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Scotland is a nation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs. We have a thriving start-up scene and new ideas are brought to various sectors almost daily as a result of support from a range of organisations, including business support agencies, funding vehicles and innovation centres.

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OTAQ looks to raise up to £2m in loan capital

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Marine technology business OTAQ is planning to raise between £1.5m and £2m through an issue of convertible loan notes. The announcement comes alongside the company’s latest trading update, which reports an “encouraging” first quarter for 2024.

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DNV takes ownership of Ocean Ecology

UK-based consultancy Ocean Ecology is now wholly owned by assurance and risk management provider DNV, following a chain of corporate deals. The move confirms DNV’s control of the UK firm, following DNV’s acquisition of Åkerblå, the previous majority shareholder of Ocean Ecology. Established in 2013, Ocean Ecology is a leading UK provider of marine environmental…

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Data will drive the fish farm of the future

As technological advancements continue and costs become more accessible, how are traditional and modern fisheries adopting data-driven approaches and intelligent systems into their production processes? This will be one of the key themes at the Blue Food Innovation Summit, taking place in London on May 21-22. Leveraging data, automation, and cutting-edge tech like IoT, Big…

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ANB Sensors Utility offers seamless communication

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Introducing ANB Sensors Utility, the latest enhancement from ANB Sensors designed to enrich user experience significantly. This utility allows users to update their sensors effortlessly, with the latest firmware automatically downloaded from anbsensors.com. Users can seamlessly download data from the sensor and communicate through a command line prompt option, allowing quick access to the primary…

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Scotland’s marine software expertise on show in Chile

Software developed in Scotland to help predict the impact of fish farm waste on the marine environment will be showcased for international markets at the AquaSur trade show, in Chile next week. NewDEPOMOD is a particle-tracking modelling software, designed to predict dispersion of fish farm waste discharges in the marine environment. It was developed by…

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Processing software business Maritech acquired by US firm

Seafood processing and logistics software business Maritech has been snapped up by US high-tech group CAI Software. Maritech is a leading cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) provider for the seafood and logistics industries across the European and North American markets. Founded in Norway, Maritech has an expansive, blue-chip customer bases in the seafood industry, offering…

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Inside job

A tiny sensor implant could tell us far more about fish health Researcher Eirik Svendsen, at Norwegian research institute SINTEF Ocean, has developed an implant capable of measuring data, which can be associated with disease and ailments in farmed fish at an early stage. The tiny device may be the most advanced implant ever made…

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Ace Aquatec hires new sales chief

Dundee-based aquaculture technology company Ace Aquatec has appointed Ben Perry as Head of Sales.   He has worked across freshwater and marine finfish production, animal health and genetics for over 15 years. Perry (pictured, with Ace Aquatec’s A-Biomass camera) comes to Ace Aquatec from Benchmark Holdings Ltd, where he held the role of Sales and…

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