"Scotland is recognised to be world-leading in terms of innovation and enterprise."
Bob Keiller, Wood Group CEO
Scotland's 19 higher education institutes work with over 26,000 companies every year to turn R&D into new products.
In 2012, Scotland was the top ranked UK region for foreign direct investment outside London.
(Ernst & Young's 2013 UK Attractiveness Survey)
A strong reputation
Ranked 15th in 2012's Anholt–GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, our international reputation outstrips many similar-sized nations.
(Anholt–GfK Roper Nation Brands Index)
Scotland has more business angel investment per head of population than any other country in Europe.
(Mobius Life Sciences UK Life Science Start-up report 2012)
Five Scottish universities feature in the world's top 200 - outperforming most similar-sized countries.
(Times Higher Education World University Ranking Index 2013)
At the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow, Lena Wilson, CEO of Scottish Enterprise, celebrated Scotland's continued impact on the world stage.
Scotland's trading traditions
Scotland’s strengths in attracting investment lie in our natural resources, entrepreneurialism and, of course, our people.
From clinical research to commercialisation, consider Scotland your home from home to do business in Europe and beyond.
With investment in North Sea's oil and gas at a 30-year high now's the time to tap Scotland's global skills and expertise.
Scotland is making history and already home to some groundbreaking renewables projects. Be part of it.
Excellent staff, competitive costs and a modern infrastructure make Scotland the natural location for business services and BPO companies.
Invest in Scotland to get direct access to a pool of talented graduates in technology and engineering.
Our great workforce and fantastic business environment combine to make investing in Scotland the perfect choice for financial services firms.
With exports of £4.5 billion a year, Scotland's chemical sciences sector is thriving. We can help you invest.
Scotland's textiles sector has a proud heritage and an enduring place on the world's fashion stage.
Our commitment to innovation includes funding, tax incentives and collaborations with Scotland's world-leading university sector
Innovation in Scotland