Keith Davidson

Absoft secures over £1million in UK public sector work

Aberdeen-based software consultancy Absoft has secured significant contract wins within the public sector in the last year, amounting to more than £1 million. Contract wins...
Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

Optimistic future for Scottish tech sector

Scotland’s digital technologies industry is optimistic for the future and continuing to grow sales, profits and headcount, according to new research from ScotlandIS. The Scottish...
Arrayjet

Arrayjet secures $250k US contract

Arrayjet, the Midlothian-based microarray instrumentation company, has secured a $250,000 (£199,000) contract with The New York Bioscience Cluster, one of America’s premier medical education...
From left - Leo Meng and Ian Bain

Scottish SME targets growth through IoT technology

Livingston-based tech start-up, Sensor-Works, is set to grow after developing an Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled condition monitoring device that could revolutionise asset management in...
Jabil's Livingston plant

260 jobs to go at Livingston based Jabil

Jabil, the Livingston-based electronics company, is to shut down its manufacturing operations with the loss of about 260 jobs. The US-owned firm, which has 90...
Polly Purvis of ScotlandIS

Shortlist announced for ScotlandIS Digital Tech Awards

ScotlandIS, the trade body for Scotland’s digital technologies industry, has unveiled the shortlist for its hotly contested 2017 Digital Technology Awards. The awards, now in...
Ben Foreman

£1million funding to encourage oil and gas innovation

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have joined forces to fund and support the development of innovations...
Derek Mackay

New Digital strategy aims to boost digital jobs to 150,000

Plans to boost the number of digital jobs to 150,000 by 2021 have been outlined in the Scottish Government’s new digital strategy. Realising Scotland’s full...
The QikServe Kiosk

QikServe unveils kiosk ordering solution for hospitality sector

QikServe, the Edinburgh-based multichannel ordering and payment specialist, has rolled out a new solution for hospitality businesses that are looking to implement kiosk-based ordering...
Colin Stone, Knight Residence and Julie Grieve, Information Apps

Travel tech start-up gets early boost from The Knight Residence

Criton Apps has signed up the Edinburgh-based The Knight Residence, part of the Mansley Group, to its digital concierge service, as the fledgling travel...
From left - Brian Combe with Liz Adamson, associate professor in Edinburgh Napier’s School of Health

Collaboration to speed development of assisted living aids

Edinburgh Napier has partnered with i4 Product Design, a Scottish design and engineering consultancy, to streamline the design and delivery of new medical and...
Don Valentine

Aberdeen software house partners with Portuguese counterpart

Aberdeen based SAP® consultancy has formed a new partnership with Portuguese consultancy Ábaco. Absoft brings over 25 years’ of SAP project delivery expertise to the...

Egyptian Tomb in Aberdeen thanks to innovative 360 degree technology

Some of Aberdeen University’s Egyptian archaeology collection has been put on virtual display thanks to technology supplied by Aberdeen based design and communication company...
(L-R) Dr Mark McCrum & Dr Peter Mendham

Bright Ascension on Mission to Become Employee Owned

Dundee and Edinburgh based experts in space technology Bright Ascension, which specialises in software products and services for satellites, has announced it plans to...
Left to right are Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures and Brian Smillie of Beezer ( by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish startup wins top European tech pitch award

Scottish startup Beezer, a site which allows DIY mobile app development, has won the top pitch award at NOAH London. Announced yesterday, the award means...

Ex-pros lunch Everything4Rugby App business

What better way to spend time after retiring from professional rugby, than to go back to your roots and give something back to the...

Technology company invests in Livingston with 20 new jobs

The global Scientific Instrument group Techcomp is adding a further 20 scientists and engineers based at their Livingston production and R&D centre. Following the acquisition...
Paul Wheelhouse

Growing life sciences sector to £8 billion by 2025

Steps to grow turnover in Scotland’s life sciences sector to £8 billion by 2025 have been outlined at the first life sciences Industry Leadership...
Top row, left to right: Ed Craig, Head of Enterprise & Innovation at ECCI; Professor Paul Mitchell, Director or the Offshore Renewables Institute (ORI) at University of Dundee; Angus Gillespie, Vice President for CO2 at Shell; Gary Connor, Engineering Director at Nova Innovations; Devrim Celal, Upside Energy; Simon Forrest, CEO of Nova Innovations Bottom row, left to right: Professor Gary McEwan, Chief Executive at Elevator; Andy Ling, CEO and Founder of Perpetual V2G Systems; Morag McCorkindale, Team Leader, International Trade and Investment at Aberdeen City Council; Graham Oakes, Founder and CEO of Upside Energy

Shell Springboard announces 2017 regional winners at Aberdeen heat

Three businesses receive £40,000 equity-free funding each and progress to the Shell Springboard 2017 national final in London in April. The Shell Springboard programme offers...
Julie Grieve, founder of Criton

Tech start-up encourages travel trade to embrace digital

ScotHot finalist, Julie Grieve CEO and founder of Information Apps, says that the dominance of online travel agents (OTA) is a lesson for the...

Promoted Content

Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 – Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O'Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...