What next for Food, Drink and Farming in a Post-Brexit Scotland?

ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest low carbon business ideas competition, has selected three winners to represent Scotland at the global final in Tallinn, Estonia later this year. This followed a European record-breaking 59 applications to the Scottish stage of the competition,

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Can a Leopard change its spots?

Come along to discuss in Aberdeen on 27th April: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/business-info/training/executive-education/events/9921/ According to a December 2014 report by Ernst & Young, the North Sea Oil and Gas industry expects to see a nine percent reduction in their 375,000 strong workforce by 2019.

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ClimateLaunchpad at MBM Commercial

Many thanks to everyone who attended our networking session on Wednesday 13th April. Special thank you to Jane Ramsay, Partner, Commercial Property, at MBM Commercial LLP, for welcoming everyone and providing such delicious canapés and drinks over a stunning view of Edinburgh

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The Circular Economy is Big Business

If someone says “circular economy” to you, what images are conjured up in your head? Tom and Barbara enjoying The Good Life in their garden? Guardian readers sitting by a campfire singing ‘Kum ba yah’. The Wombles creatively recycling things that

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Clean Tech Clean Profits

Some of my musings on “Efficiency Gains” and “Smart Energy” published in the Institute of Director’s book “Clean Tech Clean Profits” back in July 2014 (Kogan Page / Institute of Directors ISBN-13: 978-0749470418). http://www.andrewmitchell.eu/files/IoD_chapters.pdf  

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Funded Workshop Places

In January 2015 there will be two entrepreneurship and investment workshops taking place in Europe, delivered by Professor Joe Lassiter from Harvard Business School. These build on a five-year track-record of impact and success with workshops delivered in Edinburgh and

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Mind the Gap

Could you or your organisation help us achieve a gender balance at Energy Finance for Growth on 6th January 2015? I’ve been designing, developing and running workshops for science, technology and engineering entrepreneurs and corporate innovators for 14 years now.

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MOOCs and the Future of Entrepreneurship Education

On Wednesday 4th December around 70 people gathered for a breakfast seminar at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to hear about and discuss the topic of MOOCs and the Future of Entrepreneurship Education. The breakfast seminar was made possible with

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UK Entrepreneurship MOOCs?

(Disclaimer: this is not so much a blog-post rather the open sharing of a discussion paper I produced following a “skills for growth” task-group meeting in Scotland. Shared in the spirit of #CollectiveImpact) MIT and Stanford produce startups at an

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Enlightenment 2.0

There were so many high points at ScotSoft2013 yesterday. Intergalactic legend Vint Cerf being one, obviously; a statistically mind-blowing presentation on mobile by Salesforce.com’s Principal Architect, Larry Cable; and the recognition and celebration of Scotland’s up-and-coming software talent in the

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