Great News – Word of the Launch is Spreading
Alasdair Northdrop from Scottish Business Insider writes about our launch
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A new business networking website for innovation to encourage collaboration between innovators, investors and project partners has been launched in Aberdeen.
Smart Idea Store is the idea of Professor Angus Jamieson who was a civil engineering graduate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and worked in the oil industry mainly in maritime operations and deepwater drilling.
He was the original inventor of COMPASS, a directional drilling and well planning software package which rapidly became an industry standard.
Jamieson devised some of the first successful calibration methods for acoustic positioning systems in deep water, a new method of designing moorings for drilling rigs, a new optimisation algorithm for minimising the cost of a new oil field and the first successful method of accurately measuring the earth’s magnetic field at sea.
He is a well known offshore positioning consultant and has been directly involved in major recovery operations such as the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 and the Macondo Blow Out in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
A fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a professor in Offshore Engineering at the University of the Highlands and Islands, he has been a self employed consultant and inventor for over 25 years.
Jamieson approached Alan Whiteside who has over 15 years experience developing and commercialising technology to turn his concept of Smart Idea Store into a business.
Originally an engineer, Whiteside worked in the Oil and Gas and Nuclear sectors, which included process and disposal of the naturally occurring radioactive material during the decommissioning of the Brent Spar oil platform.
This led to a career in Clinical Physics, as many of the specialties involve ionising radiation, where Alan worked for NHS Glasgow and NHS Grampian, having done an MSc at Glasgow University during his time at NHS Glasgow.
He then worked for Scottish Health Innovations Limited (SHIL) to evaluate, project manage and commercialise innovation in the National Health Service inScotland.
Whiteside who is managing director of Smart Idea Store said he believes that those in the technology and energy sectors will be interested in the website which will act as a hub to facilitate collaboration and deals to fund, develop and commercialise new technology and to form start-ups to manage this evolution.
He says innovators will create idea profiles to promote their technology and attract investors and project partners to collaborate with in the development and commercialisation of the innovation.
“Investors and project partners will create partner profiles to promote their business and the services and resources that they offer,” he says.
“Project partners include patent agents, commercial experts, technical experts, legal experts, designers, manufacturers and sales and marketing experts.”
December 20, 2013