Dundee City Council, in collaboration with local and national organisations, are working on making the Tayside city a 5G testbed. This news comes at a time where the S5GConnect programme is set to build a new 5G hub in Dundee The city will be the next location for an innovation hub form the Scotland 5G... Continue Reading →
Mark Logan appointed to lead £7M programme to implement his groundbreaking 2020 Review, to make Scotland's digital technology ecosystem more successful.
The Digital Directorate of the Scottish government recently published A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive In A Digital World, a new strategy which sets out the country's ambitions for a more inclusive digital society.
UKIE has submitted a number of proposals to the UK government, ahead of the forthcoming budget (March 3rd), aimed at helping the UK games industry to grow significantly in the coming years.
Codeplay, the Edinburgh-based AI company has signed a deal with the US government to help build the next generation of supercomputers. Codeplay will work with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in partnership with the Argonne Leadership Computing Faculty. The new generation of computing will enable researchers... Continue Reading →
As part of its work to support the Video Game Tax Relief (VGTR), UKIE is gathering critical economic data about our sector, through a UK Games Industry Economic Impact Survey, to ensure it can base base future work on robust and comprehensive evidence. The organisation needs ALL games businesses - large and small - to give them accurate... Continue Reading →
Culture Counts, the organisation which is the collective voice of Scotland's cultural and heritage sectors, has written to Fiona Hyslop MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, to ask for the announcement of a three-year culture budget in January 2021.
UKIE is joining the UKIE Government Kickstart scheme, to help fund games businesses to hire and train young people (aged 16-24) for roles within the videogames industry.
The UK government has opened its call for evidence over the use of 'randomised monetisation mechanics' aka loot boxes in videogames. The call is asking for input and feedback from gamers (and their parents/guardians), developers, industry, and academia over concerns that the use of loot boxes are harmful and should be subject to restrictions under... Continue Reading →
Last week we wrote a summary of The Logan Review, Mark Logan's astonishing report, which reimagines the role, the scope, the success and the future of Scotland's digital technology ecosystem. The full report runs to 89 carefully considered pages. In our review, we highlighted many of the recommendations made, which stretched from primary school education,... Continue Reading →