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Scottish companies invest £100 million in R&D in first half of 2008

Research and development (R&D) investment continues to be a high priority for Scottish businesses. In the last six months, Scottish Enterprise has helped Scottish companies to collectively invest £100,886,996 in R&D projects, highlighting the importance these companies place on continuing innovation for competitive advantage.
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Blueprint for chemical sciences sector boosts investment

Scotland’s first ever industry-driven strategy for the chemical sciences sector has helped encourage more than £220 million of investment in Scotland’s chemical sciences.
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Scotland’s new innovative research projects announced

The latest innovative projects from Scotland’s universities and research institutions to be supported by Scottish Enterprise’s Proof of Concept Programme are announced today (30 June 2008).
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River Clyde's classroom connection

The dynamic regeneration of the River Clyde is helping turn the river into a unique education resource and classroom for thousands of pupils.
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Students give Scottish companies the EDGE

A unique international business and enterprise programme was officially launched at a ceremony at the University of Glasgow today (15 June 2008).
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Innerleithen bike park report now available

The final phase in a feasibility study looking at the commercial development of a mountain bike park at the 7stanes site in Innerleithen has recently been published.
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Jobs boost as global clinical researchers choose Edinburgh

Scottish Enterprise has announced that ICON plc has opened a new operation in Edinburgh initially creating 60 jobs.
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Aberdeen's future talent in financial services recognised by careers advisers

College and university careers advisers, Careers Scotland staff and school teachers have been touring Aberdeen's financial services sector today (Friday 30 May 2008) to ensure career opportunities in the sector are highlighted and understood. This is the first tour of its kind to be run in Aberdeen
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Angel funding for new waste management company

Business Angel group, Highland Venture Capital (HVC), has completed its first lead investment in partnership with Scottish Enterprise's Scottish Co-investment Fund. £600,000 has been committed as investment in newly formed Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd, a company which has invented a system for treating, at source, blood waste from abattoirs which will potentially offer huge savings in waste disposal costs to a tight margin industry.
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Celebrations for Ettrick Riverside Centre

Scottish Enterprise is playing host to an event today (26 May 2008) at 6.00pm at Ettrick Riverside Business Centre in Selkirk which aims to celebrate the centre's 5th anniversary and the completion of its third floor.
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Scottish Forest Industries Advisory Board - Announcement of new Chair

Following the recent announcement (1 May 2008) of members nominated to serve on the Scottish Forest Industries Advisory Board (SFIAB), Bob Stubbs, was elected as the new Chairman at the Board’s inaugural meeting held in Aberdeen on 20 May.