nooQ is the brainchild of founder and CEO Graeme Bodys. Graeme apparently has extensive experience delivering multi-million pound technology projects for global brands including Tesco Bank, Airbus, IBM, RedHat and Volkswagen. Any graphic searching will disclose his environment is extensively male, so maybe this is just for the boys. (And they wonder why women STEM out!)
A fleet of robotic ‘porters’, will roam the corridors of Scotland's South Glasgow Hospital as part of a £1.3million new transport and deliivery scheme. In the Western Isles as part of the EU project Remodem, NHS is piloting Giraff as a way of helping people with with disabilities or dementia to be in contact with friends and family in remote and rural areas.
Estonia may be tiny, its population a mere 1.3 million, yet it produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe and is the birthplace of Skype. Together with the University of Tartu both organisations are to explore what factors EW hinder women joining the fast growth ICT sector, something that has taxed many andalready been explored without the desired outcome. Peprhaps this time something will develop to change the situation.
Where some claim the future is digital, others emphasise it is distributed and will have an impact on digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The algorithm mining money making method has a total value now of approximately $3.4 billion, and companies and investors are at work to prove the technology makes financial services both cheaper and more useful.
Anacail Limited, a University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy spinout, closes a £2 million “Series A” equity investment whose consortium includes new investor Sussex Place Ventures, existing investors IP Group plc and SIB (Scottish Investment Bank) plus some private individuals. Fundraising process support came from IP Group subsidiary, IP Capital.
Website foundries are working overtime. The html wizards are casting their spells. In three days time, intensive work on the new website Madeherenow.com will be launched at 6.30pm at the Building Centre Gallery, London, featuring speeches by (below) author and commentator Will Hutton and CEO of the EEF, the manufacturer's organisation Terry Scuoler
The HWDT (Hebridean Whale and Dophin Trust) reports a doubling of common dolphin encounters in the Hebrides. This substantial increase in common dolphin encounters off western Scotland is to be studied by Cetacean Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in a new season of marine research expeditions beginning next month.
In a bid to close the cyber security skills gap, MWR InfoSecurity - the global research-led security consultancy, is bringing back its highly anticipated and prestigious HackFu event for the eighth year running. HackFu 2015 aims to test and improve existing cyber security and team work skills amongst the industry’s best emerging talent, through a series of tasks and challenges that push participants to explore beyond their comfort zones.
The Loch Lomond Group. “Going to work as the financial controller for a whisky company would be a dream come true for many accountants,” writes author John Stokdyk who investigates Littlemill malt whisky“ and talking to Laura Cummings who joined the Loch Lomond Group in that role last year, finds she didn’t have much time to celebrate.
University of Dundee student Ellis O’Connor has been selected for a month-long residency in the Arctic. Aged 23 she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University, last year, recently winning the RSA Landscape Award at the prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh.
Red deer may be distressed, but The Crown Estate announces its prestigious acquaculture awards for 2015 to celebrate the achievements and success of an industry vitally important to Scotland and its coastal communities that is thriving. Perhaps someone prestigious could tuck the deer herds up safely too?
Gamekeepers describe Scotland’s red deer population as “at crisis point” animals being too weak to escape culling and Highlands stalkers blame conservation groups for “slaughtering” beasts who lack the strength to run.
A new and unusual computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game allows players to directly investigate the effects of different fisheries management measures on fishermen’s behaviour. It was also used to engage fishermen in discussions about possible incentives of different management measures aiming to conserve fish stocks in European waters.
An international research team, led by the University of Dundee, has made an important discovery about black auroras, dark patches which often subdivide the glowing curtains of red or green in the Northern and Southern Lights.
Phoenix,a major provider of Cloud and IT managed services across the UK, has won an extended fully managed IT contract with its existing client Costain Group one of the UK’s major engineering and construction companies.
Entries to the 2015 Digital Technology Awards are now open, with Scotland’s brightest tech companies invited to submit applications by 24 April. And the Digintal Entrpreneur Awards are also up for grabs.
CSIC (Construction Scotland Innovation Centre) the £10 million venture designed to exploit Scotland's existing industrial and academic strengths in the field of building, has appointed a ten-person expert advisory group as it finalises its collaboration agreement with 12 partner universities.
Enegi Oil has said the fall in oil prices is likely to increase demand for its unmanned production systems in areas like the North Sea. Its website also alert the industry that scammers are offering fictitious jobs and are counselling that if you sent money to a third part and not received legiitimate documentation contact your local Police.
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