DIGIT Movers and Shakers | August 2022 – DIGIT.FYI

David Paul

Tech consultancy AND Digital welcomed five new starts as part of its graduate software development and business apprenticeships programme at Club Almeida in Glasgow.
Working alongside the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, AND Digital advertised externally to attract interest from four young people excited to gain entry level positions into the tech industry.
Each candidate completed a three-round process to secure the funded and paid-for positions which includes working at AND Digital four days and attending university one day each week.
On completion of the four-year course, each graduate apprentice will have obtained a BSc (Hons) in Software Development and gained a solid start to their career in tech.
People Lead for Club Almeida, Kelly Innes, said: “We’re very excited to welcome our brand-new apprentices into our business and offer the individual support they’ll need to learn and grow. They’re each at the start of very exciting careers.
“AND Digital is growing at such a rapid rate, the opportunities for the graduate apprentices to progress with us are varied – they’ll each have choices and career opportunities upon completion of their courses.
“They’ll have grown so much throughout the four years, and will know our business inside and out. It’s such a strong starting point for them in their tech careers, and for us as a business.”
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Check Point NCRAB
Check Point Software has announced that Deryck Mitchelson, Field CISO EMEA at Check Point, has become a member of Scotland’s National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board (NCRAB).
Mitchelson will join leaders and influencers from across the private, public and third sectors and the cybersecurity industry to provide strategic advice to support Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Government, helping ensure that Scotland is a digitally secure and resilient nation.
On his membership, Mitchelson said: “The most important aspect of my job is collaboration and communication. I spend significant time with customers and partners, understanding their plans and strategies and supporting them with maturing their cyber posture, whether that is through the Check Point portfolio, basic hygiene or other third-party solutions.
“Cyber-attacks are now at an all-time high and I have always been a big believer that this kind of collaboration is the only way forward if we want to stop cybercrime. It’s crucial in our industry that we can learn from each other, sharing insights, expertise and experience.
“I am delighted to have been appointed to Scotland’s National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board and hope to not only bring my experience to the role but also learn from others too.”
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Incentive Games has turned to recruitment specialists Nine Twenty to turbo-charge its growth.
The Edinburgh-based gaming company is embarking on a major hiring spree as part of its plan to triple turnover over the next 18 months.
To do so, Incentive Games plans to add up to 30 mathematical engineers and developers to its existing headcount of 40.
The company sought out candidates from well-known international tech companies, offering generous salaries and work-life balance.
John Gordon, CEO of Incentive Games, said: “We have always been more of a grower than a shower – and that’s never been truer than now.
“Nine Twenty has helped us grow for years by sourcing exceptional people – no other advisers have come anywhere close. We may not be the biggest operation, but the talent we need is hard to find, and it demands outstanding salaries and conditions.
“Therefore, each hire is a big win, and Nine Twenty saves us a phenomenal amount of time by finding and screening candidates as we continue to scale up.”
Chris Lowden, Director at Nine Twenty, said: “Innovative and forward-looking companies such as Incentive Games require a bespoke service and are moving away from generalists to boutique firms such as ours.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with such remarkable people over the years and we are very glad to be able to continue to support them as they enter into the next stage of their growth journey.
“And as an additional means of helping them do so, our tech team colleague, Nyomi O’Dowd, will be working with Incentive Games exclusively as Talent Acquisition Manager to help the company fulfil all its talent requirements.”
Talking Medicines US
Glasgow-based Talking Medicines appointed industry sales and marketing veteran Mike Strassberg as Chief Customer Officer.
As the Scottish company’s first US-based appointment, Mike is set to drive the data tech company’s continued growth in the US.
Strassberg joins Talking Medicines having led sales and marketing at Eversana Intouch B2D for the last three years. With 30 years of experience in the health and life sciences industry Strassberg is ready to drive growth, build new relationships and help Talking Medicines establish its AI platform PatientMetRx.
