Tom Sapsted,`(below left) director, Nuclear Energy Insider writes that SMR (Small Modular Reactors) represent a huge opportunity for the UK in terms of IP and supply chain development. If the UK government and industry commit now, Britain could become a world leader in the nextgen nuclear.
Scotland’s ground-breaking CivTech pilot has launched a new challenge for developers and entrepreneurs to stimulate the nation’s cyber security agenda. Backed by Scottish Government, the CivTech pilot is harnessing new technologies to drive innovation in the public sector. With the launch of its “WildCard Challenge” the CivTech pilot looks for new cyber security products and ideas with a clear application for public sector and significant commercial potential in the fight against cyber threats and IT disruption. The successful applicant will be awarded £15,000 funding and a place on the CivTech pilot’s dedicated three-month accelerator programme in Edinburgh.
Shining a spotlight on YoCo (Young Contractors ) around the UK, Parasol announced IT professional Lauren Farmer as the winner of its inaugural Young Contractor of the Year Awards on Wednesday 18th August. The award comes as GSCE results being released today, many students will be looking at apprenticeships as a way to enter their chosen career. Elaine Rowlands, head of HR at PCMS - a lead retail technology provider to Waitrose, M&S and John Lewis - is also calling for apprenticeships to receive more funding and support as a credible alternative to university.
Spectromax Solutions Ltd, IT project and software development specialist, involved in the set-up of a new IT system for EU farming subsidies in Scotland, has announced its membership of ScotlandIS which represents digital businesses in Scotland across IT, telecommunications and related sectors. As part of its membership, Spectromax will participate in ScotlandIS events and initiatives designed to develop and raise the profile of Scotland’s thriving digital technologies industry, which has become essential to the growth of the country’s economy.
Finland, with its long land border to Russia having maintained strict neutrality through the Cold War, is negotiating a defence collaboration agreement with the United States and aims to sign it this autumn, its defence minister said on Monday. Simultaneously VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland sees positive opportunities for the growth of the electronics industry in Finland, and is developing its research, development and manufacturing capabilities in the Micronova semiconductor fabrication facility in Espoo.
Scottish cloud and data centre, brightsolid, has received Preferred Partner certification in Dell’s PartnerDirect program, meeting the necessary technical and sales training requirements. As a Dell Preferred Partner with certifications in Cloud Services & Solutions, brightsolid has always maintained a close working relationship with Dell and excels in hardware, software and services knowledge that help eliminate IT complexity for customers and help create greater efficiencies.
Scottish informatics company Aridhia will be among a cohort of research organisations undertaking the world’s most in-depth study to better detect Alzheimer’s Dementia, aiming to identify early signs of the disease and improve our understanding of its progression.
The wide range of robotic work currently being undertaken makes it hard to keep up with developments that range from a smart mobile outdoor robotic trash bin to motivate students in cleanliness campaigns, to ensuring an assistive robot partner is both expressive and communicative so being likely to make it more satisfying to work with and leading users to trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes!
The Minister for International Development has chaired a meeting with a range of key stakeholders to highlight a commitment to the introduction of a post-study work visa and called on UK Government to include Scottish Universities in the student visa pilot programme.
The 3,000 Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old making it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. The millennium old pine was discovered by scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz (Germany) and the University of Arizona (USA).
IoT emerges in Glasgow with STREAM Technologies which has developed software focused on the fast-growing Internet of Things, is to create 20 jobs in Glasgow, as it aims for an annual turnover increase from £5.5m to £20 million by 2018. The mobile network services specialist is being supported by a £200,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise job creation coincides with a move to bigger premises, at Skypark in Glasgow.
A new study by Loughborough University has examined – for the first time – how receptionists interact with surgery patients over the telephone and has revealed how patients have to ‘push’ for effective service.
A Memorandum of Understanding will see both Babylon undergraduate and postgraduate students finishing their studies in Huddersfield.Students from one of the most fabled cities of the ancient world will soon be completing their degrees and boosting their qualifications at the University of Huddersfield.
Global Justice claims to have found examples of rich landowners across Scotland involved in unregulated fracking, land grabs, privatisation of national parks in Africa, large scale trade union busting and job cuts in Mexico and Brazil, abuse of workers’ rights in the UK, and human rights abuses around the world.
The Design Council has boasted that together with its partner Arthritis Research UK it will be funding unique products and their creators to take creative ideas to market. But it looks as if the Design Council is now also badly needed to rescue Olympic “park” displacement of creatives.
In early August, "The Herald" reported that the Brexit vote has hit Scotland's labour market, with the steepest drop in permanent job placements since 2009, according to a survey covering July. Now the recruitment consultancies, feeling the revenue pinch are teaming up.
AstraQom UK, a subsidiary of the world’s largest local business VoIP provider and telecommunications cloud architecture operator, has opened of its new headquarters at Cranfield University Technology Park, Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by how some 900 South Korea protesters seeing THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defence) installed are against it and being angry at their government's deployment of it have taken have taken part in a protest, namely mass head shaving.
As Gaberlunzie casts around for the paper form he has to fill in, and for the last time (excluding SA) to make the dreaded visit on-line approach to HMRC, where he has used hundreds of passwords; can't praise the HMRC helpers enough; but has taken hours and hours of life to make very small returns and sometimes claims - now courtesy of the curse of complex number/alpha passwords he is abandoning his VAT revenue tax status, leaving himself just Self Assessment, quite hard enough for numeric dyslexic!!
Kimera Systems have launched Nigel – claimed the world’s first commercial human-like intelligence technology for connected devices. Nigel was delivered at a birthday party held in downtown Portland by its creator, Kimera co-founder and CEO Mounir Shita. The Nigel AGI (Artificial General Intelligence technology began learning immediately in the same way humans do: by observing the behaviour of people with Nigel-enabled devices.
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