Edinburgh’s rich cultural heritage and unicorn businesses have turned it into a hub for entrepreneurial tech businesses – so it’s no wonder that it won 2016’s entrepreneurial city of the year award.
The Scottish capital has a strong tech community, with plenty of opportunities for networking and collaboration. Find out about the working spaces, meetups and events that can bring you into contact with the movers and shakers of the Scottish tech industry.
Edinburgh’s tech incubators and co-working spaces
CodeBase digital tech hub
CodeBase is the largest technology incubator in the UK and one of the fastest growing in Europe. It provides affordable office space, services and community support for technology companies.
Located near the University of Edinburgh and currently housing over 60 start-ups, this office is perfect for companies looking to work with the up-and-coming technology companies that are already there.
Find out more on the CodeBase website
Creative Exchange is a collaborative business space for creative and digital innovation.
Find out more on the Creative Exchange website
The Edinburgh BioQuarter is a leading European destination for medical research. It's home to a number of companies and organisations that specialise in data analysis and informatics, including:
- The Farr Institute - supports health informatics research
- The Usher Institute - specialises in population health sciences and informatics
- Fios Genomics - provides a range of bioinformatics data analysis services for the pharma sector, contract research organisations and academia
- Pharmatics - develops machine learning algorithms and intelligent software for precision medicine and healthcare
- The Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland - helps researchers get access to administrative data for social and economic research
Find out more on the Edinburgh BioQuarter website
Techcube offers a co-working and hot-desking space to tech start-ups, bringing them together in a collaborative environment.
Find out more on the Techcube website
Edinburgh’s tech community networks
Edinburgh OpenCoffee Club
The OpenCoffee Club, which is hosted by CodeBase, provides an informal meeting place for investors and entrepreneurs to meet up.
Find out more on the Edinburgh OpenCoffee Club website
Product Forge connects its partners to early-stage technology entrepreneurs and designers who want to tackle society’s hardest challenges. It hosts regular meetups and hackathons.
Find out more on the Product Forge website
Product Tank Edinburgh
Product Tank Edinburgh is a monthly meetup that covers product design, development, management and marketing, featuring talks on building great web and mobile products.
Find out more on the Product Tank Edinburgh website
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