He will focus on new customer acquisition and will work closely with current customers to help them maximise the value of their platform subscriptions.
Strassberg said: “Building a patient-centric commercial organisation has become a necessity for life sciences companies, and by extension their marketing agencies, but until now there has been limited insight into actual patient experiences.
“The PatientMetRx cloud-based software, powered by Talking Medicines’ AI enabled platform, provides a unique view of the patient voice, which can illuminate the patient perspective, delivering better health outcomes.
“It’s an exciting time to join the business, with the innovative Patient Opinion Mapping feature showcasing just how powerful the insights from the system can be. Several major marketing agencies have already subscribed to PatientMetRx and I’m looking forward to driving further growth and building a US operation.”
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new iomart chair
Glasgow-based iomart Group announced the appointment of Lucy Dimes as Independent Non-Executive Chair of the company.
Dimes comes with a wealth of experience, having operated in senior executive positions in FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and private equity owned companies spanning telecoms, technology, business services and financial services.
Additionally, Dimes has engaged with complex, highly regulated international markets in product innovation, market entry, scaling for growth and expansion.
Reece Donovan, CEO, commented on the new appointment, saying: “We are delighted to welcome Lucy as the new chair of the Board of iomart. Her considerable experience and insight will be invaluable to us as we continue to pursue a successful growth strategy. I very much look forward to working with her in the future.”
“On behalf of the full company, I would like to thank Ian for his six years of first-class commitment and service. He leaves with our best wishes.”
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Orbex announced plans to hire an additional fifty staff members over the next six months as the company prepares for the first vertical rocket launch from UK soil.
Many of the new roles will support ‘integrated testing’ of the new biofuel-powered Orbex Prime rocket at the firm’s launch platform test facility in Kinloss.
Orbex said the hires will strengthen existing teams responsible for key areas of rocket development, such as propulsion, structures, avionics, CNC machining and embedded software.
Other recruitment areas will improve communications between ground staff and the rocket in flight, covering fields such as GNC (guidance, navigation & control) systems, sensors, data capture, ground segment software, and radio engineering.
Commenting on the recruitment drive, Orbex CEO Chris Larmour said: “We have already tripled the size of our team over the last twelve months. And now, the roles we’re recruiting for are the clearest demonstration that we’re in the final countdown to launch from UK soil.”
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Scottish regtech Autorek
Scottish regtech firm AutoRek announced the addition of 30 more positions across the UK as it accelerates its global growth plans.
Having grown its team by 40 people this year, Autorek is working to meet the rapidly rising demand for its financial control and regulatory reporting solutions.
AutoRek CEO Gordon McHarg commented: “We currently have 140 employees, and we’re projecting this number to rise to 170 by the end of the year to keep up with the demand from clients and prospects.
“We’re extremely proud that the average tenure of employees is currently four years – more than double the sector norm for most fintechs, with almost 40% of these employees playing a huge part in the growth journey with four years or more as part of the AutoRek team.”
He added: “The demand for greater automation is at the centre of our need to continue hiring. Within the payments, asset management and insurance sectors, the increasingly complex regulatory landscape is forcing firms to automate to keep pace with their competitors and their own customers’ expectations.
“Therefore, we have a particular focus on hiring SMEs in each of our sectors, with a number of positions available in insurance. As we look to expand our services internationally and focus on growing software engineering, professional services and sales, we expect this growth to continue as the global business world embraces the benefits of automation.”
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Mentor Voice platform
Charity MCR Pathways has worked with Scottish welltech specialist Frog Systems to launch the Mentor Voice platform to support its volunteer mentor community.
Mentor Voice uses lived experiences to help new mentors understand how to build positive relationships with the young people they work with and learn from the experiences of those who are already volunteering.
There are currently more than 4,000 young people being supported by MCR Pathways. Each is matched with a volunteer mentor who spends an hour a week with them in school to help them improve their confidence so they can build a more positive future.
