May 13 2011

New Caledonian Applied Knowledge Exchange YouTube channel

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You can check out the Applied Knowledge Exchange’s new YouTube channel which features videos from Glasgow Caledonian University’s recent events and conferences, including the ATA 2011 Telemedicine and Telehealth Meeting, our food and drink expertise, and our Social Enterprise activity. Hope you like it and if you would like more details on anything, go to […]

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Apr 05 2011

Howden grows through acquisition

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Howden has agreed to acquire Thomassen Compression Systems BV to open up a much wider market for the company in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. Howden said this acquisition represents a real boost for the Renfrew-headquartered multinational as it builds its compressor businesses worldwide and moves into new markets. Bob Cleland, Chief Executive […]

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Apr 04 2011

Funding for Social Enterprises in Healthcare Announced

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£10 million additional funding is being given to the Social Enterprise Investment Fund in order to allow social enterprises to provide health services. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley at this year’s Social Enterprise Coalition conference Voice 11. Lansley said social enterprises deliver a ‘can do’ attitude, which would be a welcome […]

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Mar 24 2011

Food for Thought a tasty treat for GCU

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Over 60 companies and other organisations attended Glasgow Caledonian University’s first ‘Food for Thought’ event this week. Our keynote speakers, Marks and Spencer’s Head of Sustainable Business Mike Barry, and Scotland Food & Drink Chief Executive Paul McLaughlin, gave a great introduction to the day. Delegates spent an afternoon networking with GCU experts in food […]

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Mar 14 2011

Innovation in food and drink supported by £6m investment

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The Technology Strategy Board, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are to invest up to £6.25m to stimulate innovation in the food and drink sector. Applications to the Nutrition for Life funding competition should propose to conceive and develop […]

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Mar 01 2011

Tourism funding available to businesses

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VisitScotland has launched a new growth fund to help tourism businesses attract more visitors. Up to £1 million of funding is being made available over the next three years. The fund will support up to half of marketing costs between £5,000 and £65,000 for destination organisations and industry groups. More on Business7 Glasgow Caledonian University […]

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Feb 10 2011

CLYDEUNION Pumps growing business

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The Herald reports Clyde Union’s historic former Weir Pumps business, which was rescued by Scottish engineering entrepreneur Jim McColl, will this year raise its headcount to more than 1000 – almost double the number employed at the site when Weir sold the operation. CLYDEUNION Pumps is one of the world’s leading pump companies – […]

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Feb 07 2011

GCU attends KTP Scotland Awards

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GCU colleagues from CBS, the School of Engineering and Computing and the Department of Research, Innovation and Enterprise attended the KTP Scotland Awards at the Doubletree Dunblane Hydro last week. The University was nominated for two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Scotland Awards. Professor Bruce Wood’s work with Rawlplug Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers of specialist […]

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Feb 02 2011

Street League backed by Number 10

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The Government is supporting Street League as part of its plans to help build a stronger culture of giving time and money to support charities and voluntary organisations. Staff within the Prime Minister’s Office voted for the charities and social enterprises they would like to support in 2011. They selected Street League, an organisation that […]

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Jan 31 2011

Game Jam at GCU!

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GCU was the biggest base in Europe for the world’s largest computer game developing marathon Game Jam. The 48-hour global event took place in more than 170 locations in 44 different countries at the weekend. Dr Jon Sykes, senior lecturer in Computing and Creative Technologies at GCU, said: “I’m thrilled this year we are the biggest Game […]

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