News Category: Press

Wideblue to Develop Novel Transfer Device

Product designer Wideblue is collaborating with a team led by SME Science to Business and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to develop a novel transfer device Read the full post: AirMed&Rescue: Wideblue to Develop Novel Transfer Device

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10 June 2022

BuffaloGrid’s Charging Tech Empowers Struggling Communities and Refugees

A solar-powered phone charging and content downloading system, developed by UK tech startup BuffaloGrid, is set to benefit millions of disadvantaged people and refugees. While many today have phones and there’s broadband network coverage available, what is still missing is affordability and the power supply essential for charging devices in places lacking the infrastructure. Read …

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19 April 2022

Livingston Product Design Firm Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Trio of Key Hires

“Celebrating 20 years in business is a huge milestone for us, and these three new key hires will enable us to continue to grow.” – David Ross, Managing Director Read the full post: The Scotsman: Livingston Product Design Firm Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Trio of Key Hires

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21 March 2022

A2E Gears Up For 20th Anniversary With Appointment of Three New Key Hires

A2E, one of the UK’s leading product design and development companies, has made three new key hires as it gears up to celebrate 20 years in business. The Livingston-based firm, which says its recent growth is down to a surge in demand for product development, has appointed Gary Cheng as project manager and Georgios Sidiropoulos …

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18 March 2022

Glasgow University and Wideblue Partner to Detect Volcanic Eruptions

New gravimeter technology created by product design house Wideblue and the University of Glasgow (UoG) could be used to predict volcanic eruptions. Their device can detect subtle changes in local gravity caused by magma flows, providing an early warning system. With early enough detection, people can be evacuated and defences created to save lives before …

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16 December 2021

The Herald: Last Founding Manager at Wideblue to Step Down

Scottish design specialist Wideblue has appointed a new managing director to take over from Russell Overend, the last of the company’s founders. Barry Warden assumes the top job from his current position as design and development director, having first joined Wideblue in 2014 as a mechanical engineer. With a master’s degree from the University of …

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06 December 2021

Phone Charger for Developing World

While the mobile phone has become vital in many developing countries where people do not have access to laptops, tablets, or PCs, power infrastructure remains poor, unreliable, or frequently non-existent. It is thought that 700 million people with access to a phone do not have power, including 300 million in India alone. Globally, it is …

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01 November 2021

The Journey to a Sustainable Future

The journey to a sustainable future is a highly important one, not just across Scotland, but across the whole world. Ahead of the upcoming COP26 meetings being held in Glasgow in November, we are running a weekly blog series exploring the role of technology in achieving net zero with our Technology Scotland members. This week, …

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28 October 2021

Product Design Scotland Toolkit: Scaling Manufacturing and Managing Supply Chains

The transition from product design and development into volume manufacturing can be a tricky, slow and expensive journey to navigate. Get it wrong and the product can be late to the market; late changes to the product or manufacturing problems can cause a large amount of scrap or rework or even product recalls; tooling and …

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25 October 2021

The Scotsman: A2E Adding Jobs After Recent Business Wins

Livingston-based A2E, which is part of the Pivot International group, is looking to recruit an electronics engineer and project manager to deal with the additional demand, with further plans in place to take on additional engineers over the coming months. Read the full article on The Scotsman: A2E Adding Jobs After Recent Business Wins

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28 September 2021

Forbes: Computer Chip Shortage Crisis Shows Supply Chains at Risk

The semiconductor chip crisis that hit companies around the world shows no signs of ending any time soon and will continue to impact the supply chains for many industries. Indeed, some organizations have yet to fully recover from the impact of the blockage of the Suez Canal last March on their ability to send and …

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19 July 2021

Wideblue Managing Director, Russell Overend, was the subject of this week’s Herald newspapers Monday Business Interview.

Wideblue Managing Director, Russell Overend, was the subject of this week’s Herald newspapers Monday Business Interview. “At the start of the pandemic we had one customer who had their funding pulled, and they almost went under. A lot of projects were delayed, particularly if the clients were dependent on access to university labs” said Wideblue …

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24 May 2021

41 Action News: Effects of Chip Shortage, How to Avoid Impacts

Right now, there is a worldwide shortage of those chips, which means businesses are adjusting and tech experts are advising consumers on how to avoid paying higher prices. 41 Action News: Effects of Chip Shortage, How to Avoid Impacts

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13 May 2021

The Insider UK: Glasgow Design Agency Joins Consortium

Glasgow-based product design specialist Wideblue has joined forces with two other businesses to develop an autonomous surface disinfection system for hospitals. The collaboration, entitled Project LUSS (LED-based Ultra Violet exposure for Safe Surfaces) has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop an economical solution to combat the spread of Covid-19 in public spaces. Glasgow …

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07 May 2021

Bdaily News: Making Technology Happen for 15 Years

Wideblue is celebrating 15 years of success this month. The multi-award winning firm was created on 01 March 2006 with a management-buy-out of Polaroid’s European Research and Design Centre, and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent product design firms. Read on for more information. Bdaily News: Making technology happen for 15 …

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06 April 2021

The Insider UK: Scottish Tech Companies Partner to Revolutionise the Atomic Clock

Scottish tech companies WideBlue and Kelvin Nanotechnology have teamed up to revolutionise the atomic clock. Along with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Birmingham, they are developing the miniaturisation of optical atomic clocks which will make them more user-friendly and help improve Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) location accuracy. Read on for more …

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06 April 2021

newdesign – Yearbook 2021: Wideblue – making technology happen for 15 years

Wideblue was born on 1 March 2006 and 15 years later it is one of the UK’s leading independent product design and development companies. What has been its blueprint for success? Read on for more information. newdesign – Yearbook 2021: Wideblue – making technology happen for 15 years

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18 March 2021

The Insider UK: Scottish tech firms join forces on ground-breaking MRI scanner

Two Glasgow-based businesses have collaborated to produce a ground-breaking MRI scanner which aims to provide new insights into brain disease research. The project aims to provide new insights into brain disease research and will provide a large visual field for the neuroscientists to carry out functional-MRI studies. The Insider UK: Scottish tech firms join forces …

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20 January 2021

The Herald: Two Glasgow Firms Hail ‘Ground-Breaking’ New MRI Scanner

TWO Scottish firms have collaborated to produce a ground-breaking magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner which aims to provide new insights into brain disease research. Both based in Glasgow, Wideblue, a product design consultancy, has linked up with MR CoilTech, to create the high-density radiofrequency (RF) head coil technology which it is claimed has successfully completed …

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19 January 2021

First Trial of “ground-breaking” MRI Scanner Project Completes

Glasgow-based product design consultancy Wideblue has contributed to the completion of the first trial of a “ground-breaking” MRI scanner project at the University of California, Berkeley. First trial of “ground-breaking” MRI scanner project completes

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14 January 2021

Wideblue Contributes to Ground Breaking MRI Scanner Project

Leading product design consultancy Wideblue has congratulated its client MR CoilTech on successfully completing the first trial of a novel high-density radiofrequency (RF) head coil technology at the University of California, Berkeley. The head coil design, a first of its kind, utilizes 16-channel transmit and 96-channel receive RF architecture. The new prototype high-density head coil …

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14 January 2021