Commenting on the platform, Fay Gingell, CEO of MCR Pathways, said: “Our fantastic mentors come from all backgrounds and bring a huge variety of experiences and skills, and supporting them to continually develop is vital.
“The new Mentor Voice platform provides crucial peer-to-peer advice and other helpful resources for volunteers, whether they’re a veteran looking for advice on a new challenge, or a newly matched mentor getting to grips with the issues our young people face.”
Phil Worms, CEO of Frog Systems, added: “We are extremely proud to have been selected by MCR Pathways to help them develop Mentor Voice. Volunteers are pivotal to the success of the programme and for many, the idea of mentoring a young person can seem a bit daunting.
“Removing as many barriers as possible, through proactive support, is key to attracting and retaining volunteers, ensuring the programme flourishes so thousands of young people are given the opportunity to reach their potential.”
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Eureka Solutions has established a GA partnership with the University of Strathclyde to help the company to develop skills and boost its talent pipeline.
The company took on two new students who will combine workplace learning and real-life experience with a computer science degree at Strathclyde.
Eureka said it is building on the success of the company’s first intake of GAs, which saw them progress to fully qualified developer roles within the business.
Stephanie Kelly, HR and Learning and Development Manager at Eureka, commented: “The lifeblood of any ambitious company is the pipeline of young talent who bring fresh thinking and enthusiasm which can be harnessed and matched up with the experience of senior staff who know the inner working of the business.
“We are already benefiting from the contribution of our first two Graduate Apprentices who obtained First Class Honours in Computer Science, and it is clear that we should build on this experience by extending the scheme.
“To formalise this, we are delighted to establish a partnership with University of Strathclyde, one of the country’s leading learning centres in computer science, and to be able to offer opportunities to other young undergraduates who show promise and a desire to succeed.”
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Scottish net zero
Business Gateway and Scottish digital upskilling programme DigitalBoost have helped digital marketing firm Crunchy Carrots achieve Net Zero status.
The group’s Founder and Managing Director Scott Henderson received advice, support, and signposting to funding worth over £14,000.
Henderson commented: “Business Gateway has been such a fantastic support since I started Crunchy Carrots. My adviser was always quick to respond to any questions I had despite the challenges of the past couple of years, and this support has allowed us to access critical grant funding that has helped us become a carbon neutral business.
“I am very proud my business is now net-zero status, after we only embarked on this journey last year. I’ve no doubt this would have been far more challenging without the support from Business Gateway.”
Lesley Pickles, Business Gateway, said: “In today’s climate, achieving net-zero should be a priority for all businesses. It has been great to support Crunchy Carrots throughout their journey and I look forward to seeing what their future holds.”
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InnoScot-Heriot-Watt Partnership
A new partnership between Heriot-Watt University and InnoScot Health has been forged to fast-track innovation in medical and healthcare technologies in Scotland.
The five-year agreement will see Heriot-Watt University’s Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) work with InnoScot Health to bring new ideas and innovations from healthcare professionals to life.
The strategic relationship will initially focus on identifying new healthcare technologies and the development of prototype medical devices by engaging with clinicians, doctors, nurses, and engineering students.
In addition to the new partnership’s research and development ambitions, both organisations will work to develop joint Continual Professional Development (CPD) and training programmes that further develop staff from both organisations in regulatory issues relating to medical devices.
Graham Watson, Executive Chair of InnoScot Health, said: “This mutually beneficial agreement builds on our successful long-standing relationship with Heriot-Watt University and pools our significant collective expertise. It is a landmark moment that will serve to accelerate medical and healthcare opportunities in the first instance with vast possibilities thereafter.
“We are in no doubt that Heriot-Watt’s considerable enterprise credentials and status as a leading innovation and research institution can match our own ambitions whilst helping to underpin our own development aims in the sector.
“We believe it will be a very successful working arrangement for both parties – from the co-creation of novel medical devices with clinicians, doctors, nurses, and engineering students, to working with Heriot-Watt University to develop joint Continuous Professional Development and training programmes to further develop staff from both organisations.”
