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Tech Nation winds-down after grant funding is cut

AFTER a decade as a government-backed organisation in the UK scale-up ecosystem, Tech Nation will cease operations and seeks to transfer its assets. The decision...
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Seers seek signs for tech sector future

TEN EXPERTS from tech consultancy Opencast have a guess at what we might see in 2023. Co-founder Mike O’Brien kicks off: “More focus on resilience...
Drone

Autonomous drone tech ‘could add billions to UK economy’

THE UK government is considering a landmark national strategy for drone technology that could spawn jobs and drive economic growth. A White Paper, A National...
Online banking

Online shift has banks shutting shop

HIGH street bank branches are shutting as people turn to online services and money management. Which? magazine reports that 5,355 bank and building society branches...
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Rising investment in UK climate tech development

INTERNATIONAL investment into UK climate tech companies risen from $4m in 2021 to $7.5bn this year — and the figure could rise to £20bn...
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AI at the easel: Can machines make art?

By REESE JONES THE ART community took a jolt when an “artbot” won first place at a Colorado State Fair competition in August. Jason Allen admitted...
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,...
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...
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AI and satellite tech set to aid climate-change and diversity

AN INTELLIGENT sustainability management system (ISMS) could soon be helping companies to achieve sustainability and biodiversity goals. California-based provider of satellite and AI-powered operations, AiDash,...
Wright Spirit

The sky’s no longer the limit for zero-emission vehicles

EVs are no longer earthbound, as COP26 has just found out. BV’s Richard Thomas reports on the emergence of the electric passenger plane… US-BASED sustainable...