd enters new phase of global growth with double appointment

Edinburgh-based software company, Appointedd, forges ahead with its international growth strategy with the appointment of two new senior roles and the launch of new global functionality. The tech startup, which specialises in online booking technology,…

Carolyn Mandache

Revolutionary new dining service launches in Glasgow

This coming Friday will see the launch of Time2Dine, a brand new online service allowing diners to book, choose and pay for food before even stepping foot inside the restaurant. Created in Glasgow, Time2Dine launches with three…

Sir Ian Wood and Stephen Coleman

Opportunity North East launches new partnership with business incubator CodeBase

Private sector led economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) is launching a new partnership with tech business incubator CodeBase. ONE CodeBase aims to capitalise on the specific opportunities to support growth in the industrial digital space…

Mark Sorsa-Leslie from Beringar

NHS gets connected with new IoT trial to track hospital beds

A Scottish hospital is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and track the whereabouts of its medical beds as part of a new initiative to automate bed maintenance, a traditionally manual process for…

Francisco Carreño and Pierre Guglielmi

Glasgow-based inventors are developing the world’s smallest dishwasher.

A Glasgow-based engineering company, providing a smart alternative to washing by hand for students and young professionals who live alone in small flats and studios, is raising money in VOOM Pitch, a UK-wide crowdfunding competition. Founded…

Eamonn Keane

New Head of Cyber Security and Innovation Seconded to SBRC

One of Police Scotland’s foremost cyber security officers has been seconded to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) tasked with boosting business resilience and cyber security in Scotland. Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane, previously of Irish…

Edesix Opens New Office in the Middle East

Edesix, the Edinburgh-based providers of Body Worn Cameras (BWC), has opened a new office in UAE as it targets the Middle Eastern market for expansion. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The UK-based wearable camera expert, which already supplies…