Company investment opportunities

There's never been a better time to invest in Scotland. People want to live here and businesses are thriving here. We've built on our heritage of innovation, lowered our business rates to be the best in the UK and created a dedicated government team to support investors like you.

Scotland - where ideas become legend

Find your next investment opportunity within a strong pipeline of scaling businesses in Scotland. These companies will accelerate the development and delivery of new and emerging low carbon technologies while contributing towards the transition to net zero.

With valuable business opportunities and attractive investment returns, Scotland has the perfect blend of talent, financial resources and a values-driven agenda.

Benefit from Scotland’s extensive toolkit of investor-friendly financial policies that encourages growth and investment, alongside a thriving ecosystem that supports innovation and idea-sharing.

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Scotland: Where Ideas Become Legend

Find your next company investment

Low carbon transition

Scotland’s commitment to be net zero by 2045 is backed by a clear and ambitious legislative framework. In Scotland, there are opportunities for capital investment in clean technologies including:

  • Low carbon transportation
  • Heat decarbonisation
  • Carbon capture
  • Hydrogen
  • Emerging energy generation technologies

Scotland is on the cusp of a climate tech revolution with Scottish companies developing new tech that can help meet the challenge of global climate change.

Scotland's emerging climate technologies

Life sciences

Scotland’s life sciences industry has seen a 10% year on year growth since 2010. Some of the largest global life sciences companies have a presence in Scotland.

Drug discovery, biotechnology and diagnostics top Scotland's investment portfolio with over 20% of new capital going into life sciences.

High value manufacturing

Scotland’s manufacturing businesses are embracing innovation and moving into markets that are increasingly advanced and high value.

Major growth sectors in Scotland include medicines, low carbon transport, chemical industries, space and satellites, healthtech and food and drink innovation.


The digital sector in Scotland is forecast to grow at twice the rate of the rest of the economy and for every £1 of risk capital invested in the tech sector it generates £6 for the economy.

Significant areas of growth within this sector include fintech, software development, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), digital health, sensors and connectivity.

Explore Scotland's high-growth industries

Want to find out more about company investment opportunities in Scotland? We’re keen to hear from any companies and/or project sponsors with proposals and opportunities that are reaching an advanced stage in their due diligence and business case preparation.

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Project investment opportunities

Looking for investment projects that will deliver a sustainable future and strong commercial returns? There's never been a better time to invest in Scotland.

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Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information in these pages is accurate, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International does not accept any liability for errors, omissions or misleading statements. And no warranty is given, or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Investors will need to undertake their own due diligence in conjunction with individual project promoters/sponsors in relation to the detailed project investment opportunities presented.