Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Openreach announces another 50 Scottish communities to get “full fibre” broadband

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OPENREACH says it will bring "full fibre" broadband to another 272,000 Scottish homes and businesses.More than 50 communities will benefit from the £95m investment, according to the firm. The network is used by customers of...

Tech businesses bringing industry to life in Scotland’s schools

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Tech businesses are being encouraged to bring their industry to life for young people through an innovative series of live lessons being delivered in Scotland’s schools.Tech Industry in the Classroom sees employers from across the...

Scottish Government unveils £100m plan to make country a major producer of hydrogen fuel

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THE Scottish Government has unveiled a £100m plan it claims will make the country a leading provider of hydrogen fuel.Ministers say the five-year plan, working with industry, will provide a sixth of Scotland's energy...

Scottish radio firm is making waves in space after £6.2m funding boost

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A SCOTTISH firm has been handed £6.2m to take its radio technology into space.Sofant Technologies will use €7.3m from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and European Space Agency (ESA) to support the commercialisation of...

Scottish pipeline firm expands operations Down Under

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SCOTTISH pipeline technology specialists STATS Group is expanding its operations Down Under.The firm, based in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, is investing up to $2mAUD (£1m) in Australia's pipeline market.STATS Group has secured contracts in the oil...

Jetwash greenwash or planet saver? Edinburgh Airport claims it could hit net zero by...

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EDINBURGH Airport has unveiled plans that it claims could lead to net zero within 20 years.The airport reckons green technology could eliminate carbon emissions from all operations by 2040 - including the aircraft that...

Beam us up £4bn, Scotty: SNP government to boldly go after big chunk of...

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THE Scottish Government has unveiled plans to boldly go after a £4bn chunk of the global space market.The Scottish Space Strategy sets out plans to develop a network of satellite launch sites, pursue green...

Ferry clever: Scottish Government-owned firm to power boat without sails using wind

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A SCOTTISH Government-owned firm is working on a ferry that uses power from wind farms.Drawings show the vessel, using energy from renewable sources, which will carry passengers and vehicles between Orkney islands.The boat, powered...
Gigged founders Rich Wilson, and Craig Short

Glasgow based Artificial Intelligence firm close investment round of £600,000

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A GLASGOW based artificial intelligence (A.I) firm has closed an investment round of £600,000 to support its growth.Digital Talent Marketplace, Gigged.AI, are utalising the investment to double their team from seven to 14 colleagues,...

Skyrora agrees multi-launch deal with Shetland spaceport for the next decade

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EMBARGOED UNTIL Edinburgh, 12th October 2021 - British rocket company Skyrora has agreed a multi-launch deal with the SaxaVord spaceport on Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands, as it moves closer to...
Entrepreneur Jodie SInclair

Scots entrepreneur scoops award after turning injury into business idea

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A SCOTS product design graduate has been commended after inventing an ingenious gadget to help injury recovery. Jodie Sinclair created smart clothing product, Theo, to help monitor athletes muscle development during injury recoveries. The 25-year-old came...
Filling fuel tank at petrol station

IoT manufacturer reaching “unprecedented” demand amidst UK’s fuel shortage

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AN IoT hardware manufacturer have claimed they are reaching "unprecedented levels" in demand for their remote fuel tank level sensors amidst the UK's fuel crisis.Tekelek, based in Shannon, Ireland, believe that the surge stemmed...

Government strategy makes UK a space superpower

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The boss of Scotland’s leading rocket launch company has welcomed a new government strategy that he claims will make the UK a ‘superpower’ in global space race.Skyrora CEO, Volodymyr Levykin, believes Westminster’s National Space...

Energy pioneer Davenport joins Gravitricity to support next phase of growth

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Energy pioneer Juliet Davenport OBE has joined Edinburgh energy storage business Gravitricity as an advisor to the board to support the company’s next phase of growth. Gravitricity specialises in gravity energy storage and this summer...

Scots entrepreneur makes business award finals with plans for 3D-printed bike

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A BUDDING entrepreneur didn't let his 6ft 7in frame get in the way of joining the pandemic bike craze.Glen Craig decided to investigate 3D-printing a bike suitable for his lofty stature - and now...

CityFibre reaches another milestone on its £40m Dundee broadband project

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CITYFIBRE has installed high-speed broadband to another two areas of Dundee as part of its £40m investment in the City of Discovery.The firm said the Charleston and Ardler areas had been added to the...

Danish firm invests £25m in eco research building on outskirts of Edinburgh

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WORK started today on a £25m eco research facility that will help pave the way towards net zero emissions.The new building, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, will be the global centre of R&D and manufacturing...
2i Managing Director Dave Kelly

Edinburgh-based 2i lands £20m contract to help deliver social security in Scotland

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A SOFTWARE testing firm has won a £20m contract to help the Scottish Government deliver new social security benefits.Edinburgh-based 2i say the contract will help propel the 200-strong firm to its next stage of...

£1.6m North Sea simulator unveiled in Scotland in bid to make operations safer

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A NORTH Sea simulator was unveiled in Scotland today in a bid to make working in the cold and dangerous waters safer and more efficient.The £1.6m simulation suite is aimed at decommissioning and renewable...
Eureka Solutions - Business News Scotland

East-Kilbride software firm records £4.5m turnover despite pandemic challenges

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AN East-Kilbride based software firm has recorded one of its best years after demands for its services soared during the pandemic.Eureka Soloutions recorded a £4.5m turnover in its latest financial year which is a...
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