Advanced engineering in Scotland
The ability to meet challenges through a combination of innovation, invention, academic excellence and a commitment to entrepreneurship are the hallmarks of Scotland's advanced engineering strengths.
Scotland has a proud tradtion of advanced engineering with Scottish talent having a massive impact on shipbuilding, infrastructure and other complex industries.
Today that heritage is reflected in Scotland's innovative work in providing advanced engineering solutions to the challenges of climate change and energy efficiency.
Scotland's industrial impact has been felt around the world with icons like Andrew Carnegie and Thomas Blake Glover spreading Scotland's reputation for innovation around the world.
The Scottish education system - one in five graduates has technological expertise - contributes invention, innovation and entrepreneurship to a world class engineering location.
Aerospace, offshore/marine, energy, defence and electronics are among the industries where Scotland's skilled workforce excels.
Recognising the advantages of investing in Scotland, global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Doosan Power Systems, Mitsibushi and Selex Galileo have established bases here. They join Scottish companies including Wood Group, Clyde Blowers, Aggreko, Wolfson Microelectronics and Cairn Energy.
These companies have helped create a culture that promotes excellence across all areas of advanced engineering.
Recognising these strengths the Scottish Governement has establish an infrastructure of support that aims to to enhance Scotland's reputation for producing solutions to engineering challenges.
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