Get in touch with Lesley or Josh via the button below if you want to set up a meeting, find out more about how we can support you, learn more about our Traveltech Directory, or if you have news/content/opportunities to share with us. We are here to help. Our next community update will be 18 June.
Congratulations to Iain McNeill and the team at Whereverly on their recent Scottish Edge 17 Award - read more in the news! Accolades also go to Cassie Bouverie of Private House Stays on recently winning a Scotland Prestige Award 2021 Corporate Livewire Award (Private Accommodation Providers of the Year).
Traveltech for Scotland continues to develop collective activity with international partners in the World Travel Tech Forum, with a new logo, website in development and further traveltech events planned. Please follow the LinkedIn Page. The Paris Welcome City Lab event from 18 May showcasing 15 innovative traveltech start-ups is worth a watch.
Dates for your Diary: Big Data and Data for Tourism SME's, Immersive Experience Bootcamp for SME's and more below. If you missed our partner event with Location Data Scotland on 27 May, full details & recording will be shared week beginning 31 May. Huge thanks to the Location Data Scotland team, our highly engaged audience and to our speakers and participating businesses Huli and Geotourist.
Location Data Scotland Baseline Survey: If your organisation is using location data to create products or services or supplies location data, LDS wants to hear from you - please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below.
NextChainis a free online ordering platform for professional kitchens and food suppliers. The mobile app enables chefs to place orders instantly and communicate with all their suppliers in one place. For suppliers, the web app makes it easier to process orders, manage their catalogue and customer relationships. It is free to use NextChain for restaurants. Suppliers are charged a simple, flat monthly fee for full access to the product.
Entirely B2B and open to all businesses in the food and hospitality industry, NextChain is aimed at food producers, farmers, distributors and wholesalers and on the buying side, food retailers and professional kitchens (restaurants, bars and cafes).
Find other innovative tech solutions in our Traveltech Directory. We are currently updating the directory to add several new business entries.
The SE green jobs funding is being delivered as competitive funding calls, which are rounds of funding that open and close periodically for fixed amounts of time and from which the best projects will be chosen for support. The first funding call opens on Thursday 27 May 2021and is open until 12 noon on Tuesday 24 June.
If your organisation is using location data to create products or services or supplies location data, LDS wants to hear from you. The survey will take 5 minutes to complete (link above) and will be followed up by a consultation from one of the Optimat experts, who will provide the support and guidance your organisation needs to succeed in this exciting, industry-leading sector.
Now in its third year, Skift IDEA Awards has become the travel industry’s most coveted achievement for excellence in design, creativity and innovation. The awards honour inspiring, purpose-driven work from brands, agencies, and technology companies defining the future of travel. Early-bird entries by 28 June for the best rate.
If interested in exhibiting at the show or applying for the Trailblazer Fund, contact Stevie Rackley, Business Development Manager directly and mention the Traveltech for Scotland community. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMART:SCOTLAND funding open for applications from SME’s until 30 June. The SMART:SCOTLAND grant is one of Scottish Enterprise research and development (R&D) grants that aims to support high risk, highly ambitious projects. It covers conducting feasibility studies. It’s only available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs)* based in Scotland and supports activities that have a commercial endpoint.
The government’s new Help to Grow programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. You could get an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management. Free online advice and money off software that could help you save time and cut costs through Help to Grow: Digital
Scottish Enterprise's Funding Information & Support Service (FISS) helps companies apply for competitive innovation funding from non-Scottish public sector funders like Innovate UK and the European Commission. This involves initial scoping to help companies determine whether their project is a fit for funding, guidance on writing a good proposal, proposal reviews and pitch preparation.
The #PrepStartsNow Campaign is relevant for whatever stage of reopening hospitality and tourism businesses find themselves at right now. Take advantage of a host of offers to trial new tech from businesses including NextChain, Stampede, Pour, Umni, Criton, Yoello, Hotel Benchmark, Private House Stays, Express Jobs and more.
Traveltech for Scotland is jointly funded by Scottish Enterprise and the 2014–2020 European Structural and Investment Fund through SPRITE (Scottish Programme for Research, Innovation and Technology Ecosystem) which is a programme to co-fund projects with European Regional Development Funding.