How we can help

Support from Scottish Development International was a key component in our decision to build our new onshore LPO business in Glasgow.

Robert Glennie, NewGalexy

Helping you connect to success

We can give your company all the help you need to invest in Scotland.

That means working closely before, during and after your investment. We'll help you find the best location and staff, identify the best funding to support your project and connect with the best suppliers and partners.

Whatever your project, we're here to help.


Financial support in Scotland

We can help you find the right funding to support your project.

From funding to secure jobs to financial support for innovation and R&D, from venture capital, loans and equity funding to 16 designated Enterprise Areas - you'll find a supportive business environment in Scotland.

We want your project to make the most of Scotland's competitive advantage. That means making the most of our talented workforce, our innovative universities, our thriving business angel community and our low business costs.

So we'll develop a tailored package of financial support to help your investment in Scotland thrive.

Financial support for your investment

Setting up your business in Scotland

Setting up in Scotland

It's quick and efficient to set up your new project in Scotland.

That means your project will hit the ground running, allowing you to establish quick connections to talented workers, innovative academic projects and new markets.

And we can help. In fact our support is a key reason why 73% of inward investors choose to stay in Scotland.

Setting up


Connect with new markets

Our support doesn’t stop once you’re in Scotland

We'll offer support to identify the opportunities that will help your company continue to prosper in Scotland. 

Our connections with the rest of the UK, Europe and key global markets make Scotland the ideal location to do business from. 

And, with the help of Scotland's enterprise agencies, we can help your business continue to expand domestically and globally.

Edinburgh is now emerging as the largest technology hub outside London, and at the heart of that phenomenon is the university and its enterprise scene.

Grant Wheeler, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI)

Build connections in Scotland

Thriving industry clusters, collaborative universities and regular networking events make Scotland brilliantly connected for business.

By investing in Scotland, you'll become part of our well-connected business base. That includes industry clusters in digital technology, energy, financial services, life sciences and many other sectors.

And we'll help you connect with our universities, finding the partners you need to develop the new products and services that Scotland is famous for.

Discover a Scotland full of wonderful surprises.

International operations director - Neil Francis

With 42 offices in 20 countries, our knowledgeable staff can talk you through Scotland’s capabilities and the funding support that may be available to you.

SDI will help you with identifying premises and investment opportunities and access funding for employment creation, R&D and training programmes.

Tell us a bit about your business and a specialist from your region or sector will get back to you.

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