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Training software developer Administrate inks US deals

Training software outfit Administrate has secured fresh deals with two US companies as it prepares to host its latest education technology conference.

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Jim Duffy says Billions' Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, second left, knows the value of a good co-founder. Picture: James Minchin/SHOWTIME

Jim Duffy: Two’s company to help start-ups achieve success

I’m watching Billions at present and it is essential watching for any aspiring person who wants to get into business or ramp up what they are doing.

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'Technology businesses can scale up at an incredible rate,' says Ewan Kinnear. Picture: John Devlin

Ewan Kinnear: How Scots tech firms can shape the future

Recent advances in technology that will fundamentally transform the way we live and work have experts heralding the advent of a fourth industrial revolution.

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The Roslin Institute says its research could shed light on the role of hundreds of sheep genes. Picture: Lindsay Addison

Sheep sector is following in the footsteps of Dolly

While the poultry and pig industries have led the field in using genome information to improve the productivity characteristics of farmed livestock – such as feed conversion efficiency rates – work at Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute is set to help the sheep sector join this revolution.

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Venturefest Scotland winners will receive advice and an investment prize. Picture: Kieran Chambers

Energy innovation in spotlight at Venturefest pitch event

An event looking to drive innovative solutions to future energy challenges is to take place tomorrow, with three teams of young people pitching in front of Scotland’s leading investors.

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Calum Forsyth on left and Robin Knox on right, both of Seed Haus

Edinburgh tech accelerator looks to put the spark into the next billion-dollar business

Calum Forsyth is a man on a mission. One that some cynics might place in the impossible category. That endeavour is to create Scotland’s next billion-dollar business – or “unicorn”. However, the co-founder of Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator has no time for the doubters.

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A ship is loaded with containers of whisky at Grangemouth docks, Scotlands busiest commercial port. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Glasgow firm sails to the rescue with mobile app to help seafarers find work

A joint venture between a Scottish marine recruitment company and a Singapore-based software firm is to launch a mobile app that could revolutionise the lives of mariners around the world.

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Creative agency Wire up for the cup with SFA tour deal

Wire, the creative communications agency based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has been tasked with drawing up an “experiential tour” to take the William Hill Scottish Cup around the country.

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Student life can be tough, but also inspirational, says The Whisky Bond's Abigale Neate Wilson. Picture: John Devlin

Abigale Neate Wilson: Inspiring the graduates of the future

With the new academic year getting under way, parents across Scotland are in the midst of not only excitement for their fledgling students, but apprehension.

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Founders4Schools aims to help pupils improve their chances in the world of work. Picture: Michael Gillen

Double win for Stirling in Founders4Schools awards

Efforts to improve the job prospects of young people and encourage more children to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects have seen representatives of Stirling Council pick up two accolades.

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Skyscanner owner rings up 200 new jobs for Edinburgh

Skyscanner parent group Ctrip is to open a customer service call centre in Edinburgh, creating up to 200 jobs in the process.

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Banks are slowly working towards ways of embracing these alternative systems of payment like Bitcoin. Picture: Pixabay/Crative Commons

Comment: Banks will be ground zero for job losses from AI

Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan has predicted a bonfire of industry jobs as automation takes hold across the finance sector. Every signal is that he will be proved right very soon.

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Jim Duffy ponders the premium pricing of gin. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Jim Duffy: Gin and bear it as entrepreneurs eye white spirit

I always associated gin with the likes of the late Princess Margaret as it was fair to say she enjoyed a G&T.

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From left: Joshua Ryan-Saha of The Data Lab with Georgia Boyle and Michael Young of MBN. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Data scientists gather for Edinburgh talent summit

More than 200 specialists in the field of data science will gather in Edinburgh today for a summit focusing on how organisations can recruit and develop the best talent.

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Early-stage accelerator Seed Haus hunts for next unicorn

What is billed as Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator has been officially launched in Edinburgh in a bid to plug a gap in the start-up support system.

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Professor Harald Haas, co-founder of PureLiFi. Picture: Contributed

PureLifi sees the light with Asian Wipro partnership

PureLiFi, the Edinburgh technology firm that uses light to provide wireless communications, has tied up a partnership agreement to provide products for the Asian market.

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Leah Hutcheon, founder and chief executive of Appointedd. Picture: Chris Watt

Entrepreneurs join forces to launch booking service

Two female entrepreneurs have joined forces to launch a new service to help organise major events such as weddings and baby namings.

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Chris Shaw of Urban Splash says he's 'a little bit jealous' of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre's new facility. Picture: Andy Buchanan

Chris Shaw: Building a brighter future through innovation

Just yesterday, I had the pleasure of addressing a huge room full of Scottish construction professionals.

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Some satellites are only the size of a whisky bottle box. Picture: John Devlin

Facebook live: what does the future hold for Scotland’s space industry

Did you know that Glasgow makes more satellites than any other European city?

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