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Borders Book Festival
The Borders Book Festival gained a technology boost on its Schools Gala Day through a continued partnership with IT services firm CGI.
Borders-based CGI sponsored the gala day after previously helping the Scottish Borders Council to deliver the successful roll out of its Inspire Learning programme.
This year’s collaboration is part of an ongoing partnership between CGI and Borders Book Festival which began in 2019, with plans for future schools’ events to be presented in towns across the Scottish Borders.
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wind farm robots
Researchers from Heriot-Watt University are working with EDF Renewables UK on what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm inspection.
The National Robotarium has supported EDF to deploy a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out the turbine foundation inspection at its Blyth Offshore Wind Farm.
Equipped and operated by researchers from the ORCA Hub, the ROV was modified to include cutting-edge robotic technologies for autonomous inspection capabilities and carried out visual inspections of the gravity-based foundations of three offshore turbines over the course of four days.
Maxime Duchet, Offshore Wind Research Engineer at EDF R&D UK Centre, said: “These trials have showcased the ability of autonomous inspection drones to collect high-quality images off offshore turbine technology. These images, and the modelling they enable, will greatly enhance our ability to carry out operations and maintenance activities on-site.
“Further tests are needed to estimate the time required to inspect all of the turbine foundations, and to demonstrate the full potential of marine robotic technology. However, it is clear from these initial results that the technology can ensure safer and faster operations and a reduced carbon footprint.”
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Traveltech for Scotland partnership
Traveltech for Scotland has announced a strategic partnership with equivalent Spanish business cluster Tech Tourism Catalonia.
Collaboration will see Traveltech for Scotland working closely with its Catalan allies to draw on their experience of supporting and growing innovative travel and hospitality businesses in tourism hotspots such as Barcelona.
It will also help raise international awareness of Scotland’s expertise in the sector. Both clusters have committed to sharing knowledge and examining how they can jointly approach industry challenges of tourism sustainability, recovery and digital innovation.
Sector leaders in Scotland and Catalonia expect the partnership to give rise to future collaborative projects as their members innovate to overcome key hurdles in the sector including talent recruitment, integration of technology and access to international markets.
Johua Ryan-Saha, Director of Traveltech for Scotland, said: “Traveltech for Scotland is helping businesses shape the future of the sector. Scotland is at the leading edge of traveltech globally, and we know we have the opportunity to launch many more Skyscanners.
“By working closely with successful clusters around the world, the traveltech sector in Scotland can learn, grow and thrive in the post-Covid era, supporting the economy here and connecting technology with travel and tourism businesses to collaborate and succeed on the global stage.
“Since launching Traveltech for Scotland almost two years ago, our collaborative approach has proven very effective in helping our traveltech and tourism SMEs face ongoing challenges.”
Ryan-Saha added: “Whether in Scotland or Catalonia, businesses must overcome many of the same issues when scaling their businesses and targeting international markets. Forging international partnerships with like-minded clusters has been key for sharing expertise for mutual benefit and we look forward to developing this excellent working relationship with Tech Tourism Catalonia.”
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CodeClan Youth Academy
A host of Scottish companies and universities are set to welcome interns from the CodeClan Youth Academy, a partnership between the digital skills academy and investment management group Baillie Gifford.
The partnership aims to give young people a real-world experience of how a technology-driven business operates in a workplace setting.
14 interns will be taking up paid positions at FreeAgent, Stellar Omada, Heriot-Watt’s Robotarium, DirectID, Inoapps, Cademy, and Lane Media following a four-week coding bootcamp at CodeClan in October.
Commenting on the partnership, CodeClan CEO Melinda Matthews-Clarkson said: “As Mark Logan outlined last week at Turing Fest, education is one of the key pillars required if Scotland’s tech community is to reach a tipping point and establish itself as a truly leading technology hub.
