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Awards to recognise ‘trailblazing’ women in Scottish tech sector

Scotland Women in Technology has today launched its second national awards scheme with internet giant Amazon revealed as the programme’s headline sponsor.

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A Cambodian girl rows her boat through flood waters at a village in Kandal province on 2013. More than 80 people died in  floods caused by heavy rains and the Mekong River. Picture: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty

Stirling firm deploying latest mapping tech to tackle Cambodian disasters

A Stirling technology company, which has worked with the likes of Registers of Scotland, Savills and Scottish councils, is using what it says is the ­latest web-based mapping technology to improve disaster-management and response in Cambodia.

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The headquarters of the Royal Society in George Street, Edinburgh

UK immigration policy must reflect Scotland’s needs, says RSE

Scotland’s national academy of science has called on the UK Government to take a “flexible approach” to immigration post-Brexit or risk harming the country’s reputation for research and innovation.

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Video: Driverless cars to be tested on Scotland’s roads later this year

Driverless vehicles are to be tested in Scotland with a trial that could include delivery vehicles.

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The data centre is partially submerged and cradled by winches and cranes between the pontoons of an industrial catamaran-like gantry barge. Picture: Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

Microsoft sinks data centre in sea near Orkney

It looks a bit like an oil tanker, but this large white metallic cylinder is actually a highly sophisticated data centre - and it’s now lying on the seabed off the coast of Orkney.

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David Millar, TechX director, says well over 100 applicants have been whittled down to 10 finalists

‘Game-changing’ start-ups join TechX Pioneer accelerator programme

Ten exciting tech start-ups with potentially “game-changing solutions” today join the first cohort of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s TechX Pioneer accelerator programme.

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A software developer training session held by IBM. Picture: Wikicommons

Median salary of Scottish software developers rises above £40,000

The median salary of software developers working in Scotland’s growing tech sector has reached £42,000, a leading industry survey has revealed.

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FanDuel has its roots in Edinburgh. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Paddy Power Betfair seals FanDuel deal

Gambling giant Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to merge with FanDuel, the US fantasy sports betting site founded in Edinburgh.

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Further growth is name of the game for Dundee studio Outplay

Further growth is name of the game for Dundee studio Outplay

Dundee-based mobile games developer Outplay Entertainment is on track for a solid rise in annual turnover as it gears up for further growth in a booming market.

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Nigel Eccles said the start-up scene in Edinburgh had been transformed in the last eight years

FanDuel sale could prove a boost for Edinburgh start-ups

The sale of fantasy sports business FanDuel could benefit future tech start-ups in Edinburgh, one of its co-founders has revealed.

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Dr Azmy Gowaid of Glasgow Caledonian University has developed a solar tile that could see pavements generate electricity.  Picture: Peter Devlin

Glasgow scientists pioneer pavement that generates solar power

Solar power could move from rooftops to pavements thanks to a team of scientists at a Scottish university.

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Sir Ian Wood, chairman of ONE D&E, with Stephen Coleman of CodeBase. Picture: Firstpix Photography

Codebase charges up North-east tech

Codebase, the technology incubator running in Edinburgh and Stirling, has pushed north after striking a new partnership to target digital company start up and growth in Aberdeenshire.

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The Duke of York helped found the Pitch@Palace programme. Image: Contributed

Call for tech entrepreneurs to apply for acceleration initiative

Tech entrepreneurs from across Scotland are being invited to apply for a programme founded by the Duke of York that is visiting the ­Capital in the summer.

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Adopting the plug and play concept in oil and gas could significantly reduce the cost of developing marginal fields

Innovation could unlock 3.4bn barrels of oil around the UK

An Aberdeen-based innovation centre is backing four subsea “plug and play” projects which could help unlock the 3.4 billion barrels of oil and gas in marginal fields on the UK continental shelf.

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Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox of Seed Haus. Picture: Chris Watt

PingGo secures five-figure investment from Seed Haus

A “media engagement platform” aimed at high growth companies has secured five-figure investment from Seed Haus, the Edinburgh-based pre-seed tech accelerator.

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Atlantis chief Tim Cornelius praised 'commitment and dedication'. Picture: Jon Savage

Ground-breaking Pentland Firth power scheme passes milestone

Tidal power specialist Atlantis Resources has hailed another milestone for its ground-breaking MeyGen scheme in the Pentland Firth.

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The secret behind the open banking revolution in Scotland revealed

Our relationship with banks is changing and Scotland is emerging as a front-runner to embrace every new opportunity

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There were 440 software development and programming businesses incorporated in Scotland last year

Tech company start-ups in Scotland jump by 77 per cent

The number of new tech companies set up in Scotland rose by 77 per cent in 2017, a report has found.

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The competition was launched in Edinburgh this week. Picture: Contributed

‘World’s biggest’ green business ideas competition launched in Edinburgh

The world’s biggest green business ideas competition was this week launched by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). with prizes of up to €10,000 up for grabs.

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Gareth Williams, CEO, of Skyscanner. Picture: Robert Perry

Skyscanner on track after diversifying with addition of train-booking service

Travel search engine Skyscanner has launched a train-booking feature, leveraging the resources of its Chinese parent firm Ctrip that took the business over in 2016.

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