We will connect you with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
Access to skills
Scotland has the highest concentration of Universities in Europe, all recognised as producing ‘world-leading’ research
A country of innovation
Scotland ranks higher than any of the G8 nations for numbers of academic citations relative to expenditure on R&D
Low set-up costs
It's up to 40% more cost effective to locate in Scotland than in other parts of the UK.
Financial Times, FDI Benchmark Tool 2015
Easy access to markets
Scotland has excellent transport links, with five international airports - including Europe's best airport - serving over 150 destinations
Get started quickly
It can take only 24 hours to register a company here, and typically two weeks to get an enterprise up and running
The latest EY Attractiveness Survey shows Scotland attracted 122 FDI projects in 2016 to remain the UK's most attractive region for inward investment outside London
EY Attractiveness Survey 2017
"The University of Edinburgh is an attractive partner for Intel due to the international excellence in its research capabilities, its staff and strong connections with other institutions such as ATI".
Find out why Intel chose a Scottish partner
Businesses across a range of sectors choose to locate here to benefit from the opportunities a connected Scotland offers.
Skilled 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.
Scotland has a long history of excellence in aerospace and space technology, including satellite manufacturing.
With exports of £4.5 billion a year, Scotland's chemical sciences sector is thriving, and we're making great strides in high-value industrial biotechnology manufacturing too.
Home of the fastest selling computer game in history, Scotland provides a dynamic environment for the creative industries.
Our skilled workforce and secure business environment make investing in Scotland the perfect choice for financial services firms.
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 already home to some groundbreaking renewables projects. Make your company part of it.
Scotland's textiles sector has a proud heritage and an enduring place on the world's fashion stage.
Scotland has it all. Our lively cities, history, stunning scenery and coastline attract visitors from all around the world.
Whether you're looking for innovation or tradition, you'll find Scotland a very rewarding country to do business with.
With 19 Higher Education institutes, Scotland has the highest concentration of universities in Europe.
By finding trade partners in Scotland you'll have access to skills, expertise and technology that help drive the global oil & gas industry.
Across wind, wave and tidal power, we can help you find unbeatable locations, suppliers and partnerships.
Textiles buyers can source the finest cashmere, tartans and tweeds for fashion or interiors, or pioneering performance and medical fabrics.