Take advantage of our close connections to the best academic institutions, in Scotland and abroad. Scotland has 19 Higher Education institutes with the highest concentration of universities in Europe.
These Higher Education institutes work with over 26,000 companies every year to turn R&D into new products.
All of Scotland's universities have been recognised as producing world-leading research. 77 percent of all research in Scottish institutions has been graded as world-leading or internationally excellent.
A long history of innovation, discovery and invention and access to world-leading engineers and scientists has encouraged many companies to locate their R&D facilities in Scotland.