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Scottish solar firm AES wins EU project backing

A Scottish manufacturer of solar panels is the only company of its kind in Europe to have been selected to work on an EU wide project which will promote the development of renewable technology.

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Roslin-based Arrayjet specialises in 'bioprinting' services. Picture: Contributed

Life sciences firm Arrayjet inks ‘major’ US boost

Life sciences firm Arrayjet, which specialises in printing services used for medical screening, has landed a deal with a US-based global pioneer in biomedical research.

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There has been a growing interest in the cultivation of seaweeds for a variety of uses. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

Scottish seaweed industry prepares for commercial future

The first set of policy guidelines for the commercial cultivation of seaweed in Scotland have been published.

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Entries for this year's Converge Challenge are already coming in ahead of the 10 April deadline. Picture: Alan Richardson

Entrepreneurial contest seems money well spent

At a time of increasing focus on the need to improve the productivity of the Scottish economy and the potential role of universities in driving greater business growth, a report out today makes for interesting reading.

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Nick Freer says internationalisation translates to economic growth. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Nick Freer: Internationalisation pivotal to growth

At an annual corporate awards ceremony in Glasgow last week, some of Scotland’s most successful exporters were celebrated at a standard black-tie night in a hotel ballroom among the great and the good of the business scene.

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One Lochrin Square is aimed at occupiers in Edinburgh's technology, media and telecoms arena. Picture: McAteer Photograph

Edinburgh’s biggest office building targets tech scene

The largest single office building in Edinburgh has officially opened after refurbishment to meet “unprecedented” demand from the city’s thriving technology sector.

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd calls for access to encrypted messages to fight terror

Ministers have heaped pressure on internet companies to take action against extremists using their platforms, with the Home Secretary calling on social media providers to hand over the encrypted messages of terror suspects.

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Layla and Finn Storstein play with Stems. Picture: Neil Hanna

Why bendy building toy clicks with children

Is it a bird, is it a plane, or is it a double helix? An innovative new construction toy created by a Scottish inventor could be any or all of those things, and more – imagination is the only limit.

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The new emojis including a curling stone! Picture: Emojipedia

New emojis announced for summer - but still no Saltire

Nearly 50 new emojis will be introduced this summer, including dinosaurs, a curling stone and broccoli.

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A patients cancer journey leaves a data trail from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. Picture: PA

Chief medical officer calls for improvements in cancer care

A call for groundbreaking data science solutions to improve cancer care has been launched today.

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Pinsent Masons' Luke Scanlon says banks and cloud providers can work together to understand their regulatory obligations. Picture: PA

Luke Scanlon: More clarity needed on cloud banking

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan earlier this week described RBS as “more a financial services company with good technology” than a traditional bank.

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Professor Andrew Biankin.

Glasgow scientists leading in pancreatic cancer treatment

GLASGOW scientists are set to receive up to £8 million from Cancer Research UK to lead a project that could transform pancreatic cancer trials in the UK, with patients being selected based on their individual tumour.

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Nuria Oliver, head of research in data science at Vodafone, addresses the inaugural Data Summit at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: Simon Williams

How mobile phones could save lives in the developing world

Tech firms in Scotland have been challenged to help turn big data into a force for social good, writes Chris McCall

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With around 150 companies and a combined turnover of �1 billion, Scotland already has a vibrant and growing data sciences sector. Picture: John Devlin

David Smith: More support for Scotland’s growing data sector

A new programme of support will allow Scots firms to capitalise on data, writes David Smith

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David Ferguson, founder and CEO of Nucleus. Picture: Ditte Solgaard/First Light Photography

Nucleus boss in the running for DigiTech CEO award

David Ferguson, the founder and chief executive of financial wrap platform Nucleus, has been shortlisted in the CEO of the year category in the latest Digital Technology Awards.

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Craneware CEO and co-founder Keith Neilson. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh’s Craneware lands $5.2m US hospitals deal

Healthcare technology outfit Craneware has won a contract, worth $5.2 million (£4.2m), with a US hospital operator.

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Skyscanner is a Scottish digital tech success story. The number of jobs in the wider sector could rise to 150,000 by 2021. Picture: Contributed

Digital strategy could lead to tech jobs boost in Scotland

The digital technology workforce in Scotland could rise to 150,000 by 2021 as ministers place the sector at the centre of the country’s economic future.

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Better to gain your stripes than chase chimeras, argues Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Do you want to be a zebra or a unicorn?

I recently met two “younger than me” entrepreneurs who are part of a group of millennials eager to start and grow businesses, but who do not want to be classed as “unicorns”.

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Dundee is home to video game companies including Minecraft developer 4J Studios. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Martin Flanagan: Dundee’s game for the digital challenge

More evidence today that down-with-the-kids Dundee continues to leave its historical roots of jam, jute and journalism firmly in the rear-view mirror.

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It makes business sense for companies to invest in cyber security. Picture: David Moir

Mandy Haeburn-Little: Business needs cyber-security experts

What if your day started with a cyber forecast as well as a weather forecast?

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