FutureScot’s Digital Cities 2017 series of events is kicking off this week in Dundee on Tuesday September the 5th and continuing in Edinburgh the next day. The events will discuss and debate the unique successes, challenges and opportunities of digital technology within each of Scotland’s city regions. The outcome from the five events will be published in an independent supplement to be distributed with The Sunday Times Scotland on September 24. There’s still a couple of tickets left for our Tay Cities and Edinburgh events, so book yours today before it’s too late! Tay Cities 05 September 2017 | RRS Discovery Dundee
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Posted Mon 4th Sep by Future Scot
Opening in 2018, V&A Dundee will be the first museum in Scotland dedicated to design
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Posted Tue 8th 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
Spring Technology has been retained by The University of Dundee to help them engage with employers about Graduate Level Apprenticeship (GLA) schemes, focusing on the areas of IT software development, business management, manufacturing and engineering. This new type of fully-funded work-based degree, GLA, combines on-the-job learning and high-quality education to allow students to study for an honours degree whilst currently in employment, and gain relevant hands-on experience during their studies. Compared to other degrees offered, it places greater emphasis on applied knowledge and putting theory learned at university into practice. Rebecca Hastings said: “GLA schemes will give businesses the opportunity
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Posted Tue 11th Jul by Future Scot
Aiming to encourage and nurture a new generation of designers.
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Posted Tue 11th Jul by Future Scot
Keith Williams, University of Dundee Scotland is rarely slow to recognise its literary heroes, from building monuments to Walter Scott to crafting a tourist industry around Robert Burns. However, one major writer remains unclaimed for the canon 130 years after his literary career began. Robert Duncan Milne was an astonishingly prescient pioneer of science fiction who published over 60 stories in the late 19th century. Yet hardly anyone knows his name or how he influenced other leading lights in the early days of the genre. HG Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) is famously associated with visualising time travel as if
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Posted Thu 8th Jun by Future Scot
But it is 'struggling with skills gap and Brexit could exacerbate that'
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Posted Fri 19th May by Future Scot
Scotland is quickly becoming one of the most vibrant tech hubs on the planet, fuelled by the success of Skyscanner, FanDuel and Freeagent – among other players. This success isn’t just consigned to one region either, with pioneering activities taking place not only in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but also in Aberdeen, Dundee and central Scotland. However, much like the rest of the UK, Scotland is also battling a digital skills deficit. If this upward curve in tech innovation is to continue – and in light of Brexit – the Scottish tech sector must ensure that it is equipped with the
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Posted Tue 16th May by Future Scot
SERF Project app developed with 3DVisLab at Dundee University
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Posted Mon 24th Apr by Future Scot
Aim is to move concepts off the drawing board and into production
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Posted Fri 31st Mar by Future Scot
Welcome to our second sponsor Aspose. Aspose provide programmers everywhere with a powerful set of file management libraries and APIs. Aspose supports some of the most popular file formats in business, including Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Outlook emails and archives, Visio diagrams, Project files, OneNote documents, and Adobe Acrobat PDF documents. They … Continue reading "Welcome to new sponsor Aspose (File Format APIs)!"
Posted Tue 7th Mar by Open Tech Calendar
Facilities are part of a new meeting space for city's digital and creative sector
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Posted Wed 22nd Feb by Future Scot
Back in July we launched a companion site, Tech In Scotland. As well as events from Open Tech Calendar, this now lists news, Twitter lists, and online communities. As well as the website, we also provide email lists and twitter feeds for each city – so it’s easy for everyone to get the latest info. … Continue reading "Tech In Scotland now lists news, tweets, online communities and companies!"
Posted Mon 13th Feb by Open Tech Calendar
A new initiative promoting greater use of female role models and mentors in schools has been launched as part of Scotland’s strategy to tackle the gender imbalance in digital technology.
Posted Fri 10th Feb by Scotland IS
Open Rights Group are advertising for a new Scotland Director to start in April.
Posted Mon 30th Jan by Open Rights Group
Its creation would see Tay Cities region 'pioneer a world-first facility'
Posted Tue 24th Jan by Future Scot
Featuring 'stunning artwork and attention to detail in every aspect'
Posted Fri 13th Jan by Future Scot