Investment opportunities in Scotland

Whether you’re looking to invest, relocate, partner or expand in Scotland, take a look at the big opportunities across our industry sectors that will give you the best return on your investment.

Chemical sciences

Scotland's chemical sciences and industrial biotech sectors deliver sustainable solutions to every-day challenges from protecting crops to advancing healthcare.

Creative industries

Scotland's buzzing creative community is rich in talent helping drive innovation in areas such as animation, gaming, film, mobile, screen and digital content.

Senior engineer, Stuart Simpson at work in the CENSIS IoT centre, Glasgow

Cyber security

Why Scotland is the smart and secure location for cyber security. From ethical hacking, monitoring and detection through to digital forensics, Scotland's expertise is second to none.

Financial services and fintech

Scotland is one of Europe's leading financial services and fintech centres and now internationally recognised as the UK's largest outside of London.

Food and drink

Scotland leads the way in Europe for food production, food manufacture, food and drink research and food technology.

Global business services

Scotland’s global business services offer a stable, highly-skilled workforce, competitive costs, supportive business environment and easy access to key markets.

Life sciences and biotech

Scotland one of the largest life sciences clusters in Europe with more than 770 life sciences organisations, employing more than 41,000 skilled workers.

View over Glasgow city centre rooftops looking to the north east of the city at dusk

Low carbon heat

Scotland is poised to rapidly scale up the expansion of its low carbon heat capacity and tech solutions. Explore opportunities for your business across heat pumps, heat networks to minewater geothermal.

Aberdeen Hydrogen heavy-duty vehicle

Low carbon transport

Learn about Scotland's sustainable decarbonised transport infrastructure and supply chain plans that are on track to meet its net zero emissions target by 2045.

Oil and gas

Scotland has a lot to offer investors across the oil and gas supply chain, from world-leading training facilities to innovative companies and expertise.

Aerial image taken at European Offshore Wind Development Centre, Aberdeen Bay.

Renewables and low carbon

Explore Scotland's renewables and low carbon opportunities backed by unrivalled support, a broad network of innovation, R&D and T&D facilities and financial incentives.

Trade & Investment Minister Ivan McKee with Dr Graeme Malcolm CEO and founder of M Squared Lasers in a lab

Software and IT

Setting up your software and IT business in Scotland gives you access to a dynamic and supportive ecosystem including the best tech talent and creative minds.

LEMUR2 satellite - image courtesy of Spire Global


Historically, the world looked to Scotland for our trains and ships – now, with our dynamic and growing space sector, it’s our satellites.

Presentation at the Data Lab, Edinburgh

Technology and engineering

Discover Scotland's technology and engineering strengths across software development, data science, digital health, sensors and smart technologies.


Scottish textiles have an outstanding track record on the international stage backed by a rich heritage, unrivalled creativity, innovation and collaboration.


Business and leisure tourism development in Scotland is booming and it's now easier than ever to invest, set up operations and grow thanks to our support.

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