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.
The IEEE's annual IEDM conference is a world premier forum for scientists and engineers in the field of micro and nanoelectronics to present research breakthroughs. This is an advance glance at some of the most newsworthy topics and papers to be presented at the 61st annual meeting, being held at the Washington, D.C. Hilton from December 7-9, 2015. Subjects include memories, Nand architecture, RRAM, alternatives to Silicon, IGZO transistors 3D devices & circuits, power, silicon photonics, flexible electronics, STT-MRAM et al.
Katharine Blodgett Gebbie, a visionary physicist and senior government research administrator who supervised and mentored four Nobel laureates in physics, died August 17, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland. She was 84.
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.
Intel Custom Foundry has made a statement of intent that it is serious about competing with the companies TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries and is agreeing a full support package for ARM intellectual property, on its upcoming 10nm FinFET manufacturing process.
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.
Gaberlunzie has wasted about 3 hours trying to provide a photograph that will satisfy the passport office. If you are brave enough to use the The Passport Service, this theoretically allows you to take a digital photo of yourself - no not a selfie! This photo has to have balanced white background and no light differentials. It also it has to be taken from 1.5 metres away from your face and must be a jpg.
Global asset management firm, Baillie Gifford, has appointed Scotland-based Assure APM to gain greater forensic insight and control of its IT
systems, as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the highest levels of service to its clients. Baillie Gifford’s assets under management are
unostentatiously valued at around £130 billion. Assure was appointed following its pilot of ‘Advanced Performance Management’ technology across
Baillie Gifford’s IT environment to monitor and manage their network, server, and virtual infrastructure.
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!
From the June uproar over Scottish pupils sitting a computing science paper "riddled with errors" and including an unanswerable question, to the news now that numbers of Scotland's computing has dropped by 25 per cent in the past decade, raising fears that many specialists are moving south. Figures put active computer science teachers in Scotland at 598. In 2005 that figure was 802. Some 17 local authorities schools have schools with no computing teachers, while two thirds of Highland schools have no specialists.
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.
Next month, having scoured hundreds of entries to its leading product innovation fund and accelerator programme, the Design Council will showcase more than a dozen of its Spark programme’s pioneering products on 20 September.
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.
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