Loral and Eishel Quinn

Sustainably wins coveted Best of Show award at Finovate Fall

Sustainably, a social good technology company for conscious consumers and businesses who want to localise and personalise their corporate social responsibility programmes, has won Best of Show at Finovate Fall, held last week in New…

Dr George Hazel OBE, Programme Manager of MaaS Scotland

Smart transport initiative MaaS Scotland launched

MaaS Scotland is a new organisation and joint venture between ScotlandIS and Technology Scotland that will support companies and organisations engaged in the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Transport experts, industry and government…

L-R- Michael Spence, Partner, Bond Dickinson, Caroline Jones Carrick, director of TEV, John MacKay, STV

University collaboration with TEV Project commended at innovation awards

TEV Project, an initiative designed to advance road infrastructure and the way people travel, has been celebrating after being commended in the Global Game Changers Awards 2017. TEV’s design consists of an electrically powered track,…

£14.6m programme launched to support SME innovation

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in some of the most fragile areas of western Scotland are among those set to benefit from a new £14.6 million programme to encourage research and innovation. The five year…

Lloyds Banking Group leads cyber security summit

Some of Scotland’s digital leaders came together this week to discuss how to keep their communities, customers and stakeholders safe online, at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group. Held at the bank’s Edinburgh headquarters…

Adrian Gillespie

University of Strathclyde appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

The University of Strathclyde has appointed Adrian Gillespie to its senior management team. Adrian has been appointed to the post of Chief Commercial Officer, in which he will provide commercial and business development leadership, as…

Skyscanner owner to create up to 200 new jobs in Scotland

Ctrip, owner of Scottish headquartered travel search site Skyscanner, has announced it will open a customer service call centre in Edinburgh. It aims to create up to 200 jobs in the next few years after…

Andrew Richards, Founder and CEO of Codeplay Software

Edinburgh software company to recruit 30 in self driving cars project

Edinburgh based Codeplay Software is to work with Japanese semiconductor company Renesas to enable their next generation of advanced automotive processors. This new relationship will also attract at least 30 new software jobs into Edinburgh,…

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Napier University-Spiritus project seeks to demonstrate assurance layer for tracking medical devices

A pilot project involving Edinburgh Napier University, NHS National Services Scotland and industry collaborator Spiritus Development Limited intended to demonstrate the benefits of a blockchain-enabled assurance layer for tracking medical devices through their lifecycle has…

Martin Jordan, Director of Innovation at Equator, with the virtual concierge

Investing in tech will help hotels win back power from Online Travel Agents

Embracing new technology will help hoteliers revolutionise the customer experience and win business back from Online Travel Agents (OTAs), according to a new report. Martin Jordan, head of innovation at creative agency Equator, has outlined…

Andy Cureton, Founder and Managing Director, ECS Digital

ECS Digital Acquires QAWorks – combined company will turnover £10 Million

ECS Digital, the specialist DevOps division of the ECS Group which is based in Glasgow, has acquired QAWorks, a leading UK technical software testing organisation. This acquisition is part of ECS Digital’s strategy to reduce…

Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox

Tech accelerator unveils high-profile investors and first cohort of startups

Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has launched in Edinburgh backed by a stellar line-up of investment partners. Seed Haus’ mission is to trigger Scotland’s next billion-dollar startup and the partners joining the team in realising this goal include:…

Leah Hutcheon

Two female-led Scottish business success stories ‘tie the knot’

Award winning businesses Fuze Ceremonies and Appointedd have teamed up to provide an online Celebrant booking App which taps into consumers desire to book online in real time. Fuze primarily focus on matching customers with…

Left to right are Joshua Ryan-Saha of The Data Lab, Georgia Boyle and Michael Young of MBN

Data science community head for Dynamic Earth

MBN, the fast-growing search and recruitment consultancy, is staging a major tomorrow in Edinburgh around the opportunities and challenges facing UK plc, including the Scottish economy, when it comes to how our commercial, public and…

Kenny Millar

CodeClan appoints former Amazon Development Manager as new Head of Course Delivery

CodeClan, the UK’s first and only fully accredited digital skills academy, has appointed a senior software development manager as its Head of Course Delivery as the organisation addresses the growing national demand for digital skills.…

Douglas Shand

Two new heavyweights signed up as mentor executives SCALE: Edinburgh

PwC’s SCALE: Edinburgh initiative has announced the latest two mentor executives who will help guide the country’s next generation of scale-up firms. Ian Ritchie, chairman of cloud services provider iomart, and digital strategist Sorcha Lorimer,…

Donald McNaught

Edinburgh-based Payfont Ltd appoints administrator

Donald McNaught of Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has been appointed as administrator to Payfont Ltd. The Edinburgh-based business offered a range of software products to enable secure payment processing, and employed 12…

Derek Mackay

Nine projects announced for CivTech accelerator programme

Nine projects will drive forward new approaches to public sector innovation Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced. The Scottish Government-run CivTech accelerator programme harnesses entrepreneurial tech innovation – typically from start-ups and SMEs – to…

HIE helps businesses get Cyber Strong

Highlands and Islands Enterprise is offering its clients across the region support to protect themselves from cyber attacks, by launching the Cyber Strong business project. Co-inciding with Digital Leaders Cyber Resilience Week (11-15 September), the…

Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge

The Data Lab, Scottish Enterprise and Edinburgh Tourism Action Group are organising the Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge at CodeBase from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017. Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, sector experts,…

Four Scottish companies on Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms league table

Four companies headquartered in Scotland are features in the 17th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table (compared to seven last year). New entrants include Clyde Space, which builds up to 12 flight-ready…

Tom O'Hara, Chief Executive of Talon

Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultancy acquired by Talon

Vozero, a boutique Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultancy based in Glenrothes, has been acquired by fast-growing Talon Business Solutions Limited (Talon), the Glasgow-based IT company acquired by technology sector entrepreneur Tom O’Hara’s Kick ICT Group two…

Matt Lanham, CEO and founder of Gecko Labs

Gecko Labs secures £1million investment

Education software specialist Gecko Labs has secured an investment package worth £1million, as it rolls out an innovative new live chat system connecting universities and potential students and expands in North America. As a result…

How do I access people who can help me scale? – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

For a long time the narrative has focused on start-ups, now more and more initiatives to help those companies scale are springing up. One such programme, announced this month, is the partnership between tech incubator…

Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

ScotlandIS announces Scottish smart mobility and cyber security projects

ScotlandIS, the body representing Scotland’s digital technologies industry, is launching two key projects to open up opportunities for Scottish businesses in the fields of cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT), particularly around smart transport and…

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