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Commercialisation of technology is key to growth of the global blue economy

The UK has an unrivalled track record of technological innovation, but ideas frequently fail between invention and commercialisation. To help cross this chasm, the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has developed a tool which provides a clear indication of potential commercial viability of early stage technology in the subsea industry, supporting technology and innovation developers, funding organisations and investors.

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Covid delays KPMG Aberdeen office move

KPMG’s boss in Aberdeen, Martin Findlay, has said it is “something of a badge of honour” to have become the professional service firm’s first senior partner to have no fixed abode.

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INWED 2020: Engineering a career in aviation

Kelly Wood is a licenced aircraft engineer at Bristow Helicopters. After entering the business as an apprentice in 2011, she is now a B-licenced engineer working at one of Bristow’s busiest heliports in the UK.

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INWED 2020: An opportunity to celebrate successes

I feel a sense of gratitude to International Women In Engineering Day for not only reminding the world about the role of women in engineering, but celebrating it too.

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Centrica to cut 5,000 jobs

Centrica, which owns British Gas, has said it will cut 5,000 jobs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on an already declining business.

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Priority Software Partners extends reach into Scotland & UK with Fin-Q pact

Priority Software Ltd., a leading global provider of business management solutions, today announced the expansion of its global channel network, with the recent signing of a partnership agreement with Scottish business technology solutions provider, FinQ Business Solutions, to implement, support, and service Priority ERP installations in Scotland and the UK. This new partnership will serve the region’s manufacturing, distribution, professional services, and other industry sectors, by implementing Priority’s cloud-based and mobile ERP solutions, to support customers’ remote working, increase operational efficiency, and help them to regain control of their business.

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ECITB beefs up board

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has beefed up its board as it prepares to play its part in the sector’s recovery.