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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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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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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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Collective Impact

I hadn’t heard of the term “Collective Impact” until this week, when Ian Ritchie invited me to be part of a task group tackling the issue of “Skills for Growth” in Scotland. Alongside some big-guns such as David Milne, founder

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