• S5GConnect Awareness Launch - virtual and free

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    10:00 BST

    The S5GConnect programme is a catalyst to increasing awareness about 5G and its capabilities, stimulating demand to harness 5G to innovate new products, services and applications. S5GConnect has three levels of engagement – raising awareness about the potential of 5G; evaluating the possibilities 5G can bring to SMEs; enabling SMEs to scale up and test using our dedicated 5G private networks.

    The S5GConnect hub network offers an innovation space for entrepreneurs and SMEs across Scotland – offering you access to the right people, knowledge, opportunities and latest 5G network technology. We look forward to connecting with you at one of our hubs, and to showing you how 5G could power up your own business.

    Dundee is one of the first of the Connect hubs.

    The S5GConnect Awareness events programme will kick off, setting out what the S5GConnect programme is all about and hearing from our partners at the already announced Connect hubs in Forth Valley, Dundee and Dumfries.

    Hear from the speakers about how having access to the infrastructure and the expertise, that the S5GConnect hubs, will unlock potential in their areas.

    Sign up today to secure your place.

  • Digital Innovation Webinar

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    9.30am - 11.00am

    Join Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce to hear a panel of experts who'll tell us more about the advances in infrastructure coming to Dundee and how businesses can understanding their goals, user needs and business processes when looking at digital innovation. We'll also be joined by a local business who have moved their offering digitally!

    Are you looking to invest in your digital infrastructure? Has working from home made you look at alternative technology? How are you working with your colleagues and team to ensure they're on-board and up to speed with your digital transformation?

    At a recent event hosted by Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce and event partners University of Dundee School of Business, attendees reported that the length of time it takes to adopt new technology was been found to be longer than expected, taking the time to ensure it’s the best it can be was essential, but can delay progress. Other obstacles include communications with customers, understanding the technology internally and buy in from the rest of the workforce. 

    Attendees also felt that in order to innovate digitally there needs to be an understanding of the business needs, wants and then how the technology works. Often businesses don’t understand how the technology worked and therefore how it could work for the business when making these changes.

    Join us as we hear from our guest speakers

    Allan McEwan, City Manager, CityFibre

    Martin Cherry, Managing Director, Banntech

    Marcus Wylie, Head of Learning & Development, Insights

    For more information and to register please click here.

  • Courier Business Briefing - tourism and hospitality recovery with Johnston Carmichael

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    In association with Johnston Carmichael and supported by Tricorn Capital.

    The tourism and hospitality sectors have been among those hit hardest by Covid-19.

    As restrictions lift, we will hear how local business owners adapted and the impact on their operations, staff and supply chain.

    Join our keynote speaker, Stephen Leckie from The Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels and our panel members for insight on how Courier Country firms plan to build back stronger.

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 8am – 9am

    Register free at DC Thomson Courier Business Briefings.

  • Protect your business and data from hackers – DigitalBoost

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    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    What to expect from this webinar

    Join us to look at why it’s important for all businesses to give their online security thought and consideration. We will take you through some simple steps to minimise the risks. We will also direct you to available support to help you and your business.

    During the session will cover:
    - Cyber security and why it matters for businesses
    - Data backups and malware protection
    - Smartphones, passwords and phishing

    Please note: A link to access the webinar will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email. You may need to look in your ‘Clutter’ or ‘Spam’ folder to find it.

    This is a ‘DigitalBoost’ event which is funded by Digital Scotland and delivered by Business Gateway.

    Register now at Business Gateway DigitalBoost.

  • Starting a business: Everything you need to know from Business Gateway

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    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    What to expect from this webinar

    Whatever your reasons may be for considering being your own boss, Business Gateway is here to support you and this webinar will help you decide if this is right path for you. We will explore your potential customers, the problems your business can solve for them and how you can do that better than the competition. Once that is clear, we will look at the key activities and costs involved in starting and running the business and tools for determining the commercial viability before considering the main options for business structures (sole trader, partnership, or limited company).

    We will look at:

    • Personal finance planning – how much do you need to earn?
    • Researching your Market – To develop an understanding of your market, who your customers are, understanding your competition and what the trends are within your chosen field.
    • Business Structure – what are the main business structures? How to decide which is right for you and how to register as a business.
    • Creating your start-up action plan – an outline.


    Sign up at Business Gateway.

  • Waracle's Embracing Digital: The Customer Expectations Driving Innovation In Financial Services

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic and acceleration of digital business has seen financial services companies reassess their digital transformation strategy and, in most cases, speed it up. From re-imagining products and services around customer-centricity to developing new business models to meet customer behaviours, banks and financial institutions have gone from laggards in the digital transformation front to potential leaders.

    Join the Waracle panel of industry experts as we explore how digital innovation combined with next-generation business models are delivering real business impact. They will also be discussing the importance of design thinking principles and data-driven decision making in order to drive quantifiable business and enhance the end customer experience.  Panelists will be sharing their top tips and real-life examples of how they have embraced digital innovation to help build a financial services organisation for the future.

    There will also be the opportunity to ask the panel key questions whilst gaining valuable insights into how to apply specific tactics and strategies to help improve your current business pain points.

    Sign up for free at Waracle events.

  • Cities with Purpose - on Tuesday 15th June, 11am-12pm

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    Please join us for the Scottish Cities Alliance’s upcoming event – Cities with Purpose - on Tuesday 15th June, 11am-12pm.

    In partnership with Real Asset Media we will be exploring how cities and those shaping their built environments can work together to achieve carbon neutrality. With key speakers from UK Green Building Council and asset management firm, DWS, alongside Cllr John Alexander, Dundee City Council and Cllr Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council.

    The event is free to attend you can sign up on the link below:

    Investing in cities with purpose – creating net zero urban centres | Real Asset Investment Briefings (

    Once registered for the REALX platform, you will automatically have access to all upcoming events and be able to attend “Cities with Purpose” when it kicks off next week. Reminders will be sent beforehand for all upcoming REALX events.

    Please note, if you have already registered to REALX from our last event – Towards Affordable Cities - there is no need to sign up again.