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Adrian Gillespie Net Zero-7

Scottish Enterprise continues to support a growing early-stage equity market

Scottish Enterprise today, 18 August 2022, revealed that 2021/22 continued to be a record year for its early-stage investment activities.

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Innovative university-supported start-ups secure £500,000 in grant funding awards

Five start-up businesses founded by students and recent graduates from the University of Edinburgh are celebrating after securing almost half a million pounds in grant funding awards between them.


£5m Smart Green Shipping project set to turn the tide to make shipping 20% greener

Smart Green Shipping, a systems design and engineering company, aims to lead global shipping’s green transition through unique industry collaboration with Malin, Drax and the shipping sector with targets to reduce greenhouse gas and fuel costs by at least 20% via high tech sails. The project is supported by Scottish Enterprise, industry partners and private investors.


Scottish Enterprise launches digital tool to accelerate businesses in Scotland to net zero

Scottish Enterprise is launching a free online Net Zero Accelerator tool today (Monday 25 July) to support more businesses to develop net zero plans and further the economic development agency’s commitment to embedding sustainability across its work.

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Scotland’s global rail innovation hub bid continues

A scheme to create an international rail cluster of excellence in Scotland has been extended following the success of the first phase.

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Gigged.AI secures grant funding to develop digital talent platform

Glasgow-based tech start-up Gigged.AI has been awarded a £100,000 SMART: SCOTLAND grant by Scottish Enterprise to develop its digital talent sourcing platform.

Kerry Sharp, Director of Growth Investments, Scottish Enterprise-2

Research shows rise in equity investment for Scottish businesses

New research published today by Scottish Enterprise (SE), 11 July 2022, reveals equity investment secured by Scottish businesses increased 36% to £690 million in 2021, up from £509 million in 2020.

Greg Isbister

Blissful ambitions for Scotland

Global programmatic advertising tech firm to deliver high-value jobs boost

WashR CEO Lesley Thomson at STAC Skypark Glasgow (by Stewart Attwood)

Smart Things Accelerator Centre scales up, agrees strategic partnership with Scottish Enterprise, and adds 13 new companies

  • Scotland’s first Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator enters a strategic partnership agreement with Scottish Enterprise
  • The 13 new companies accepted onto STAC 2022 will take overall portfolio to 26 companies
  • STAC in advanced planning to increase Glasgow HQ at Skypark to over 200 desk space capacity
  • New sponsors include Pivot International, and Jordan Talent Solutions
  • STAC CEO Paul Wilson: “Through STAC supported companies we will retain Scottish product development talent, who today almost exclusively study here, but then leave Scotland to take jobs elsewhere either in the UK or internationally”
Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth

£28 million for zero emission heavy duty vehicles

The Scottish Government is providing £28 million across the next four years to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of heavy duty zero emission vehicles.

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Cytomos Secures £1.6m Funding

Additional seed funding will advance cell analysis technology

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Scotland set to support green hydrogen revolution in Germany

Scotland is perfectly placed to become an exporter of green hydrogen to a ready-made market in Germany, a study led by industry and supported by the public sector has found.