“Additionally, the requirement for digital skills at every kind of organisation is on a steep upward curve. CodeClan Youth Academy demonstrates that, with more buy-in from across the Scottish business scene, we can help to address this pressing concern.”
Yvonne Robertson, Chief of Information Systems Staff at Baillie Gifford, added: “We have been really encouraged to see the CodeClan Youth Academy get off the ground, we hope it can be the first of many to come, and to echo Melinda the success of the initiative will rely on even more companies coming forward to support the academy.”
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cybersecurity diversity
Innovation centre CENSIS is developing a new initiative alongside international audit, tax, and advisory firm Mazars for UK students to support greater cybersecurity diversity and IoT resilience.
In an initial pilot running this summer, CENSIS will welcome a group of students who are part of the National Cybersecurity Centre’s CyberFirst programme to the innovation centre to explore IoT security.
Students will participate in an ethical hacking exercise, using IoT technology designed by CENSIS’s engineers to better understand the vulnerability of systems to potential cyber-attacks.
Commenting on the news, Cade Wells, acting business development director at CENSIS, said: “Boosting diversity in cybersecurity is incredibly important as different paths into the sector inevitably bring a greater range of fresh ideas.
“Innovation is all about doing things differently and we need a range of perspectives to feed into that. Our focus on cybersecurity and resilience in IoT is designed to support, rather than stifle, future technology developments, and cybersecurity will only become more important as legislation changes.
“The kit we’ll be using for the new initiative was designed for teaching purposes and we hope the programme will be both fun and informative for the students. It will be interesting to see how the skills already gained through the internships at Mazars influence the results of the hacking exercise. We hope that this workshop will be the first of many to support the CyberFirst initiative and wider diversity agenda across the sector, reducing the barriers to entry for under-represented groups.”
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BR-DGE Travel Counsellors Partnership
Payment orchestration provider BR-DGE announced a merchant partnership with independent travel company Travel Counsellors.
This partnership provides the firms with access to a multitude of payment providers and alternative payment methods via BR-DGE’s orchestration platform, ultimately ensuring a seamless booking experience for its customers.
Behind the scenes this will enable Travel Counsellors to fully utilise BR-DGE’s dynamic rules engine to build a multi acquirer strategy across its global business operations.
Commenting on the partnership, Jacob Spencer, Head of Commercial at BR-DGE, said: “We are excited to be working with Travel Counsellors to revolutionise its payments infrastructure with considerable benefits for its customers and business.
“We have seen that the sector is on track for a strong recovery; Travel Counsellors was well placed to bounce back and has had a tremendous last six months with record bookings in FY22 as sales levels reach 140% of FY19.
“Our research has shown that over 13.4% of online transactions in the travel sector fail. As demand returns, with consumers expecting a seamless booking experience and merchants aiming to lift margins, payment orchestration is vital to boosting the sector’s resilience and increasing conversion rates.”
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Finance Isle of Man
Finance Isle of Man signed a partnership agreement with FinTech Scotland last month.
The partnership aimed to promote and develop insurtech and fintech capabilities across the two jurisdictions, with the intention of boosting economic and business co­operation and investment.
They will work together to stimulate education, recruitment, and employment opportunities, as well as provide businesses with the chance to attend events and sector focused seminars, trade missions, conferences, and expos.
Michael Crowe, CEO of Finance Isle of Man, said: “We very much welcome this new and exciting collaboration opportunity with FinTech Scotland and look forward to deepening our relationship with them.
“The strength and maturity of the Isle of Man’s insurance sector and unparalleled access to the global market means we are ideally placed to help develop and grow innovations in the market and working with FinTech Scotland will allow us to further support startups and scaleups in this sector.”
Nicola Anderson, CEO of FinTech Scotland, added: “We’re delighted to advance collaboration and fintech opportunities with Finance Isle of Man as we continue to develop international connections for the FinTech Scotland’s cluster.
