Covid-19 has caused an unprecedented global economic and social crisis. The pandemic has significantly affected all aspects of life. Almost overnight the world as we knew it began to spin on a completely different axis.
The downturn in the oil and gas industry has been well documented but the upside – and there is one - has been the incredible amount of work that is taking place in Aberdeen in supporting and nurturing a new generation of tech start ups who have the potential to ensure the UK has a sustainable hydrocarbon industry for years to come.
In the Spring of 2016, I headed north to Aberdeen looking forward to working with new start-ups founded by senior executives made redundant from the Oil and Gas industry. To my surprise, I didn’t find many.
Two Aberdeen start-up companies – which have developed technologies aimed at saving the oil and gas industry money - have awarded £140,000 in Scottish EDGE funding to take their products to the next level.