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Trio of appointments to strengthen growth of Scotland’s Industrial Biotechnology sector

INDUSTRIAL Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the specialist body set up to stimulate growth in the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) sector, is strengthening its team with the creation of three new roles.  Caroline Kewney and Russell Clarke...

The Scotland 5G Centre makes new appointments

THE newly created Scotland 5G Centre has made two new appointments to lead the organisation.  Julie Snell has been named as chair and Paul Coffey is taking up the role of...

How the public cloud could contribute to business recovery

COVID-19 is a virus that knows no borders. It has infiltrated every part of our lives in its relatively brief existence, leaving a path of devastation. We have seen the very real impact of the virus...

CENSIS security initiative aims to accelerate IoT adoption

CENSIS – the Scottish Innovation Centre for sensor and imaging systems and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies – has launched an accelerator challenge to help companies bring new IoT cyber security products and services to market.

AAC Technologies expands its global reach with opening of new MEMS microphone design centre in Edinburgh

CHINESE smartphone component designer AAA Technologies is to set up an R&D centre in Edinburgh, creating up to 15 jobs in its first year. AAC Technologies (Scotland) Ltd - based at Exchange Tower...

West Lothian business receives £3.5 million funding to support growth

INDEPENDENT SME funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has provided a £3.5m funding facility to Capital Cooling Refrigeration Limited, a refrigeration specialist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. The West...

Archangels leads further investment in home-grown Scottish innovators

THE Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, has led investment of £6.2 million in Scottish early stage companies in the first quarter of 2020. Four tech and life sciences businesses – Blackford Analysis;...

Scotland’s next generation of business leaders head Stateside

A cohort of 16 Scotland-based entrepreneurial leaders will travel to the States next week (1-8 October) to take part in a programme at Boston’s Babson College, the world’s number-one ranked school of entrepreneurship. The visit, facilitated...

Entries Open for The Scottish Tech Startup Awards with New Categories

Nominations for the Scottish Tech Startup Awards – the only awards that champion and celebrate all of Scotland’s startup community – have opened today with the announcement of three new categories. 

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Software testing business founded by Scottish entrepreneur acquired for $330m

EDINBURGH-based entrepreneur George Mackintosh's software testing platform Eggplant has been acquired by California based Keysight Technologies for $330 million. Mr Mackintosh was...

Glasgow-based businesses receive Board of Trade accolades

Glasgow-based firms, McGavigan and Aggreko, are celebrating success after receiving a Board of Trade Award, recognising achievements in international trade. Presented by International Trade Secretary...

Finalists announced for 2018 AccelerateHER Awards

Nine female-led companies representing Tayside, Falkirk, Glasgow and Edinburgh have been shortlisted as Growth category finalists for this year’s AccelerateHER Awards. They include Dundee-based on-line...

Mercia’s first University of Edinburgh investment offers dialysis hope

A spinout company whose technology could save the lives of thousands of dialysis patients has secured £500,000 from Mercia Fund Managers, in the first investment deal...

Edinburgh healthtech firm named among the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK

Edinburgh-based Synpromics has been ranked 12th in the Deloitte ‘UK Technology Fast 50’ at the annual awards ceremony in London last night. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50...