Moock Environmental Solutions Ltd

From landfill to landscapes

20 February 2019

Moock Environmental Solutions Ltd won the Social and Environmental Impact award at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards in 2018. We caught up with them just before the 2019 winners are revealed, on 21 February.

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Umbrellas

Summer’s here!

27 July 2017

As I write this, the rain drips down incessantly and peering at the grey sky fails to give me any hope of a ray of sunshine today.  Slugs and snails are enjoying tasty feasts in my garden and my attempts at improving my golf are on hold for another few weeks.

But it is not all despair for the Scottish summer – there are lots of positive signs around!

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Bike business with big ambitions

Bike business with big ambitions

21 July 2017

Deep in Argyll you will find a man passionate about making our roads safer. Clive Rumbold from MotoScotland believes training motorcycle riders in varied off-road skills will reduce the number of serious accidents involving motorcycles.

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Rainbow

From clothes to digital, call the connectors!

13 July 2017

Scotland is an innovative and creative country and I am delighted through my role with Interface (based in Aberdeen), I can support local companies on their innovation journeys by connecting them into universities to help them solve their challenges and grow their business.

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Batman

The sky’s the limit

06 July 2017

When I was about eight years old, I came to understand that being Batman was not an achievable career choice. It was a sad day for me, but this ‘Road to Damascus’ moment (or perhaps, more properly, this ‘Road to Gotham’ moment) had a silver lining. 

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Douglas Martin

Why Algae?

29 June 2017

Earlier this month I joined seven other start-ups from around Scotland to take part in the kick-off meeting for the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). I felt like I was at my first day at school again – except we met not in a dusty classroom, but in ECCI’s airy low carbon hub.

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Highland cattle

What’s for tea…in 2030?

22 June 2017

Casting our minds ahead to tomorrow can sometimes feel challenging, so futuristic thinking was required last week when in partnership with the industry body Scotland Food and Drink we held a workshop to explore the key market and consumer trends relevant to Scottish farming, fishing, food and drink in 2030. 

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Telling the stories of women entrepreneurs

15 June 2017

It’s almost a year since the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) published its Gender Action Plan. For the first time, it sets out how SFC will work to tackle gender imbalance across the full spectrum of its activities in further and higher education.

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Vegetables

Let’s Make Innovation Happen

09 June 2017

“It’s 2030. Farming, fishing, food and drink is Scotland’s most valuable industry, recognised at home and abroad as a model of collaboration and a world leader in responsible, profitable growth.” This is Ambition 2030. Back in March, the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership and The First Minister launched the new, ambitious strategy for the Scottish farming, fishing, food and drink industry.

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Scotland hills

Creative purpose

01 June 2017

My theme this month, purpose, deviates from innovation in one sense, but from another perspective is the bedrock of anything we endeavour to do in our lives and any challenge we meet. After all, if we’re to pass all the thousand obstacles to solving a problem that matters, we need a deep sense of why it matters in the first place to ourselves.

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The success story continues

25 May 2017

I have just returned from a week’s holiday – the only time I seem to get these days to curl up with a good book. Frequently upon finishing a good read, I often wonder what happened next? 

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