Glasgow safety alarm start-up secures £744,000 funding

A Glasgow-based start-up that has developed a personal attack alarm has raised £744,000 to help bring the product to market.

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Our Energy is pledging to share 75% of its profits with customers. Picture: John Devlin

East Lothian energy supplier gearing up for launch

An East Lothian energy supplier that is promising to share three-quarters of its profits with customers is preparing to launch next year after beating its fundraising target.

Trevor Jones shows off the app with his Donald Trump portrait. Photograph: Neil Hanna

Leith artist turns rubbish into portraits of politicians

An artist is turning rubbish he finds on the streets of Edinburgh into portraits of politicians such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, David Cameron and Tony Blair – which are then brought to life with the help of new technology.

The new app aims to make it easier for young people to access concession fares or discounts when travelling. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Young Scots aim to build ‘revolutionary’ transport app

A consortium of industry experts is working with a team of young Scots to create a service to “revolutionise transport” in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Zoo earns its stripes through tiger research

Edinburgh Zoo is developing pioneering conservation techniques to boost the survival of endangered cat species ranging from tigers to the Scottish wildcat.

From left: snap40 co-founders David Bowie, Christopher McCann and Stewart Whiting. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Health tech start-up snap40 secures £2m seed funding

An Edinburgh healthcare technology firm has secured a £2 million cash injection in the largest seed funding round for a Scottish start-up in more than a decade.

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Football transfer news - such as the contract extension signed by Riyad Mahrez - is one of the markets covered by Scoop. Picture: Paul Harding/PA Wire

University spin-out aims to break social media news first

A digital service which identifies breaking news stories via social media aims to win business by keeping its customers one step ahead of their rivals.

Long queues for beers at concerts and festivals to be tackled with new speedy approach to drink dispensing. PIC Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Faster flowing beer to cut bar queues at gigs

It’s a quandary faced by many a gig goer. Is queuing up for a beer worth missing part of the show?

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Stuart Whitehead of Robert Gordon University took top prize at the young software engineer awards, organised by trade body ScotlandIS. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen student named top young software engineer

A student from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University has been named young software engineer of the year at an industry conference.

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Smart technology has the potential to revolutionise households by connecting everyday items. Picture: Chris James

Internet of things ‘start of something big’ for Scots firms

The rise of the internet of things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionise households across the world, as everyday items from washing machines to kettles become able to record and send basic information.

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Professor Carron Shankland hopes to inspire more women to study computer science. Picture: Contributed

Scots computer scientist honoured as ‘inspiration to women’

A Scots computer scientist will be honoured at Bletchley Park as part of an initiative to celebrate women in maths and computing for their achievements and ability to inspire others.

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Researchers Dr Aidan Rose and Dr Gareth Inman. Picture: Contributed

Scots medical researchers make skin cancer ‘breakthrough’

The rise in skin cancer diagnoses in Scotland over the past 20 years has led researchers to uncover a common underlying cause in one of the most widespread forms of the disease.

Susanne Mitschke, chief executive of MindMate, which shared the top Converge Challenge prize with MicroSense. Picture: Lesley Martin

Converge Challenge unveils winning university start-ups

Two start-ups from Scottish universities have shared the top £71,000 prize at this year’s Converge Challenge awards.

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Peter Barron, Google UK vice-president of communications, visited the Mitchell Library to launch the tech giant's latest Digital Garage. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Scots businesses must improve online presence, warns Google

Thousands of small businesses in Scotland are failing to take advantage of digital opportunities for growth, a senior Google executive has warned.

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Cadherent is developing an augmented reality system for the oil and gas sector. Picture: Contributed

Offshore tech outfit Cadherent steps up to next phase

A project co-funded by two Scottish innovation centres is to enable an augmented reality system to be developed for use in the oil and gas industry, boosting clarity in high-risk offshore procedures, it was announced today.

Dr Martin Goodfellow, Scottish amabassador for National Coding Week, with young coders Megan McArthur and Isabella Herbert. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

National Coding Week helps plug critical digital skills gap

SCOTTISH businesses may struggle to fill crucial IT roles in the future if a growing digital skills gap is not addressed, experts have warned.

Leah Hutcheon, founder of Apointedd, was among those to make the list. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Scotland’s top ‘40 under 40’ business innovators revealed

THEY range from academics to gym owners, but all share a talent for growing businesses and harnessing new technologies.

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Solar-power charger. Picture: The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh students bringing solar power to refugees

TWO Edinburgh students are using their technical skills to provide a lifeline for refugees.

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John Brodie, left, and Warwick Beresford-Jones launched Aquila Insight in 2012. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh data specialist aims to double headcount

Aquila Insight, the data analytics venture headquartered in Edinburgh, has outlined plans to double its headcount to 150 after moving into a new home in the capital.

Spray can tea launches to replace teabags

Spray can tea launches to replace teabags

It is a phenomenon which has polarised social media - with traditionalists proclaiming it “not normal”.

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