Archive for April, 2011

Apr 27 2011

IKT Glasgow Networking Event – Internationalisation of Knowledge Transfer

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The Institute of Knowledge Transfer (IKT) Regional Networking Event ‘Internationalisation of Knowledge Transfer’ is being hosted by Mark Anderson, Glasgow Caledonian University’s Head of European Programmes. Taking place at Glasgow’s Corinthian Club at 6pm on the 5th May 2011, the event will include a talk from Isabell Majewsky from Go Group and a chance to […]

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Apr 26 2011

ClydeUnion’s Jim McColl speaks to Insider magazine

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In an interview with Business Insider magazine, ClydeUnion Pumps boss Jim McColl reveals his thinking and what has helped to make him a global success. He also talks about the ClydeUnion Academy, a training partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, and his influences which have led him to create a group which has a portfolio of some […]

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Apr 26 2011

Non-financial support vital to social enterprises

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“With a vast number of social enterprise support offerings, as well as local social enterprise networks and coalitions, and support from universities, local councils and more, there is no need for any social entrepreneur to go it alone these days.” Interesting article on The Guardian’s Social Enterprise Network website.

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Apr 26 2011

Support for Social Enterprise in Scotland

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Kenny MacAskill, Justice Secretary and SNP parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh Eastern, pledged his support for social enterprises in Scotland at the opening of the annual Social Enterprise Fair, S2S. The SNP candidate signed up to the new Social Enterprise Charter, showing his support for the continued growth of this vibrant sector in Scottish society. Glasgow […]

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Apr 21 2011

Scottish universities top UK spin-outs survey

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Scottish universities have produced more spin-out companies over the past decade than any other part of the UK, a survey has suggested. New internet database Spinouts UK said Scottish institutions had created 172 firms, followed by London (115) and the south east (85). GCU spin outs include Biopta.  More on the BBC

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Apr 13 2011

Moffat Centre Visitor Attraction Monitor 2010

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The Moffat Centre’s influential survey of Scotland’s tourist industry has revealed that more than 43 million people visited Scotland’s attractions last year. Visits were down just 0.3% from 2009, with heavy snow fall and the continuing popularity of the staycation helping keep the country’s attractions busy. The Moffat Centre Visitor Attraction Monitor 2010, which heard […]

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Apr 12 2011

GCU’s energy efficient house now on display

A partnership between GCU, Applegreen Homes and Spacesix Architects has created the affordable, energy efficient house of the future. The new house will feature a solar-energy package that will help to reduce electricity and heating bills, aiming to eradicate fuel poverty. Prices start at only £49,999 for a three-bedroom home. The unique Applegreen Homes concept […]

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Apr 05 2011

Howden grows through acquisition

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Howden has agreed to acquire Thomassen Compression Systems BV to open up a much wider market for the company in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. Howden said this acquisition represents a real boost for the Renfrew-headquartered multinational as it builds its compressor businesses worldwide and moves into new markets. Bob Cleland, Chief Executive […]

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Apr 04 2011

Funding for Social Enterprises in Healthcare Announced

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£10 million additional funding is being given to the Social Enterprise Investment Fund in order to allow social enterprises to provide health services. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley at this year’s Social Enterprise Coalition conference Voice 11. Lansley said social enterprises deliver a ‘can do’ attitude, which would be a welcome […]

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