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Business backing tops targets to endorse Scottish projects

Support for Scotland at the world’s premier property exhibition has reached a record level.

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Scotland on Satellite Communications Company’s Radar After Scottish Enterprise Support

An international company specialising in the development of advanced antenna systems will land in Scotland following a grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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New company takes aim at treatments for multiple sclerosis

Novel treatments that may reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) will be investigated by a new drug-discovery company spun out from the University of Edinburgh.

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Deputy First Minister announces £9.5 million to compete in global precision medicine industry

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, has announced up to £9.5 million of new funding to strengthen Scotland’s position in precision medicine, an industry estimated to be worth over $130 billion by 2025. The announcement was made at a gathering of academics and business leaders that took place today in Perth.

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Cyber Security Specialist Provides Jobs Boost After Scottish Enterprise Support

An emerging fintech company specialising in cyber security will further enhance its presence in Scotland following a grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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Sugar beet to return to Scotland after 50 years – this time for climate change mitigation

Almost fifty years on from the closure of the Cupar Sugar Beet factory, a Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) group aims to look into the feasibility and steps required to re-establish the crop and its processing in eastern Scotland.  The 2020 driver is to contribute to climate change mitigation, rather than sugar for human consumption, and the decarbonisation of industry to meet Scotland’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, by producing bioethanol as a fuel additive and new plant-based biotech products.

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Scotland tops poll of Europe’s most connected.

Minister welcomes major international title.


Dundee textile firm Halley Stevensons Ltd receives £300k grant from Scottish Enterprise towards £1M capital investment

Business Minister Jamie Hepburn visited Halley Stevensons to find out how the £300k grant is supporting the company to invest in equipment that will allow the firm to develop products from recycled materials and plant-based waxes.

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RegTech firm receives £1.97m grant to develop AI tool for the financial services sector

Glasgow-based regulatory technology (RegTech) firm Encompass has received a £1.97m research and development (R&D) grant from Scottish Enterprise to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for its financial services clients, it was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.

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Innovation Centre launches new business advisory service to accelerate data innovation

The Data Lab, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), has launched a new business advisory service to accelerate data-driven innovation and collaboration between businesses.      


Further Growth in Scottish Exports

Scottish Enterprise has welcomed findings from the latest Export Scotland Statistics which reveal that Scotland’s international exports (excluding oil and gas) increased by £1.1 billion (3.4%) in 2018, from £32.7 billion to £33.8 billion.  Exports to the rest of the UK also increased by £1.2 billion (up 2.5% on 2017), bringing the total value of Scottish exports up to £85 billion.


Scotland's fintech cluster recognised for excellence

Scotland's growing financial technology (fintech) cluster has been officially recognised by the body responsible for the benchmarking and quality labelling of cluster management organisations globally.