SWAN announces that North Lanarkshire Council has joined the Scottish Wide Area Network, a single public services network for the use of all public service organisations within Scotland. SWAN is being delivered through a framework contract with Capita IT Enterprise Services.
In April, Clyde Space opened its first subsidiary company in the USA. The UK then woke up to a local company with the increased clean room manufacturing capacity for major UK build satellites. This month the Clyde Space has a £1 million order to build four such satellites for the UK Government-backed programme that aims to develop fast, regular and more affordable access to space.
As Glasgow-based Plan Bee Ltd springs into action with a splendid new brochure, busy internet pages and the indefatigable Warren Bader (below left) looking for a Beehive development executive. In the USA, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is in the process of reviewing the impact of three neonicotinoids, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran –– as well as seeing how other species, such as butterflies and aquatic animals, are affected by pesticides. The work is scheduled to be unveiled in December.
A Glasgow tech incubator is launching an ambitious start-up school for teens which will give them the chance to pitch their ideas to real life investors. Working alongside Glasgow City Council and Skills Development Scotland, RookieOven is giving 16-18-year-olds from Glasgow the chance to take part in its first pioneering Academy programme, during which they will devise creative digital product ideas and turn them into the foundations of a solid business.
Professor Douglas Paul, a University of Glasgow physicist has received the Institute of Physics President’s Medal of which only eight such medals have been presented since the award’s inception in 1998. He joins such recipients as particle physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox in 2012 and World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee in 2006.
The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee.
University of Glasgow and Queen’s University, Belfast, along with 12 industry partners, are creating a new CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) an initial 50 PhD students in integrative photonics and its applicability to data storage and information processing.
Professor John Reilly, of the University of Strathclyde's School of Psychological Sciences & Health, is one of 17 members in the working international panel group appointed by the WHO (World Health Organisation) to help find solutions to childhood obesity.
A computer expert has claimed the ticketing fiasco at Ticketmaster should never have happened, with organisers suggesting it could be days before technical problems which have left 40,000 unsold are sorted out reported The Herald
Science Centres look to Easter audiences with a new ‘Scotland’s Time Lords’ galleries – opening at Edinburgh's Our Dynamic Earth for Easter – bringing to life earth scientists' impact on our understanding of the world, since the Scottish Enlightenment. The Scottish Government funding of the display is the biggest redevelopment undertaken in the 15 years since its opening.
The Glasgow-based ORE Catapult is to merge with NAREC (National Renewable Energy Centre) to create a "national champion" for the development and cost reduction of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy across the UK.
Lupo, at about 85% towards its Kickstarter goal with five days to go thanked its supporters and hoped to celebrate come Sunday. Very happily the celebration has come with three days to spare, as thanks to 417 backers from around the world, LUPO has been made to happen!
BAE Systems unveils detailed plans for a £200 million "frigate factory" to "The Herald" that it hopes will secure shipbuilding on the Clyde for decades and is scheduled to send the release to the remainder of the press this afternoon. Other current major news is on aircraft and the use of 3D printing technology.
Certum, the Glasgow-based self-described "boutique IT services and support company" that offers cloud services, that scooped Outlander and Aquira business in 2013, now wins Dell Software's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Preferred Partner status for Data Protection and Security, as well as doubling revenues.
A £10 million funded sensor and imaging hub designed to link all Scotland's universities with businesses in the technology industry has been launched in Glasgow, based on the fine groundwork done by SSSC (Scotland Sensor Systems Centre) at Glasgow University which will move Glasgow's ITREZ technology and renewable energy zone
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Glasgow are invisible to potential customers because they are not keeping pace with consumers’ preference for using the web and social media to find local businesses
Babcock Marine, operator of the former Naval Dockyard at Rosyth, has taken delivery of 19 newOTCs (overhead travelling cranes from Street Crane Company. The yard undergoing a refit for its new role as a flexible manufacturing base for commercial, marine and offshore vessels. The new cranes will enhance yard productivity and provide a mechanical handling system with modern standards of safe lifting and performance.
The Nano-Electronic Diamond Devices and Systems Group at Glasgow University School of Engineering have emerged with an answer to an age old doping and stability problem issue in diamond electronics. Over at Basel University, with tiny diamond crystals, physicists discover new quantum information possibilities for the material.
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