Opening doors to partners and suppliers

We can introduce you to the right people, at the right time

Once you’re in Scotland, we’ll continue to promote your business capabilities to strengthen value chains and to fill identified gaps. 

We support the building of partnerships and collaborations and our connections provide a powerful business network. With access to both the private and public sector, and to supply chain companies, we can help you make the right connections for your business to flourish in Scotland. 

Engage with potential partners and encourage business growth as you network at one of our dynamic, tailored events.

Dedicated innovation centres allow collaborations between universities, businesses and research institutes, powering Scotland’s commitment to invention and discovery in our key economic sectors. 

Through collaborative working and real-life business insight, we’re committed to supporting international investment in a globally-competitive Scottish business environment.

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Our public and private sector contacts are part of Team Scotland.

We’re connected, so you’re connected too

Our public and private sector contacts can give you the best of both worlds

From the Scottish Government to DIT, academic bodies, industry organisations and some of the world’s leading universities – we have the connections to help your business settle and grow in Scotland.

Our joined up approach will help your company transition seamlessly to Scotland, offering a powerful support network that can assist at every turn. Together we can provide:

  • Targeted awareness of key business sectors and sub-sectors
  • Customer-focused solutions to meet your growth needs
  • Intelligence to develop a globally-competitive business environment
  • Powerful contacts through our GlobalScot network and overseas trade missions
  • International business strategy developed in collaboration with our wide range of global partners

These innovation centres provide ideal breeding grounds for business and academia to collaborate.

Paul Lewis, interim chief executive, Scottish Enterprise

Transformational collaboration

Creating sustainable and internationally ambitious communities to boost innovation

Scotland’s innovation centres support ambitious businesses to develop advanced products for the global marketplace. They establish and transform collaborations among universities, businesses, research institutes and others to enhance innovation in and across Scotland’s key economic sectors.

A total of £110 million has been committed for the innovation centre programme up to 2018. There are currently 8 centres in Scotland:

Find the perfect partners in Scotland

Search for companies in your sector with a particular capability

If you're looking to set up in Scotland there's a host of companies in the supply chain you can partner with to get your products and services to market more efficiently and effectively.

Search our directories to find suitable partners from across some of Scotland's key sectors:

One of Scottish Enterprise's events is Scotland's Technology Show

Business events

Access high value information and relevant contacts that can lead to business growth

Scottish Enterprise and its partners run various events where you can engage with other businesses around a specific objective. These events can help you:

  • Engage with new and existing customers around specific business opportunities or challenges
  • Build awareness and skills in relation to specific business themes
  • Share best practice
  • Network

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Talk to us about doing business in Scotland.

Our global staff can help you find the right finance and other support to help you establish your business in Scotland.

Whether you're ready to invest or just want to chat about a potential project, we're here to help.

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