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Innovators

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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IBioIC is one of the Scottish centres working closely with entrepreneurs

Scottish entrepreneurs and educators 'driving commercial success'

Since 2012 Scotland’s Innovation Centres have proven a remarkable success. Sarah Devine looks at the work of four of them.

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The EIE 2018 cohort. Picture: Stewart Attwood

EIE 2018: 5 start-ups to watch at this year’s conference

Investors will soon arrive in Edinburgh hoping to spot the next FanDuel or Skyscanner, writes Nick Freer

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The sheltered waters of Cromarty Firth have long been used for refits or as an anchorage for oil rigs. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Decommissioning centre gets green light for Aberdeen

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the University of Aberdeen have teamed up to launch a multi-million-pound decommissioning “centre of excellence” as the industry gears up to scrap scores of North Sea rigs.

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A view across the Clyde and Glasgow. Picture: Allan Milligan

Scottish aerial imaging start-up secures funding deal

A satellite and aerial imaging start-up has landed a six-figure grant funding deal that should lead to the creation of 14 jobs.

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The theme of this year's festival is 'data warriors'. Picture: Contributed

2018 Data Fest to showcase Scotland’s ‘world class’ talent

A week-long festival which promotes the benefits of data-driven innovation has kicked-off with talks from a range of industry experts.

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Polly Purvis said the tech sector north of Border 'thriving'

Scotland’s digital tech industry expects a ‘positive’ 2018

Scotland’s burgeoning digital technology industry is set to make strong further strides this year, a survey out today says.

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Minecraft firm 4J Studios, which is based in Dundee and East Linton, has pumped a six-figure sum into Puny Astronaut. Picture: Contributed

Minecraft studio pumps money into Dundee games developer

The Scottish games developer founded by entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns is investing in a fledgling Dundee studio to help bring its first title to market.

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Abertay's computer games design course is highly rated

Abertay ranked best in Europe for computer games design

A computer games course at a Scottish university has been named the best in Europe for the fourth year in a row in an annual college admissions survey.

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Sam Wason (left) and Gordon Kaye of Cathcart Associates. Picture: Contributed

Scholarship launched to help next generation of Scots programmers

An IT recruitment specialist has launched a new scholarship scheme aimed at helping Scots from low-income households afford training at Scotland’s leading digital skills academy.

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A new report says digital tools could add �1.44 billion to turnover of Scottish rural business

Digital drive by rural firms could boost Scottish economy

Scottish rural businesses ramping up their digital business could add up to £2.5 billion to the country’s economic output, a new report out today says.

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Smartphone usage across the world has soared but many of the devices are used for just a few years before being binned. Picture: PA

Mobile phone pioneer encourages Scotland to embrace circular economy

An influential designer who has worked on some of the world’s most popular mobile phones is to visit Edinburgh to speak on the benefits of adopting a more “circular” manufacturing sector.

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An electric car in action

Car park only for electric vehicles to be built in Dundee

Dundee City Council is planning to create a car park in the city centre solely for electric vehicles.

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Holyrood's cross-party committee on Malawi was joined via video link with its counterpart in Westminster. Picture: Contributed

Video links Holyrood and Westminster for the first time

Elected members at Holyrood and Westminster held a historic joint-session this week thanks to video link technology.

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Cathy O'Neil will be among the speakers at the 2018 Data Summit

‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ author to speak at Edinburgh data summit

An American author who warned big data could increase inequality and pose a threat to democracy will be a keynote speaker at an industry event in Edinburgh next month.

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