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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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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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Too rich and too lazy to change?

We live in a society that wastes an appalling amount of food, electricity and water. According to Zero Waste Scotland, energy created from Scotland’s annual food waste could power Dundee for six months. Alternatively every household could make significant savings

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The Unfinished Clean Revolution

By 2020, Scotland has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 42%. And there is £50,000 up for grabs for someone who can develop a software application that inspires Scottish businesses to think greener and respond to this ambitious target. App

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Renewables + Informatics = Competitive Edge for Scotland

I hosted the corporate venturing arm of a Japanese engineering conglomerate in Edinburgh recently, providing a brief introduction to Scotland’s renewable energy sector. We spent two days meeting Pelamis Wave Power, Aquamarine Power, NGenTec, Clyde Blowers Capital and the University

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