Over the years, Scotland has been renowned for creativity and innovation.
In fact, inventor of TV John Logie Baird was from my hometown, Helensburgh, on the Clydeside. My grandfather even invented the cold air balloon but, unfortunately, it never really took off.
So it was great to hear that 11 Glasgow-based companies have won a total of £620,000 funding to help encourage further innovation in the creative and digital sectors.
The Digital and Creative Clyde Launchpad was a competition launched in January 2013 by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with Creative Clyde. The funding is fantastic for SMEs and can only encourage continued innovation in these sectors.