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Jun 1 2018

Dundee professor receives funding for food review

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A professor at Dundee University is to receive funding to carry out research into crop-killing diseases. Diseases cause approximately 40% of overall crop losses worldwide. Professor Paul Birch who heads up the plant sciences department will receive almost €2.5 million from the European Research Council for his work over the next 5 years. It is more

May 25 2018

TechNation report says Dundee worth over £200m to economy

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The annual TechNation report recently published stated that the Dundee technology sector was worth over £200 million to the Economy and supported over 2,500 jobs in 2017. The support of both Abertay and Dundee universities were highlighted as the greatest strength of the local sector. The biggest challenge was considered to be the recruitment of more

May 3 2018

Government funding available for resource efficiency improvements

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The Scottish Government has announced an additional incentive to their interest free loans available to SME’s to improve resource efficiency. For a limited time the interest free loans will also invite a 30% cashback on completion of the projects (up to a maximum of £10,000). Example of measures which could be funded are: Lighting improvements more

Apr 19 2018

Dundee university plans to be leader in forensic medicine

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Dundee University has announced plans to create around 1,000 jobs and become a world leader in Forensic Medicine if it can secure funding of just over £100 million. An initial £64 million is being sought through the Tay Cities Deal, which would be used to create 400 jobs in the Dundee Life Sciences centre with more

Apr 12 2018

Extended tax relief for Video Game Industry

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Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) was introduced from April 2014 but has now been extended from April 2018 to March 2023. Our EQ Technology team are delighted with this news; the tax credit encourages innovation within the UK gaming industry – safeguarding and creating jobs within the sector. Your company can claim VGTR if: the more

Apr 6 2018

Dundee games fund receives boost

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The Dundee based UK Games Fund has recently received a welcome boost to its coffers through the Creative Industries Sector Deal. After an initial £1 million was awarded in the November budget, which will allow it to continue until 2020, a further £500,000 has been provided to support new businesses during 2018-19. Paul Durrant, who more

Mar 22 2018

Games sector soars with Scottish Government support

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In response to a question raised at Holyrood, it was revealed that £11.5 million of Scottish Government investment has helped the computer gaming sector show significant growth over the last 6 years. The details provided state that the number of video games companies in Scotland has trebled from 35 in 2011 to 105 in 2017, more

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