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FDI employment up 9% as Scotland continues to shine

26 September 2018

FDI employment up 9% as Scotland continues to shine: Neil Francis

SDI reports rise in inward investor figures for last year

2017 was a strong year for inward investment projects and job creation in Scotland, with 126 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects generating 8516 jobs for Scotland, up almost 9% on the previous year, said Scottish Development International (SDI) today.

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Scotland’s ‘golden opportunity’

26 September 2018

Scotland’s ‘golden opportunity’: Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Scottish Development International 

Our annual inward investment results, published today, provide a useful insight on how Scotland is performing. The results highlight another strong year for Scotland in attracting FDI projects, with 40 new investors choosing to locate in Scotland and an almost 9% increase in job creation from inward investment during 2017/18.

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Evaluating the impact of trade & investment support

26 September 2018

Evaluating the impact of trade & investment support: Edinburgh 5364-107X McAteer

Kenny Richmond, Head of Economics, Scottish Enterprise

A recent evaluation examining the impact of international trade and investment support for companies in Scotland has found a significant economic return for both trade and inward investment activity.

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Scottish Enterprise welcomes £13.5 million Data Lab funding announcement, including £2.5m from SE

20 September 2018

Scottish Enterprise welcomes £13.5 million Data Lab funding announcement, including £2.5m from SE: David Smith

The Data Lab today announced that it will receive £13.5m of Scottish Government funding to help enhance data innovation’s economic impact on Scotland, generate jobs and build upon the country’s growing reputation as a world leader in data-driven innovation.

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Cleaning and flushing decommissioning opportunity opens

18 September 2018

Cleaning and flushing decommissioning opportunity opens: ONE logo

Scottish supply chain companies are being asked to propose solutions for the cleaning and flushing of offshore oilfield infrastructure as part of the decommissioning programme jointly developed by private sector economic development company Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE).

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Fyne Audio secures Scottish Enterprise backing

18 September 2018

Fyne Audio secures Scottish Enterprise backing: Fyne Audio 1

As part of Scottish Enterprise’s strategy to support ambitious Scottish companies in scaling more quickly, Glasgow-based loudspeaker brand Fyne Audio has secured significant funding from Scottish Investment Bank to drive business growth.

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Scottish Enterprise welcomes IBioIC £11m funding announcement, including £2.8m from Scottish Enterprise

14 September 2018

Scottish Enterprise welcomes IBioIC £11m funding announcement, including £2.8m from Scottish Enterprise: David Smith

IBioIC announced today that it will receive £11m of Scottish Government funding to support Scotland’s Industrial Biotechnology sector, aiming for £130m economic boost and creation of 1400 jobs by 2023

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Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector

14 September 2018

Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector: Fintech Skills academy

A consortium of international Fintech companies together with Fife Council, Fife College and Fintech Scotland, have joined forces to launch Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’.

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Innovation backed to revolutionise decom environmental monitoring

11 September 2018

Innovation backed to revolutionise decom environmental monitoring: Sentinel Subsea

An Aberdeen-based start-up which has created a revolutionary well integrity monitoring system, has had its technology tipped to become ubiquitous within the global decommissioning industry.

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Konrad-Technologies UK Leading the Way in Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) Testing for Scotland

07 September 2018

Konrad-Technologies UK Leading the Way in Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) Testing for Scotland: Konrad-Technologies - smaller

Konrad Technologies, a global leader in sensor testing of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), announces its intention to lead the Scottish market with the opening of its UK offices in Dunfermline, Fife.

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