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Humans of VentureFest: Ekaterina McKenna

An interview with Ekaterina McKenna of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation, helping to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS are sponsors of the Advanced Manufacture theme in the CAN DO Innovation Summit 2021. You can watch the sessions they…

Ekaterina McKenna

Humans of VentureFest: Matthew Wasley

Matthew is part of KTN’s Enabling Technologies team, focusing particularly in photonics. As part of this, he helps companies connect and grow, including with support in raising investment through activities like KTN’s investment readiness programmes. Matthew, alongside his colleague Abigail Hird, will run drop-in sessions on writing a good application and preparing an investment pitch…

Matthew Wasley

Humans of VentureFest: Siobhán Jordan

Dr Siobhán Jordan brings the worlds of business and academia together in her role as director of Interface. Have a read of Siobhán’s blog to find out more about her fascinating background, why the Interface team are known as the ‘matchmakers for business’ and a Scottish company that has the potential to eradicate fuel poverty.…

Siobhán Jordan

Humans of VentureFest: Thomas Gillan

In our latest blog, Social Investment Scotland deputy chief executive Thomas Gillan tells us why culture is the beating heart of an organisation and what makes Scottish advances in artificial intelligence so exciting. You can catch Thomas as chair of the Investor Pitches session at the CAN DO Innovation Summit, a VentureFest Scotland headline event,…

Thomas Gillan

Humans of VentureFest: Rachel Wallace

Rachel Wallace is part of the team powering the Scotland CAN DO initiative, joining the dots between partners and helping make Scotland a world-leader in entrepreneurship and innovation, where business is a force for good. She tells us how workplace culture can define the success of businesses of all sizes and where the biggest opportunities…

Rachel Wallace

Humans of VentureFest: Dominic Dowling

Dominic Dowling, Glasgow City Council economic development manager, believes Scotland’s best asset is its people. Between our talented and diverse population, institutions and existing culture of innovation, there is huge potential for growth. In today’s blog, Dominic shares how SMEs are challenging old-fashioned work practices, tackling gender bias and engaging with a new generation of…

Dominic Dowling

Humans of VentureFest: Jamie Steed

Jamie Steed, Scottish Government Innovation Policy & Delivery Lead, is part of the team planning the CAN DO Innovation Summit, headline event of VentureFest 2019. In our first blog, Jamie talks to us about innovation in gaming, why you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new and which graffiti artist he’d invite to a dinner…

Jamie Steed

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