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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 estimated that some one billion people do not have access to reliable power.

The Scotsman: Scottish Product Design Firms Help Develop Phone Charger for Developing World

01 Nov 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, we discuss interesting wind Lidar projects, what the future holds for these technologies and more.

Click here to read the full article.

28 Oct 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 component costs for volume start up can be expensive, involve long lead-times and often require pre-payment so the funding and cash flow is an important consideration.

Watch the full presentation here.

Download Wideblue’s presentation here.

25 Oct 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

28 Sep 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 receive essential materials, parts and supplies.

Forbes: Computer Chip Shortage Crisis Shows Supply Chains at Risk

19 Jul 2021