Pathfinder Accelerator Taster Session - Thurso
26th July 2018
Are you running a technology, engineering, IT or life sciences business that's looking to grow? Or do you have an exciting idea to explore?
Our Pathfinder Accelerator programme puts you in a stimulating and challenging environment to help you develop and test your ideas for commercial viability.
Join us for our taster session in Caithness where you can meet our expert coaches, find out more about the programme and discover how Pathfinder can fast track your business idea or launch your product.
Please join us for our taster session (includes afternoon tea).
DATE AND TIME
Wed 22 August 2018
14:00 - 17:00 BST
The Old Town Hall
Efforts in the Highlands and Islands to attract and retain young people may be starting to have a positive effect. This is according to a new report published on Tuesday 4 December 2018.
Highlands and Islands businesses will have the opportunity to develop their brand to help them stand out against the competition at a series of brand development workshops. Organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), as part of its Entrepreneurial Academy, the brand development workshops will be delivered by experts in the field and will be free to attend.
Eann Sinclair is the new area manager for HIE in Caithness and Sutherland. Eann is from Thurso and graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Scottish and English Literature before gaining an MSc in Tourism.
A dynamic new programme for young entrepreneurs has been launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to discover and support the business leaders of the future. IMPACT30 has been designed to uncover a new generation of ambitious talent, offering bespoke support from industry experts to help drive the growth of their businesses.
Scotland's data innovation centre, The Data Lab, has secured up to £13.5 million in new Scottish Government funding. The announcement on Thursday 20th September 2018 follows its success during its first phase of activity, in which it established Scotland as an international data science hub.
IE has announced performance figures for its work in 2017/18. The figures are included in the agency's annual accounts laid before the Scottish Parliament.
Businesses and social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands which want to head-off cyber attacks in their online work are being offered jargon-free, expert advice. The Cyber Strong Business programme, introduced by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) last year, is back with a second series of workshops, one-to-one consultations, and a Cyber Cafe in venues across the region.
Week commencing 27 August 2018 UKVL Sutherland: Today (Friday) marks Roy Kirk's last day as Area Manager for HIE in Caithness and Sutherland, as he will move next week to become full-time director for the Sutherland Spaceport project. Following Roy's move I have been offered (and have accepted) the role of acting Area Manager for Caithness and Sutherland, which in the short term I will take forward in addition to my CNSRP work.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has made leadership changes in Caithness and Sutherland, following the recent announcement of plans to create a spaceport near Tongue. Roy Kirk has moved from his role as area manager to become project director for the new spaceport, where he will lead HIE's plans to develop the new satellite launch facility.
Weeks commencing 30th July and 6th August 2018. Sutherland Spaceport: Greg Clark MP, the UK Government's Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was in the north this week to visit the site of the proposed Spaceport in North Sutherland.
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