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Mar 2 2018

TIGA Plans for Rapid Games Sector Growth

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TIGA, the trade association for the games industry, wants the number of studios to rise by 350 and employment in the sector to increase by 7,000 by the year 2022. It is also targeting for annual investment to grow by over £300 million in the same period. The body has called on the government to more

Feb 26 2018

Business gateway digital boost

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The Government has recognised the importance of technology in business and has launched its “Digital Boost” programme. The programme will consist of several workshops, covering the following topics: Digital Marketing Strategy, Digitise Your Business Processes, Website Data Analytics, LinkedIn for Business and eCommerce for Business. The workshops are fully funded and will offer guidance to more

Feb 2 2018

Good news as funding deals are secured by local creative groups

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Two local groups are delighted to be sharing in the £99million fund provided by Creative Scotland. Organisers of the NEoN festival and Creative Dundee have both been added to Creative Scotland’s list of organisations that guarantees them funding for the next three years. Gillian Easson, co-founding director of Creative Dundee said “We are really thrilled more

Jan 16 2018

Growth expected in UK games sector

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Recent research by TIGA has found that the majority of development studios intend to increase staff numbers in 2018, and that the business environment is favourable for games development in the UK. However, there is also an air of caution for the future. An inability to secure affordable funding continues to be a barrier to more

Jan 9 2018

New patent fees from 6 April 2018

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Any business looking to apply for a patent may want to consider applying before 6th April to avoid increases in most fees. There is an increase in the application fee from £20 to £60 (£90 for a paper application) and a 25% surcharge if not paid at the time of application. Renewal fees are not more

Oct 6 2017

Call for New Games Fund following Major Review

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A large scale review recently carried out at the request of the UK Government has recommended that almost £24 million of new funding should be provided to extend the work of the UK Games Fund based in Dundee. The review found that 300,000 jobs had been generated in the five years between 2011 and 2015 more

Sep 26 2017

Dundee University awarded £2 million grant from Cancer Research UK

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One of the many expert teams at the University of Dundee have been successful in securing a significant grant from Cancer Research UK. The funding is to be used to explore the role that one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in the disease. Experts hope the work will aid the discovery more

Sep 4 2017

TIGA calls for Development Fund

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TIGA, the trade association that represents the video games industry, is asking the government to create a new UK fund to provide development monies. This follows on from a recent round of European funding where a number of UK studios received grant aid. TIGA chief executive, Dr Richard Wilson, said there is a need for more