Ian Watson

ALTIA-ABM nominated for national business award

ALTIA-ABM has been shortlisted for the Vonage Nexmo Business Enabler Award for the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The Glasgow-based firm provides expert software and systems for the police, government departments, local authorities and…

Stuart McCallum

Over a third of manufacturers fail to utilise R&D opportunities

New statistics, taken from a manufacturing industry survey by audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, reveal a large percentage of UK manufacturers are not taking advantage of research and development (R&D) tax credits to help…

Greg Clark

£246m investment to establish UK as battery technology world leader

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark will today announce in a keynote speech on the Industrial Strategy (Monday 24 July) the launch of the first phase of a £246 million Government investment into battery technology…

How Focusing on Mobile Marketing Will Boost Business

With over 80% of the internet users owning a smartphone, it has become imperative to customise websites to service this market. This is also why mobile marketing came into being. Gone are the days when…

Outstanding Woman in Cyber Resized

Second Scottish Cyber Awards Announced

A booming cyber security industry will once again vie for honours - as the Scottish Cyber Awards return after last year’s hugely successful inaugural event. The growing threat has dominated the news agenda since the…

Gavin Henry

Six-figure investment puts Aberdeen tech firm on track for growth

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has made a six-figure investment in new technology that will see the business compete on a level playing field with some of the industry’s major players and…

Steve Cartwright

Henderson Loggie ramps up support of Scotland’s gaming industry

Accountancy firm Henderson Loggie has reached an agreement to support Scotland’s newest gaming festival which will take place in Dundee in September 2017. The four-day event will kick off with the inaugural Games Design Awards…

the technology being used

State-of-the-art automated detection technology developed in Scotland

The prospect of robots being able to identify and recognise humans has taken a step forward with the development of a new approach to thermal imaging. Emulating the way a human’s visual cortex processes and…

Google backs app that unlocks Snapchat & Instagram stories

A ground-breaking new video app by an Edinburgh based start-up has been awarded nearly £44,000 from Google’s Digital News Initiative Fund. Snappd, which is the brainchild of 25 year old Edinburgh based app developer Russell…

Jim Laird

3f bio raises £461k to develop sustainable production of protein

3f bio Ltd, a Scottish company targeting sustainable production of protein, has completed an investment round of £461,000 to enable it to extend development activities, to progress to pilot and industrial scale, and to expand…

Innes Miller

Edinburgh-based HR data analytics specialist launches gender pay gap reporting service

An Edinburgh based data analytics specialist has launched a service designed to help organisations report their gender pay gap. In February this year, new legislation was passed requiring organisations with 250 or more employees to…

Dr Brian Miller and Dr Monika Tomecka celebrating their prize (Photo: Business Wire).

UFraction8 Scoops Murgitroyd Innovator Launchpad Award

Murgitroyd, the global intellectual property attorney firm, has awarded first prize of £5,000 cash to Scotland-based start-up uFraction8 in its first Innovator Launchpad competition. In an award ceremony at The Dome, Edinburgh, co-founders of the…

Ashley Stephenson

Corero Edinburgh Office to double workforce

Corero Network Security, a provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions, is to expand its Research & Development office by doubling the number of engineers in the Edinburgh office. Julian Palmer, Vice President of Engineering, at…

An idiot’s guide to claiming R&D tax credits

In the current economic climate, it’s still surprising that more businesses don’t explore all of the tax incentives available to help lighten the burden by either reducing tax payable and or if applicable, securing a…

Peachy Mondays secures Brussels Airlines international contract

Stirlingshire-based Peachy Mondays has been chosen as the employee feedback tool of choice by Brussels Airlines which employes 3500 staff and now flies to New York, Washington and Mumbai, as well as being a leading…

Ecommerce in Edinburgh: 4 unique online stores based in the Scottish capital

Edinburgh has always been known for its elegant, historical charm. A long weekend in Edinburgh is a magical experience, with so many beautiful places to see and attractions to visit. But did you know that…

The Pocket Sized Hands team

Scottish based game studio to represent UK at Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals

Pocket Sized Hands, A VR/AR/MR startup based in Dundee, will be traveling out to Seattle to represent the UK in Microsoft Imagine cup world finals with a chance to win a prize worth over $200,000…

Keith Schorah

Livingston-based SynGro acquired by MARU Group

Livingston-based customer experience reporting software developer SynGro has been acquired by MARU Group, the technology-enabled market and customer insights group for an undisclosed sum. Following the acquisition, SynGro will be rebranded to Maru/SynGro and its…

The MIME Technologies team

Interview: Dr. Alasdair Mort of MIME Technologies

After recently winning £80,000 and a trip to Silicon Valley from the Scottish EDGE round 10 awards,  Dr Alasdair Mort, the founder and CEO of Inverness-based medical-tech company MIME Technologies talks about the inception of the…

Greenside

Nucleus takes 18,750 sq ft at Greenside for 180 staff

Nucleus Financial Limited has moved its 180 staff to a new office space in Edinburgh’s Blenheim Place. The deal with developer Chris Stewart Group (CSG) will see the award-winning fintech firm take occupancy of the…

Greg Mesch

CityFibre to raise a further £185 million

CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings PLC which designs, build and operator fibre optic infrastructure in UK towns and cities intends to raise a further £185 million. City fibre already operates an independent fibre network in Aberdeen, Edinburgh…

Patrick Clover, founder of BLACKBX

BLACKBX shakes up global Wi-Fi market with new integration feature

BLACKBX, the Scottish disruptive tech company, has released its latest software feature – remote Wi-Fi integration without flashing. In an industry first, the company’s pioneering software makes it possible to integrate remotely with millions of…

Douglas Cumming

Systal Technology Solutions wins Certas Energy network monitoring contract

Certas Energy has awarded Glasgow-based Systal Technology Solutions a contract to provide a network monitoring service to ensure their fleet of 1000 tankers, working out of 150 plus depots throughout the UK, are provided with…

Richard Simpson (left) and Malcolm Stewart (right)

Edinburgh based digital brand agency wins £500,000 of new business

Edinburgh based digital brand agency Tayburn is celebrating a raft of new clients after beating off competition from around the UK for a series of prestigious briefs. The company has secured around half a million…

Rebecca Pick

Young Entrepreneur Rebecca Pick brings lone worker security tech to market

Rebecca Pick, a young Glasgow-based entrepreneur who was recently named by Scottish Development International as one of the most influential women in technology, has launched her first products – a range of lone worker security…

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