The 30-month pilot is expected to attract a similar level of funding from the private sector. It is targeted at helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) achieve greater commercialisation of new innovative products and services, which will have a positive and sustainable economic and social impact.
A PhD student undertaking a project in shellfish aquaculture has won the Lantra Learner of the Year Award for Higher Education, a category supported by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).
A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector was launched this week at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in Inverness, attended by Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity.
Shellfish farming is an important economic activity in Scotland, with a value of about £10.1 million for the 2015, and a total production 9.3 thousand tonnes. Mussel farming accounts for the biggest share of the total shellfish production in Scotland. The tidal regime and the clean pristine waters of the Scottish lochs represent the ideal conditions to grow mussels on longlines.
INNOVATETHENATION is a new initiative that will bring together experts, influencers and the next generation of innovators in a series of engaging talks throughout the country. INNOVATEROBOTICS on the 16th February 2017 cover's Scotland's exciting robotics sector.
EMBRIC, the European Marine Biological Research Infrastruce Cluster opens its first Transnational access (TA) call for maturation of research projects (proof of concept) in the field of marine biotechnology to access high-quality facilities and pioneering technology platforms at four top-class European Research Infrastructures (RIs).
Western Scotland’s seas are one of Europe’s most important cetacean habitats. With a long, complex coastline, strong ocean currents and a variety of habitats, the Hebrides is one of the UK’s most biologically productive areas. So far 24 of the world’s estimated 92 cetacean species have been recorded in the region – many being national and international conservation priority species.
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