£11.7m Cyber Security Project For Dundee

A new ‘cyberQuarter’ is to be created at Abertay University as part of a new £11.7m project to create a cybersecurity research and development centre. Based on the Abertay campus in Dundee and run with core partners the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the city’s new ‘cyberQuarter’ will be a cluster of academic and industry activity, offering expertise in applied research and access to a range of public-sector support for local businesses and public bodies.

Scotland Performing Better In Digital Economy

Regional divides in the education system, a lack of awareness of the opportunities available and a misaligned curriculum leave students unprepared to engage with the UK’s booming digital economy, which is growing 2.6 times faster than other industries, says the British Interactive Media Association BIMA. But the organisation says it is excited for Scotland, having trebled participation from schools and industry thanks to the support of the DYWs, Education Scotland and the BIMA Scotland Council.

Flying Scotsman?

"At least 1,000 jobs will be created at a train-building factory to be built at Longannet in Fife, Spanish firm Talgo announced today. Construction of the 70,000 square metre plant on the former power station site is expected to take 18 months. The factory will be built on the former Longannet power station site. Talgo plans to build a range of trains and has been shortlisted for the high-speed trains contract for the HS2 line due to open between London and northern England in 2026."

Commercial 3D Printing In Brecin Is First In UK

A leading Scots 3D printing company is bringing cutting-edge F1 technology to Scotland for the first time. Brechin-based Angus 3D Solutions will use the revolutionary technology to help deliver up to £1 billion of benefits to the Scottish economy by boosting the circular economy. Thanks to a £175,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland, global manufacturing veteran Andy Simpson has bought the world’s most advanced metal printing machine. The machine, expected to arrive at the Brechin start-up in December, will be used to make new components for industries as diverse as oil and gas, medical and satellites and in the reverse engineering of obsolete parts.