Full fibre networks will offer connection speeds of 1Gbps
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Posted Sun 3rd Sep by Future Scot
Visitors to Offshore Europe in September will be able to transport themselves to a virtual reality drilling rig, thanks to the latest technology being offered at Robert Gordon University (RGU). The university, which is exhibiting as part of the Aberdeen City and Shire Exhibition Stand (2C20), will have its newest addition to its suite of simulation facilities available for guests to try out. The technology forms part of RGU’s Dynamic Advanced Responsive Training (DART) centre, a joint-venture between KCA Deutag Ltd (KCAD) and the university, which provides realistic real-time training within a virtual drilling environment. RGU, in collaboration with partners KCAD and
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Posted Wed 30th Aug by Future Scot
EventScotland is piloting local learning networks as part of the EventIt regional roadshows, which kick off on Thursday, August 24 in the Borders. The national agency says it wants to “make it easier” to engage with events professionals around the country and will trial the approach at three of the upcoming Eventit regional events, taking place at: Abbotsford House, Melrose – Scottish Borders – Thursday, August 24 Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness – Highlands and Islands – Thursday, September 7 Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Aberdeenshire – Wednesday, October 18 Led by Torquil MacLeod, Development Manager – Events Industry, the sessions, from 3 till 5pm, are designed
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Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
Two of Royal Deeside’s most famous inhabitants will take up new roles this week as tour guides in two villages with the launch of a new, free app. The Discover Deeside app, which has been funded by Aberdeenshire Council, takes users on interactive historical journeys around the villages of Ballater and Lumphanan with Queen Victoria and Macbeth, King of Scotland as guides. The free app uses augmented reality technology to give users the chance to discover more about the area’s royal links and was launched this week to coincide with Ballater’s Victoria Week. Royal links to Deeside Deeside’s links with
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Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
A new UK Tech Innovation Index published today by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult shows the most active innovation communities in the UK by industry sector, captured in an online interactive map. The rankings show Edinburgh as having the most active tech innovation community outside of London, closely followed by Glasgow in fourth place. Of the 36 UK cities included in the Index, the top four cities ranked are London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow. Aberdeen features in 20th place, with Dundee following in 22nd place. Looking at specific tech sectors, Edinburgh has some of the most active innovation communities outside of London: 2nd for Internet of
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Posted Tue 1st Aug by Future Scot