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Caithness Transport Forum hears positive updates on services, despite ongoing challenges

22nd November 2022

Despite transport challenges this year the Caithness Transport Forum was pleased to hear of productive transport developments and advocacy within the North Highlands at its recent meeting in November. Members heard updates on the impacts of increased investment in the region. Amongst the highlights of these successes is the Public Service Obligation (PSO) in place […]

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New Members – January

25th January 2023

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome to our membership Bridges UK (Worldwide) Ltd, GMG Energy Ltd and Prima Uno Ltd we look forward to working with them all. To discuss membership, please reach out to our Business Development manager, Fiona Levack. You can contact Fiona by email: fiona@caithnesschamber.com. You can read about membership on the website using […]

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Rising costs, declining confidence and prospects of recession weigh down hopes of business growth

19th January 2023

SCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC INDICATOR: Q4 2022 REPORT The latest findings from a leading Scottish business survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) shows Scottish businesses and the economy faltering under increasing cost pressures and declining business confidence. As a result, cashflow and profits are falling, investment decisions have paused, firms are raising prices and […]

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New Members – December

30th November 2022

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome to our membership Highland Council (PSO) and Eastern Airways we look forward to working with them both. To discuss membership, please reach out to our Business Development manager, Fiona Levack. You can contact Fiona by email: fiona@caithnesschamber.com. You can read about membership on the website using this link. If you’re already […]

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DASA launches new innovation

28th November 2022

DASA has launched a new innovation focus area (IFA) on behalf of dstl. This funding opportunity aims to investigate generation-after-next advanced materials for Defence. There are two challenges i) intelligent materials and structures and ii) materials for enhanced thermal management. There are multiple areas within these two challenges based on different domains. TRL at finish […]

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DASA Market Exploration – Anti-Submarine Warfare Technologies

24th November 2022

We are pleased to announce a new DASA market exploration. To remind you, these are effectively pre-competition market surveys and allow our customers to decide whether they will run a future DASA competition; they offer you an opportunity to influence that. The submission process is much shorter than applications for a DASA competition. This market […]

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DASA New Themed Competition

9th November 2022

DASA is delighted to announce a new Themed Competition on whole body vibration (WBV). We have £2.5m to investigate three challenges: Challenge 1: Define the size and nature of the problem Challenge 2: Quantify exposure to WBV Challenge 3: Establish the short-term effects of WBV on the performance of duties £925k of the total £2.5m must be spent […]

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Orbex to Lead Construction and Operational Management of Sutherland Spaceport

1st November 2022

Orbex granted fifty-year lease on UK´s 1st mainland vertical launch spaceport site Spaceport specialist Jacobs contracted to deliver £20m construction project Forty new jobs to be created in Sutherland, helping attract talent and grow population Forres, UK, November 1, 2022 – A Scottish rocket manufacturer and orbital launch services provider is to build and operate […]

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DASA Themed Competition seeking innovative technologies contributing to the development of a Novel Amphibious Craft

24th October 2022

Delighted to announce the launch of a new DASA Themed Competition seeking innovative technologies contributing to the development of a Novel Amphibious Craft concept to enable Commando Force to safely and rapidly insert themselves into high-threat environments. Future craft need to: travel at sustained high speed over a long-range, provide the ability to deliver personnel and […]

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DASA Opportunities

28th September 2022

Firstly a new themed competition – CHERI within Defence and Security. It is funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Cyber Programme. There is £1.5 million funding available to experiment and trial the effects of the CHERI (Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions) based architecture extensions within the Arm’s Morello prototype System on Chip (SoC). […]

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DASA have launched two new innovation focus areas

22nd September 2022

Beyond Line of Sight Communications (IFA036) This IFA is being run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Communication and Networks programme, and is seeking Generation-After-Next (GAN) proposals, which explore and develop new / novel beyond line of sight (BLOS) communication options. This IFA expects proposals to deliver a proof of concept at […]

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