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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

First open banking pilot goes live for Castlight Financial’s Affordability Passport

Castlight Financial. the Glasgow-based financial capability company, is partnering with Paradigm Mortgage Services and Foundation Home Loans to launch a major pilot of its Affordability Passport, an affordability tool powered by open banking technology, which…

New board appointments at CENSIS

Two new board members have joined CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems. The new members are Genoffir Macleod, VP and General Counsel of Thermo Fisher, and Prof Steve McLaughlin, Head of School,…

Commsworld appoints new Executive Director of Operations

City of Edinburgh Council’s CIO and Head of ICT has joined Commsworld as Executive Director of Operations. Bruce Strang is the latest industry big-hitter to join the board at Commsworld as it looks to consolidate recent expansion…

Event: Cyber-attack top business threat for third year running

The top three threats perceived by businesses globally are cyber-attack, data breach and unplanned IT and telecom outages, finds a new BSI sponsored report.  Cyber-attack is the threat most feared by businesses around the world, including small…

Top 60 Converge Challenge 2018 shortlist announced

Following record-breaking entries to this year’s Converge Challenge, the leading Top 60 projects from Scottish Universities and Research Institutes include a range of innovative ideas covering women’s health, virtual reality, renewables and environmental sustainability, demonstrating…

Contract wins for Aberdeen communications and networks specialist

Arrowdawn, the Aberdeen-based networks and communications specialist, has secured contracts worth £330,000 in the past three months. The business, which also has operations in Inverness and Edinburgh, has delivered projects for two operators, a global…

Edinburgh-based Topolytics voted a global disruptor

Waste data analytics business, Topolytics has been voted the most disruptive tech start-up in Scotland by its technology industry peers. The vote came at the Deloitte Disrupt the Enterprise event where six of Scotland’s most…

Trisent appoints new Chief Operations Officer

Glasgow-based tech start-up, Trisent, which has been developing a product to help people protect and control their personal data, has appointed Luke Harte as Chief Operations Officer (COO). Luke previously founded and ran technology start-up…

Global technology giant opens new office in Scotland

Global technology and IT services company Ricoh is to open a new office and customer experience centre at Maxim Office Park, Eurocentral, Scotland, located on the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Ricoh has for several…

Scottish start up bowled over by software demand

Edinburgh-based start up ‘make it social’ is building upon its success with London’s West End theatres by extending its reach in sporting events.  The company’s software allows people to book as a group but pay…

SHE Software’s transatlantic expansion underway

Glasgow-based SHE Software has launched in the US following its £3m investment by opening its first office in downtown Chicago and creating five highly skilled new jobs in its stateside team of health and safety software experts. The…

Commsworld Acquires ECS in Major Deal

Telecoms firm Commsworld has acquired ECS (previously Edinburgh Computer Services) and immediately re-branded it to become ECS - Essential Cloud Solutions. ECS, which launched in 1991 and now boasts a 19-strong team will face no…

Clark IT first in north to become Cyber Essentials Plus certification body

North-east IT specialist Clark Integrated Technologies is continuing to champion cyber security for businesses by becoming the first in the region to become a qualified certification body offering the highest level a Government-endorsed scheme to…

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Wood and IBM collaborate to transform asset life cycle management

Wood and IBM have entered into an agreement to conceive and offer new digital products and services that will advance operational efficiencies for customers in industrial and energy markets. This multi-year agreement combines Wood’s engineering innovation and industry…

Strathclyde University to host first UK IEEE 5G Summit

Strathclyde University will host the international IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 5G Summit later this month, the first time this event has been held in the UK. The summit is expected to attract delegates from around the…

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University of the West of Scotland’s first spinout raises £1.5 million

The first spinout company set to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland has closed its seed investment round, raising £1.5 million. novosound, the winner of the 2017 Converge Challenge, has developed and…