January, 2019


Hong Kong Fintech to Create Technology Base in Edinburgh


Scottish Development International (SDI) has announced the successful conclusion of a new inward investment fintech project from Hong Kong, which will see financial services tech specialist Actelligent Company Limited (Actelligent) establish a new technology business in Edinburgh. The project, which... (Continue reading)

Funding will bring circular approach to wind industry


Renewable Parts has become the first SME in the wind industry to secure support from the Circular Economy Investment Fund. Targeted at reducing waste associated with parts consumption from wind turbines, Renewable Parts has developed an innovative, award winning refurbishment... (Continue reading)

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UK experts to work with global partners to tackle global grand challenges


The launch of the new UK-led, international project to protect the world’s oceans, the One Ocean Growth hub, is one of a number of new international research collaborations announced today by Science and Universities Minister Chris Skidmore. The 28 projects,... (Continue reading)

Barking and Dagenham Council launches green energy company, Beam Energy


Baking and Dagenham Council has today (Monday 21 January) launched its own greener energy provider, Beam Energy, to help its residents save on their fuel bills. All people need to do is get a two-minute quote and switch, for cheaper... (Continue reading)

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Minister Bruton Announces Further Call for Energy Research & Innovation Projects


The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D., today (Monday the 21st of January) announced the launch of the 2019 SEAI National Energy Research Development and Demonstration Funding programme, a government funded initiative which funds innovative energy... (Continue reading)

FSB: Use town centre funding to drive high street renaissance


A Scottish high street renaissance could be around the corner if new Scottish Government funding is complemented with local business and public sector support, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Following FSB campaigning, the Scottish Government has pledged... (Continue reading)

Deal to bring faster broadband to additional premises announced


The final contract to bring faster broadband to premises which do not currently have access has been signed with Openreach, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters has announced. The final lot under the successor project to Superfast Cymru... (Continue reading)

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Housing First supporting people to leave homelessness behind


Housing Minister Julie James went to the Salvation Army Housing First project in Cardiff yesterday (Thursday Jan 17 2019)in her first visit as Housing Minister. There she saw how the team are supporting people to move off the streets into... (Continue reading)

European commission recognises importance of Compound Semiconductors by unlocking up to €1.75 billion for industry research and innovation

Government Opportunities

Economy Minister, Ken Skates has welcomed the European Commission’s approval of an innovative plan, spearheaded by Wales that identifies compound semiconductors as an important sector. The plan will unlock €1.75bn of funding for research activities, will bring in up to... (Continue reading)

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3,450 new homes for West Lothian

Housing Estate

More than 3,000 new homes are to be built in West Lothian – creating one of the UK’s biggest housing-linked infrastructure projects and generating up to £1 billion value to the economy over 15 to 20 years. The Scottish Government’s... (Continue reading)

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