Advanced Innovation Vouchers from Interface are now available17th January 2019

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We have received a communication from Interface, which we think may be of interest to many in our SME network: Advanced Innovation Vouchers are now live on Interface’s Website. These vouchers replace the ‘Follow-on Innovation Voucher’ as of January 2019 (with immediate effect). The change in name denotes that the Advanced Innovation […]

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Scottish consortiums take giant leap forward for salmon gill health10th January 2019

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Two Scottish consortiums, backed by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), are embarking on ambitious initiatives, valued at a combined £3.5 million, to improve gill health and resilience among farmed Atlantic salmon – one of the industry’s most significant challenges. The projects will bring together the expertise of a range of […]

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SAIC appoints first female Chair to its scientific panel20th December 2018

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed animal health expert Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, FRSE as the first female Chairperson of its Independent Scientific Panel (SISP). With a career spanning more than three decades in the global livestock health and welfare industry, Professor Fitzpatrick will head the committee after […]

Building the bioeconomy18th December 2018

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Annual focus for responsive mode proposals under the welfare of managed animals priority Call status: open Application deadline: 16 January 2019, 16:00 Funded through responsive mode Summary The BBSRC encourages more high-quality research under our welfare of managed animals priority. A call is now open with a deadline of 16 January 2019, […]

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Professor Brian Quinn gives his inaugural lecture29th November 2018

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Warm congratulations to Brian Quinn on his Inaugural Lecture ‘Developing Science with Impact’; a very interesting talk on his work spanning ecotoxicology, medication affecting zebra mussels, micro-plastics and fish health.   SAIC’s Aquaculture Innovation Manager, Polly Douglas, attended the lecture, and tells us that Brian spoke passionately and energetically about […]

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SAIC recruits new Head of Skills and Talent29th November 2018

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed veterinary expert Dr Mary Fraser as its new head of skills and talent. Dr Fraser, who has more than two decades’ experience in course development and teaching, has lectured and published widely across veterinary disciplines. She is part of a select group […]

Statement on the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee report27th November 2018

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Commenting on a report by MSPs on the way forward for Scottish salmon farming, Heather Jones, Chief Executive of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, said: “The Rural Economy and Connectivity committee report means, as a collective, the aquaculture sector can now focus its attention on delivering sustainable growth in an […]

Scottish Government 15% cashback on business energy efficiency improvements30th October 2018

Back by popular demand, businesses in Scotland are offered cashback for investment in projects to help cut their energy use and cost. For a limited time, while funds last, eligible small businesses applying for the interest-free, unsecured Scottish Government SME Loan can receive 15% cashback. That’s up to £10,000 in […]

UHI has launched the 2nd round of its Aquaculture Industry Engagement Fund12th October 2018

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If your business is looking for funding for a short-term collaborative aquaculture project, have a look at the below, taken from the University of Highlands and Islands website – but don’t delay: the closing date for 2nd-round applications is the 30th November 2018. The University of Highlands and Islands Aquaculture […]

How Kyle came to choose aquaculture12th October 2018

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Kyle Crossan (23) spent last summer as an intern at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) head office in Stirling. He did such an impressive job that at the end of his internship, he was offered a post as Research Analyst on a part-time basis, to complement his University of […]