Innovation

Satellite Vu infrared satellite

Checking building temperatures from on-high with satellite data

A UK SATELLITE firm is set to launch the world’s “thermometer from space” to provide climate data to the real estate sector. Satellite Vu has...
Turing Fest CEO Brian Corcoran

Turing Fest returns to connect tech luminaries

ONE OF Europe's leading tech conferences, Turing Fest, returns next month as an in-person event in Edinburgh. Attendees from around the world include the founders,...
Four-day week wooden blocks

Four-day weeks ‘could keep spirits high’

OUR JOBS fill up most of our weekdays — and sometimes our weekends and evenings, too. For many, the idea of settling down with a...
UK Parliament

Feeless crypto trades in Houses of Parliament

FEELESS cryptocurrency Nano was used for the first-ever crypto transactions at the Houses of Parliament. An official event took place at the Centre of FinTech...
Glass globe, mossy stones, sunlight

Slip into something ethical, like plastic-free workwear

ECO-FRIENDLY uniforms are the next step in the bid to cut plastic use. The plastics issue is high on the global agenda. The UK introduced...
plastic packaging, retail sustainability

Retail industry must commit to sustainability: report

THE RETAIL industry must work harder and faster to deliver on climate change commitments, a report warns. Survey management consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in...
Pallet LOOP recycled pallets

UK firms jumping into LOOP to cut construction waste

UK COMPANIES are signing the Pallet LOOP’s charter to explore how a circular-economy pallet scheme could benefit business, the environment, and the construction industry. Every...
Huawei phones

‘Create a sense of crisis before diving into digital’ — Huawei

A SENSE of crisis should be encouraged and intensified to help drive digital transformation, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping believes. Ping was speaking at a...
Virtual whiteboard, remote-first illustration

Sci-tech firm pursues global growth by going remote-first

TECHNOLOGY company Cactus Communications (CACTUS) wants to become a “remote-first” employer for 1,200 workers in nine locations around the world. The Indian firm is one...
Cancer startup entrepreneurs

University’s incubator programme selects cancer-fighting start-ups

TWENTY start-ups — eight of them operating projects in the field of cancer — have been selected for a University of Edinburgh incubator programme...