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Glasgow’s transformation from an industrial powerhouse to a leading digital technology cluster is highlighted by the development of dedicated tech spaces like Rookie Oven and Tontine House, which provide a home to a new breed of digital tech start-ups.

Clyde waterfront at night

Glasgow’s tech incubators and co-working spaces

Creative Clyde

Creative Clyde is a flourishing community for media, technology and creatively-minded businesses. If you locate your business here, your neighbours will include:

  • BBC Scotland
  • STV
  • Capital Radio
  • BIP Solutions
  • SECC
  • Film City Scotland
  • Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio

Businesses based in the Creative Clyde waterfront area of Glasgow are able to claim 100% business tax rate relief because it is one of four enterprise areas across Scotland.

Find out more on the Creative Clyde website

Hillington Park Innovation Centre (HIPC)

The HPIC is one of the leading innovation centres in the UK. With 190 companies locating their businesses in the centre over the last 12 years, HPIC has helped grow a number of Scotland’s leading technology companies.

Find out more on the HIPC website


The innovo building offers new grade 'A' offices in the heart of Glasgow city centre. It's one of Scotland's most sustainable office buildings, with an EPC rating of 'A'. It has attracted a cluster of companies from the low-carbon energy and technology sector as well as enabling industries.

Find out more on the inovo website

Rookie Oven

Rookie Oven offers co-working space to the tech community in Glasgow.

Find out more on the Rookie Oven website

Technology & Innovation Centre

The Technology & Innovation Centre brings together academics from the University of Strathclyde and across the university sector to work with industry partners. It houses specialist, shared and flexible laboratory facilities where industry can work with researchers.

Find out more on the Technology & Innovation Centre website

Tontine House

Tontine is a high-tech growth space for aspiring young businesses. It focuses on businesses working within enabling technologies, advanced design and manufacturing and the creative economy.

Find out more on the Tontine House website

Glasgow’s tech community networks

Rookie Oven

Rookie Oven’s monthly meetups allow the local tech start-up community to get together in a relaxed environment.

Find out more on the Rookie Oven website

TechMeetup Glasgow

TechMeetup offers a chance for Scotland’s tech community to meet up with like-minded people and learn from each other.

Find out more on the TechMeetup Glasgow website

Check out other tech locations in Scotland