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Scotland’s budding tech entrepreneurs off to Silicon Valley for ‘startup grind’ 

A group of Scotland’s budding tech entrepreneurs are to travel to Silicon Valley for a global startup conference after securing funding from a government-backed ‘ecosystem fund’. Members of the Scottish…

New app to help end period poverty in Scotland 
Scotland’s tech experts outline their predictions for 2022 
GovTech
New Scottish Government benefits payments service issues first payroll 

A new service which aims to reduce duplication and inefficiency in benefits payments processes across the public sector has successfully issued its first payroll. The system, operated by the Scottish…

Government launches programme to equip senior leaders with digital skills 
Transformation-driven governments must adopt digital identity 
GovTech
Scotland’s budding tech entrepreneurs off to Silicon Valley for ‘startup grind’ 

A group of Scotland’s budding tech entrepreneurs are to travel to Silicon Valley for a global startup conference after securing funding from a government-backed ‘ecosystem fund’. Members of the Scottish…

New app to help end period poverty in Scotland 
Scotland’s tech experts outline their predictions for 2022 
GovTech
New Scottish Government benefits payments service issues first payroll 

A new service which aims to reduce duplication and inefficiency in benefits payments processes across the public sector has successfully issued its first payroll. The system, operated by the Scottish…

Government launches programme to equip senior leaders with digital skills 
Transformation-driven governments must adopt digital identity 
LocalGov
Glasgow’s economic strategy to address ‘key future challenges’ 

Glasgow has launched an economic strategy in preparation for key future challenges set to “disrupt our way of life”, including technological advances, the climate emergency and the impact of Covid-19….

Dundee esports league to spark gaming revolution in Scotland 
Final push for points as Renfrewshire Beat the Street draws to a close 
LocalGov
Glasgow’s economic strategy to address ‘key future challenges’ 

Glasgow has launched an economic strategy in preparation for key future challenges set to “disrupt our way of life”, including technological advances, the climate emergency and the impact of Covid-19….

Dundee esports league to spark gaming revolution in Scotland 
Final push for points as Renfrewshire Beat the Street draws to a close 

Health & Care

Cyber
New dataset developed by Edinburgh researchers to help ransomware detection 

A new dataset developed by Edinburgh researchers is to help in the fight against the global scourge of ransomware. Cybersecurity experts at Edinburgh Napier university have built the NapierOne platform…

Jude McCorry: “Focus on cyber strategy alone is not enough” 
CyberScotland Partnership warns of 2022 cyber threats 
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On the cyber horizon: predictions for 2022 

As 2021 draws to a close, we see a world still challenged by Covid-19, necessitating new business models, new channels and a shift (perhaps for the long term) to remote…

National cyber plan calls on ‘all parts of society’ to boost UK’s global position 
Cyber
New dataset developed by Edinburgh researchers to help ransomware detection 

A new dataset developed by Edinburgh researchers is to help in the fight against the global scourge of ransomware. Cybersecurity experts at Edinburgh Napier university have built the NapierOne platform…

Jude McCorry: “Focus on cyber strategy alone is not enough” 
CyberScotland Partnership warns of 2022 cyber threats 
Comment
On the cyber horizon: predictions for 2022 

As 2021 draws to a close, we see a world still challenged by Covid-19, necessitating new business models, new channels and a shift (perhaps for the long term) to remote…

National cyber plan calls on ‘all parts of society’ to boost UK’s global position 

DigitalScotland 2022

25 Oct 2022

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Why 2022 will be a significant year for digital learning 

In 2022 the impact of technology in the classroom shows no sign of abating. The ‘pandemic years’ have proved critical in providing impetus for weaving and integrating powerful digital tools…

On the cyber horizon: predictions for 2022 

As 2021 draws to a close, we see a world still challenged by Covid-19, necessitating new business models, new channels and a shift (perhaps for the long term) to remote…

Jude McCorry: “Focus on cyber strategy alone is not enough” 

The number of cyber attacks has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic, with both international and domestic cyber criminals taking advantage of our increased reliance on…

Not a drop wasted: digital cask filling can save the whisky industry millions 

Scotland’s food and drink sector is central to the country’s economy. Bringing in around £14 billion every year, it employs more than 115,000 people and accounts for one in five manufacturing…

The value of engineering in the curriculum 

If you were to look back at the greatest discoveries in science and technology over the past 30 years, you would soon notice that engineering is a key catalyst for…

Glasgow Council leads the way in digital learning 

In 2017, we at Glasgow City Council took the opportunity to overhaul our digital approach to education and redefine learning, keeping in mind the core aim of reducing the impact…

Why data is the new oil 

In 2006, British mathematician Clive Humby coined the phrase, “Data is the new oil”. This analogy has been proven correct as data now powers entire industries and holds tremendous value…

Global Entrepreneurship Week offers chance to reset aspirations amid new innovation landscape 

With the advent of Global Entrepreneurship Week, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate the innovators, the grassroots risk takers who drive the economy, and those who invest in…

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Abu Dhabi oil company joins net zero centre to boost green tech startups 

An accelerator programme which aims to boost the number of climate tech startups in Scotland has partnered with an oil company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi…

Edinburgh tech spinout aims to reduce analysis time for genetic data 
Double digit growth for Scottish fintech firms 
Business & Economy
Edinburgh fintech partners with equity firm to support vulnerable customers 

A finance firm specialising in helping older property owners access the funds in their homes has turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to help their more vulnerable customers. Equity release provider…

Nominations open for annual Digital Technology Awards 
Dundee’s rejuvenation continues as Michelin unveils first images of new innovation hub 
Business & Economy
Abu Dhabi oil company joins net zero centre to boost green tech startups 

An accelerator programme which aims to boost the number of climate tech startups in Scotland has partnered with an oil company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi…

Edinburgh tech spinout aims to reduce analysis time for genetic data 
Double digit growth for Scottish fintech firms 
Business & Economy
Edinburgh fintech partners with equity firm to support vulnerable customers 

A finance firm specialising in helping older property owners access the funds in their homes has turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to help their more vulnerable customers. Equity release provider…

Nominations open for annual Digital Technology Awards 
Dundee’s rejuvenation continues as Michelin unveils first images of new innovation hub 
Fintech
Cause for celebration after record year for growth 

The achievements of our home sector were marked at the FinTech Scotland Festival, as well as its contribution to an industry that is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and…

Progress report: Accelerating growth and driving innovation 
Regional clusters of specialised excellence bolster fintech strength 
Fintech
‘We cannot take our dominant position for granted …’ 

There was plenty of positivity about what is a dynamic new sector at the Fintech Scotland Festival – but it was tempered by the message that we can’t rest on…

The new financial tribes that banks need to know 
No more small change 
Fintech
Cause for celebration after record year for growth 

The achievements of our home sector were marked at the FinTech Scotland Festival, as well as its contribution to an industry that is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and…

Progress report: Accelerating growth and driving innovation 
Regional clusters of specialised excellence bolster fintech strength 
Fintech
‘We cannot take our dominant position for granted …’ 

There was plenty of positivity about what is a dynamic new sector at the Fintech Scotland Festival – but it was tempered by the message that we can’t rest on…

The new financial tribes that banks need to know 
No more small change