“Since inception we have developed global connections with other hubs inside and outside of the UK to create new opportunities around innovation, collaboration, and talent. With the Isle of Man, we’re particularly excited by its focus on insurance, supporting the capabilities and aspiration of many Scottish fintech who are developing new and innovative solutions.”
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St Andrews Links Software
East Kilbride-based Eureka Solutions will be working with St Andrews Links to implement software aimed at boosting golf club operations.
The move is part of a digital transformation push across the St Andrews Links Trust, which has also included a recently relaunched website, in a bid to modernise its digital operations and provide customers, suppliers, and staff with improved services.
Paul Cree, Head of Finance at St Andrews Links Trust, commented: “I think the possibilities look endless at this stage and that’s quite an exciting thing to see and appreciate, having come from having a finance system that was previously pretty static and inflexible.”
Cree highlighted issues with the Trust’s operations encompassing four wholly owned subsidiaries delivering across a range of services and facilities. That meant ongoing growth placed strain on the finance team, managing multiple cost centres and revenue streams via manual processes and outdated software.
He said: “We needed to step up to a more modern platform. We knew we wanted a cloud-based option and that transforming our purchase-to-pay cycle was a priority.
“Now, we are able to dissect our data in ways that is meaningful to us, building the reports we need centrally, but also allowing departments and sites to access their information and only their information. The time and effort this will save at our month end is a big win.”
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CompanyNet has announce it is joining the Core Technology Systems group of companies.
The strategic acquisition of CompanyNet strengthens Core’s business’s technical capability and provides geographic expansion into Scotland.
Core’s acquisition results in even greater value and additional service and project delivery capabilities for customers of both companies.
Conor Callanan, Core’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of CompanyNet, a highly skilled and customer-centric company whose values align to ours. We are focused on developing capability and excellent levels of service for our customers, and this acquisition means greater capability and additional resources.
“We have developed long-lasting relationships with our customers and partners because they trust in our delivery of service excellence, and this expansion provides opportunity for us to add more value to our existing and new customers.”
Andy Hamilton, CEO of CompanyNet, said: “We are pleased to confirm Core as our partner of choice, demonstrating the experience, values and expertise that ensures our business remains in excellent hands.
“As well as fitting with the broader CompanyNet strategy, we are delighted to have culture and values that align, and we are confident this agreement represents the best interests of CompanyNet employees, customers, and partners, providing great opportunities for both parties.”
R3-IoT rebrand to Krucial
Satellite-enabled connectivity scale-up R3-IoT has announced a full rebrand as Krucial, alongside the launch of its new flagship product, Krucial CONNECT.
The firm, which last year received seed funding of $4.3 million and has almost doubled headcount in the last 12 months, has undergone a full rebranding from R3-IoT including name, logo and website.
Krucial said the change represents closer alignment to the company’s core offering, to provide critical access to data intelligence in any location or situation and digitise where and when others cannot.
Allan Cannon, co-founder and CEO of Krucial, said: “Although business may be global, infrastructure is still not. Digital transformation can unlock significant savings and improve sustainability, but that’s completely dependent on resilient, reliable connectivity.
“Our work will be critical in ensuring decision-makers have access to their data anytime, anywhere, and the launch of our new brand represents how important that is for businesses and organisations.
“As we take our next steps as Krucial, we’re confident of significant growth across international markets in the coming months which will act as the basis for further expansion, innovation and development.”
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Data centres Covid-19 Digital Carbon Footprint Movers and Shakers
DataVita has announced plans to expand the capacity of its flagship Fortis data centre in Lanarkshire.
The multi-cloud services provider has invested £8 million to add an extra 400 racks to the data centre, taking Fortis up to 1,500 sq. m. of technical space.
Long-term, DataVita said the expansion opens up the opportunity provide a further 3,000 sq. m. at the facility.
Combined with plans to deliver Scotland’s first metro data centre in Glasgow, the expansion means DataVita will deliver an additional 550 racks of capacity in the Central Belt.
