Latest News

Filtered By Category: Technology

Oct 6 2017

Call for New Games Fund following Major Review

Categories: Technology

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

Categories: Technology

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

Categories: Technology

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

Aug 24 2017

‘Appy to Pay

Categories: Technology

Although card payments are widely accepted in most retail outlets, there are some which still only accept cash due to the expense to the retailer; initial upfront costs plus ongoing charges. This can be a frustration for the customer and potentially lead to lost custom. To combat this, Worldpay have release an app, My Business more

Aug 4 2017

Benefits of electric company cars

Categories: TaxationTechnology

Last week the UK government announced plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. This move will make electric vehicles more and more important in the coming years however is already of great benefit to many companies. Buying or leasing an electric vehicle as opposite to traditional petrol more

Jun 2 2017

Abertay University opens £3.5m Science Laboratories

Categories: Technology

A new set of laboratories have recently been opened by the University of Abertay, Dundee at a cost of £3.5million. The labs have been set up to support the teaching of science, engineering and technology which includes forensics and biomedical sciences and will also be used for the development of food and drink, including Scotland’s more

May 31 2017

SSE create fund to help Perthshire start-ups

Categories: Technology

Scottish Southern Energy have recently set up a £250,000 entrepreneurial fund available to start-ups in the Perthshire and Highland regions. Entitled the Griffin and Calliacher Enterprise Fund, it will provide new and existing small companies access to grant funding up to £20,000. SSE community fund manager Marianne Townsley said “For the first time small businesses more

May 15 2017

TIGA concerns over UK Games funding

Categories: Technology

TIGA, the trade association that represents the video games industry, have recently carried out research that says that UK games businesses are struggling to get access to institutional equity finance. 89% of respondents who had tried to obtain equity funding from an investment fund had failed to do so. TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson said, more