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Life sciences

Fast track for business start-ups

HIE is now recruiting for the 2018 intake to its Pathfinder Accelerator, a tried and tested business programme nurturing growth in life s...

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International Trade

International trade workshops

HIE is calling on businesses across the region to be ‘Business Brave’ and take the leap into trading overseas by signing up to its Sellin...

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Tourism

Uplift review consultants visit Cairngorm

Specialist consultants visited Cairngorm this month ahead of carrying out a major review of ski uplift infrastructure on Cairngorm Mounta...

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Community and cultural development

Study into rural banking

People in 14 communities across the Highlands and Islands are being asked to take part in an online survey on rural banking services....

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Energy

Contract for Orkney campus

A £5.39m construction contract has been awarded for the development of a new Research and Innovation Campus in Orkney.

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Digital and broadband

Budding scientists think DataFest18 Highlands and Islands is out of this world

The sky is the limit for a group of creative Highland schoolchildren who are exploring how data from space could help shape life the High...

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Tourism

Study on impacts of Inverness Airport

The social and economic influence of Inverness Airport is to be the subject of a new study.

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Digital and broadband

Caithness company leads the way to a ‘Cyber Strong’ region

A Caithness engineering and design company has become the first to achieve national accreditation through the region’s ‘Cyber Strong’ ini...

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Digital and broadband

£4.7m boost for Highland digital connectivity

The Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have secured £4.7m to provide full fibre networks in Inverness, Fort Will...

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Business support

Aquaculture supply firms urged to apply to innovation fund

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the aquaculture sector in the Highlands and Islands are being reminded of the £1m Accelerated Aquac...

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Business support

Co-Innovate workshops for businesses in the Outer Hebrides

Free workshops are taking place this month in Harris and Barra with a focus on how businesses can benefit from innovation.

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General HIE news

Fort William hosts Marine Tourism Conference

A sell-out conference in Fort William gave a warm welcome to a Swedish delegation while it played host to marine tourism experts on 13 Ma...

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Digital and broadband

Google training for Highlands and Islands students to help them make the most of digital

Google’s Digital Garage team, which offers free digital training to people of all ages to help them find a job, grow in their career and ...

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Education and universities

Project launch to establish Oban as a university town

The launch of the Oban: A University Town (OAUT) project took place today (1 March) in the form of an open day in the town’s Corran Halls...

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Energy

Wave energy project awarded £2.5m

An innovative project in Scotland to develop a system that converts wave movement into electricity has been awarded £2.5m by HIE subsidia...

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Business support

Apply now to SCALE up at residential business school

Applications are now open for up to 50 ambitious entrepreneurs eager to grow their business and learn from one of the world’s foremost en...

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Tourism

Clearing the way for snow sports at Cairngorm Mountain

Snowsports enthusiasts visiting Cairngorm Mountain will have greater access to the resort thanks to new top of the range snow clearing eq...

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Business support

National manufacturing conference

The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference returns to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 30 May, where 400 manufacturing le...

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