In 2014, Scotland was the top ranked UK region for foreign direct investment outside London.
(Ernst & Young's 2015 UK Attractiveness Survey
Scotland's 19 higher education institutes work with over 26,000 companies every year to turn R&D into new products.
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