Sharks can inspire plane redesign

(USA) Sharks should inspire the design of more efficient planes and cars, according to new research. Tapping into the aerodynamic excellence of sharkskin, honed by 400 million years of evolution, the team...

It’s time to design a circular future

There is one week left to enter a $1 million circular economy challenge - led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation - and help design a sustainable plastics industry. The million dollar Circular Design Challenge...

Dementia-friendly design easier with VR

|22 February 2017| Scotland An innovative new virtual reality device which will help architects and designers create dementia-friendly buildings and spaces has been launched. The Virtual Reality Empath...

Scotland celebrates innovation in 2016

|24 March 2016| Scotland Events will be held throughout 2016 to mark Scotland's year of innovation architecture, and design. A country famed for its pioneering credentials and ongoing contributions to ...

Conference to tap into 2016 celebrations

|2 February 2016| A recently renovated mill in Dundee is set to host the Dundee & Angus Tourism Conference this spring. The Verdant Work’s High Mill in Dundee will host the event on 15 March, which ai...

Scotland: the original innovation nation

|14 January 2016| What would the world be like without Scottish innovators? The question is explored by VisitScotland in its newly released animation which will be used to promote the 2016 Year of Innovat...

The world’s finest whisky region

|8 January 2016| The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is to pay homage to the Scottish government's  Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Taking place in Scotland’s most prolific whisky producin...

Happy New Year

|1 January 2016| Happy New Year to all our readers and partners. And welcome to Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. We look forward to bringing you the best and most interesting news f...

Imagining a better future

|3 December 2015| One of the country's most iconic buildings will be lit up for the world to enjoy in 2016, Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Widely recognised as one the most import...

Scotland to host year of innovation

|23 November 2015| Scotland' s Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design 2016  will showcase the country's contemporary and modern design culture as well as its rich heritage. From textiles to technology...