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24 April 2019 | Economy, Finance, Scotland’s Future

SCDI responds to FM’s statement on Brexit and Scotland’s Future

18 April 2019 |

Forum 2019 Blog: Connectivity the key to Fourth Industrial Revolution

12 April 2019 |

Forum 2019 Blog: Starting the Clock on Scotland’s Next Economy by Derek Mackay MSP

1 April 2019 |

SCDI announces appointment of Sara Thiam as Chief Executive

28 February 2019 | Digital

Where Scotland Can Lead an Innovative and Ethical Fourth Industrial Revolution

Where Scotland Can Lead an Innovative and Ethical Fourth Industrial Revolution
A new report launched today (February 28th) champions the opportunities Scotland’s people and businesses have to harness the potential provided by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and data.

18 January 2019 | Economy

Aberdeen Standard Investments chief executive delivers the 2019 SCDI Annual Lecture

29 November 2018 | YESC

A flood of new ideas for Aberdeenshire teachers 

I’m an Engineer, I can help here! uses the topical context of flooding to teach primary pupils, in P5 – P7, about different disciplines of engineering and related careers.

27 November 2018 | YESC

Educational robotics project launches in four regions of Scotland 

As part of an initiative designed to engage more young people in to robotics in Scotland, VEX Robotics and SCDI has delivered 40 grants across 4 regions of the country.

30 October 2018 | Skills & People

SCDI Skills and Employability Summit to hear from Minister

29 October 2018 | Economy, Finance

SCDI responds to the UK Budget 2018

24 October 2018 | Economy, Scotland’s Future

SCDI to partner with Scottish Government on Productivity Club pilots

18 October 2018 | Economy, Scotland’s Future

SCDI responds to publication of Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board’s Strategic Plan

20 September 2018 | YESC

STEM celebration attracts 65 young people from across Shetland

11 school teams and 65 young people gathered at Shetland Museum and Archives to take part in the 2018 Shetland STEM Celebration.

7 September 2018 | Economy

Ceremony recognises Highlands and Islands business achievements

5 September 2018 | International & Trade

SCDI facilitates roundtable on post-Brexit trade

5 September 2018 | Economy

SCDI welcomes Scottish Government’s Programme for Government

13 August 2018 |

SCDI’s chief executive leaves organisation

7 June 2018 | YESC

STEM celebration set to attract 300 young people from across Scotland

The YESC programme marks its 30th anniversary this year.

7 June 2018 | Transport

SCDI Connectivity Commission publishes report

22 May 2018 | Economy

UKIS Commission making good progress

2 May 2018 | Economy

SCDI Forum 2018 aims to shape a brighter economic future

SCDI will welcome over 200 delegates to The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh for its flagship policy conference, the SCDI Forum.

23 April 2018 | Skills & People

A day of competition at regional celebration of STEM

Young people from schools across Tayside gathered at the University of Dundee last Thursday (19 April) to take part in the Young Engineers and Science Clubs’ (YESC) annual Regional Celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

19 April 2018 | Economy

SCDI announce national rural commission

A new national rural commission that will look at the challenges and opportunities faced by the economy in rural areas, is being launched by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) today.

16 March 2018 | Skills & People

A day of competition at the YESC North East STEM Celebration

9 March 2018 | Skills & People

Schools from across the region gather for STEM celebration

9 March 2018 | Economy

SCDI conference aims to help create maximum economic benefit for Scotland

Today (9 March 2018) a conference on the topic of the UK Industrial Strategy (UKIS) will take place at Glasgow City Chambers with over 100 leaders from the private, public and academic sectors in attendance.

20 February 2018 | Digital

Getting Scotland ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A report published today (20 February) sets out recommendations on economic development, education and employment to ensure that Scotland reaps the rewards of the digital and automation revolutions.

20 January 2018 | Skills & People

National challenge to encourage young people into STEM careers launched

14 December 2017 | Finance

Scottish Government Draft Budget

The Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) has urged caution following the Scottish Government’s budget, warning that tax rises are not a panacea in developing a sustainable future economy for Scotland

22 November 2017 | Economy

SCDI responds to Chancellor’s 2017 Budget

21 November 2017 | Infrastructure

Investment in the public realm “key to Scotland’s future” – SCDI

November 2017 The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) has published an innovative report examining how place can enhance economic prosperity and encourage Scotland into a growth mindset for future city development.

14 November 2017 | Energy

Trevor Garlick appointed Chair of SCDI’s North East Committee

6 November 2017 | Economy

SCDI announces key new board appointments

5 November 2017 | Transport

Cross-border connectivity plans have “huge significance”

3 November 2017 | Finance

SCDI urges MSPs to look to the long term in debate on Scotland’s tax future

21 September 2017 | International & Trade

Scottish Businesses Rising To International Challenges

8 September 2017 | Economy

Awards Ceremony Recognises Highlands & Islands Business Achievements

7 September 2017 | Economy

SCDI Convenes Civic & Business Leaders – Outlines Economic Case To HM Treasury

31 August 2017 | Economy

SCDI Responds To First Minister’s Economic Statement

28 August 2017 |

Freedom of Movement Essential to Sustaining Scotland’s Economy

SCDI has called on the UK Government to provide urgent clarity on a permanent post-Brexit immigration policy and certainty on freedom of movement for EU nationals – protecting Scotland’s labour market from net migration and sustaining the Scottish economy.