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Scotland’s first Eagle Lab will use technology to help businesses fly high

An innovation hub which will allow businesses to rapidly produce and test prototypes without having to import them from overseas was opened this week in Edinburgh, the first of its kind in Scotland.

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The Edinburgh-based start-up has won a lucrative contract from Shell. Picture: PA

Edinburgh-based start-up Cognitive Geology wins Shell contract

Cognitive Geology, an Edinburgh-based technology start-up, has secured a $1.2 million (£872,000) contract with oil giant Shell for its geological mapping software.

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Stephen Ingledew will head up FinTech Scotland

FinTech Scotland eyes growth with new chief executive appointment

The chief executive of a new body set up to boost growth in the financial technology sector has been named.

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Previse will work with academia and the business community as it launches a data base in Glasgow

B2B specialist Previse to create 37 data science jobs in Glasgow

A start-up specialising in business-to-business payments is to open a development centre in Glasgow, creating 37 data science jobs in the process.

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Two clinical studies were carried out on 23 Parkinsons patients showing evidence of dyskinesia

Scots scientists create algorithm to detect Parkinson’s side-effect

Scientists have created an algorithm which can detect a side-effect of Parkinson’s treatment that causes involuntary jerking movements.

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Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Polly Purvis: The tech trends that will dominate 2018

Scotland has the talent, the raw material and the track record to grow its tech sector in 2018, says Polly Purvis

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The latest data suggests the popularity of electric vehicles in Scotland is growing rapidly. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Motoring ‘revolution’ as electric car charge-point use jumps

A surge of more than 40 per cent in the use of electric vehicle charge points could mean Scotland is on the “cusp of a motoring revolution”, according to a transport expert.

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The Scottish Governments digital Scotland superfast broadband programme is on track to reach 95 per cent fibre broadband coverage by the end of this year. Picture: Iain MacDonald/PA

Scottish Budget 2017: £600 million for broadband expansion

Every home and business in Scotland will be able to access superfast broadband by 2021, ministers confirmed today as the 2018/19 draft budget was revealed at Holyrood.

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Codeclan is among the companies getting more women involved in coding.

Former IBM vice president to take reins at CodeClan

Digital skills academy CodeClan has appointed a former senior figure at technology pioneer IBM as chief executive as it pushes the button on further expansion.

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Workmen look through Scotlands first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner as it is installed at the new Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) on the site of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

How Govan became a hub for life sciences in Scotland

The £842m Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow’s newest landmark, dominates views of the city when looking south across the River Clyde.

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Edinburgh is attracting tech start-ups from across the UK. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

Coders choosing Edinburgh over London, report finds

A growing number of coders employed in the booming digital technology sector are choosing to live in Edinburgh rather than London, an industry report has suggested.

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CodeClan plans to increase its intake in to produce 200 'job ready individuals' in Edinburgh in 2018. Picture: Contributed

John Swinney pays tribute to CodeClan on academy’s second birthday

John Swinney has hailed the impact of CodeClan in supplying new talent to support the country’s growing tech sector.

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Joshua Ryan-Saha, Data Lab skills programme manager, and Georgia Boyle, project executive, MBN Solutions. Picture: Contributed

Budding data scientists offered placements to help expand sector in Scotland

A data science recruitment specialist will once again be working with students to identify and secure industrial placements at a broad spectrum of leading Scottish businesses.

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Heriot-Watt claims podium place in Amazon artificial intelligence competition

Heriot-Watt claims podium place in Amazon artificial intelligence competition

A Scottish university reached the final three of a prestigious international competition dedicated to advancing conversational artificial intelligence (AI).

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The impact of robotic technology and artificial intelligence is now widely felt across business and society as well on television and in film. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Alan Nelson: Pros and cons of a ‘digital workforce’

Isaac Asimov, one of the 20th century’s most famous science fiction writers, predicted at the 1964 World Trade Fair that “robots will neither be common nor very good in 50 years’ time, but they will be in existence.”

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Amazon's development centre in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

Graeme Smith: Scotland at the heart of advances in machine learning

Thanks in part to work being done in Edinburgh, machine learning is having a transformative effect on the way companies do business, writes Graeme Smith

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A consortium has been fined �280,000 for polluting the Dee and Don rivers near Aberdeen. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Aberdeen to receive Gigabit broadband connections

Key public buildings in Aberdeen such as schools and hospials will benefit from a £2m investment to boost internet speeds.

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Altnaharra. Picture: Geograph

Isolated Scottish communities now enjoying fastest broadband speeds

Two remote communities now have among the fastest broadband speeds in Scotland through a unique partnership with digital network business Openreach.

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Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab, speaks at the 2017 festival. Picture: Contributed

Data Lab festival to return to Edinburgh in 2018

The power of data must be made accessible and available to all and not just specialists if it is truly transform society.

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