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Get creative using digital technology at #hellodigital

22 June 2016

A week long programme highlighting leading edge design and making technology is being held in Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s new digital demonstration centre - #hellodigital – from Monday.

3d scanning and printing, laser cutting, digital textile making, robotics and CNC machining are just some of the creative technologies on show.

#hellodigital is collaborating with MAKLab, a Scottish organisation which supports innovation and excellence in design and manufacturing, to provide the range of free seminars and demonstrations.

The ‘Digital Making Showcase Week’ will run from 27th June - 1st July at #hellodigital, in An Lòchran, at Inverness Campus. There are daily drop in sessions, and presentations followed by live, hands-on demonstrations.

Richard Clifford, executive director at MAKLab, commented: “The pop-up maker space within #hellodigital over the next week will allow visitors to learn more about emerging technologies and gain first-hand experience and knowledge on various topics. It’s an ideal platform to try out the newest digital making tools.

“We aim to bring new technologies and innovative resources to people from all backgrounds and industries, to provide them with the tools they need to feel empowered to achieve. Whether you are a novice in your field or an expert looking for a tailor-made product solution, our approach to innovation will allow us to guide you every step of the way.”

April Conroy, #hellodigital project manager, added: “We are delighted to be working with MAKLab on this project. Whether you’re a doctor, fashion designer, architect, or simply interested in revolutionary technologies, there will be something for everyone during the ‘Digital Making Showcase Week.”

“#hellodigital is all about bringing individuals, businesses, communities and experts together to explore new ideas and innovations, emerging and disruptive technologies, and promoting digital technologies across Scotland’s key growth sectors. The centre provides a great opportunity to give the region’s businesses an insight into what technology can do.”

Monday, 27 June, will be kicking off with the seminar Future Craft: Digital Making and Modern Craft, where MAKLab will be demonstrating 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and CNC milling among other processes which are applied in the creative industries.

To find out more about the other seminars during the ‘Digital Making Showcase Week’, and to sign up, see

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