Danny Quinn, Managing Director of DataVita, commented: “The additional capacity at Fortis will ensure we can support more organisations with their IT infrastructure, along with our own growth and plans to make the facility even more efficient in the future.”
The expansion of Fortis is part of the second phase of DataVita’s long-term development of the facility, with the company completing the first phase in 2017.
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Dundee Innovation Parc Movers and Shakers
Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) announced OTG Ltd as the latest company to locate at the Innovation Parc in August.
MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, is an Innovation Parc in Dundee for sustainable mobility and decarbonisation, which aims to drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy whilst addressing the global climate emergency.
OTG will initially manufacture a range of electric golf carts at its space at MSIP, with plans to expand the range into other sustainable smart mobility options in the future, based upon market needs and demand.
Creating 10 new jobs initially with future growth plans over the coming years, OTG Ltd is the 15th company to locate at MSIP, bringing the total number of jobs now based at the Innovation Parc to 130.
Giorgio Cozzolino, Director, OTG Ltd, confirmed: “Following many years of hard work I am delighted to be a part of the MSIP project, and this move represents a significant step forward in the OTG Ltd company development.
“Our business strategy is underpinned by partnerships and people, as well as our experience in business, design, and technology to develop collaborations. As the founder and CEO, I intend on bringing the best of Italian design and technology to Scotland.
“Our projects and business cover a wide range of sectors from, the manufacturing of golf and street carts, as well as consumers goods, what they all have in common is an eye for design and style, technological advancement and minimising any environmental impact.”
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ScotlandIS European Movers and Shakers
ScotlandIS has received European recognition for a second time for its support of digital and tech clusters.
The membership organisation was re-awarded a Silver Cluster Management Excellence accreditation by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA), placing them in an elite class of clusters around the world.
The accreditation recognises ScotlandIS’ continued development of industry clusters through long-standing learning, creating special interest groups and strategy development.
CEO of ScotlandIS Karen Meechan said: “To be re-accredited with a silver status for the second time is a huge honour and highlights the impactful work ScotlandIS is doing for clusters by giving them a global platform to showcase Scotland’s powerful tech sector. By collaborating with each other we continue to make a strong, collective impact across digital and tech spheres internationally.
“Our Silver Excellence Award ensures that we remain at the forefront of quality cluster development, and we look forward to the journey of achieving a gold accreditation.”
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MSIP accelerator Movers and Shakers
Twelve young companies have been successful in applying to take part in Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc’s (MSIP) latest accelerator programme.
Part funded by Scottish Enterprise and delivered by Skillfluence, the MSIP Accelerator has been specifically designed to help young companies who are developing new solutions in sustainable mobility and decarbonisation achieve a step-change in their business.
This is the third cohort of the MSIP Accelerator. The successful applicants are developing a range of future thinking products and services, including new electric vehicle and charging technologies, hydro and wind power solutions, energy efficiency and urban mining.
Sarah Petrie, Innovation Director at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc, said: “I’m so pleased to see the start of this latest MSIP Accelerator programme.
“We want to work with companies that are exploring new ideas, products and technologies that will progress the transition to net zero. To have 12 new companies to work with that are each doing just that, as part of the MSIP Accelerator programme, is incredibly exciting.
“Previous participating companies have gone on to achieve great things and we hope the same will be true with Cohort 3 as well.”
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Movers and Shakers
Pulsion achieved the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Delivery designation for Lambda Delivery in August.
Achieving the AWS Service Delivery designation differentiates Pulsion as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialised demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering Lambda applications.
To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS experience and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.
“Pulsion Technology is proud to receive the designation for AWS Lambda Delivery,” said John McGuire, Managing Director of Pulsion. “At Pulsion we are dedicated to help companies achieve their technology goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.
“This designation recognises our expertise in delivering serverless, Lambda based solutions for our clients.”
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