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Invest in Scotland with our help

We work with partners such as Department for International Trade (DIT), our GlobalScot network and local industry partners to help improve trade links between Scotland and South Korea.

  • Key investment opportunities in Scotland
  • Market research
  • Financial, skills and training support
  • Research and development programmes
  • Partnering and collaboration opportunities
  • Government, industry and academic contacts
  • Visits to Scotland
  • Setting up in Scotland


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

We encourage Korean companies to partner in Scotland across many business sectors, while providing ongoing support to our existing Korean partners in Scotland.

We can provide international companies with the latest information on Scotland’s economy and our world leading products and technologies and help facilitate introductions with leading Scottish companies in their sector.

There's been a Scotland-Korea BioAlliance in place now for over a decade and, as a result, a number of Scottish biotech companies and institutions have successful, ongoing collaborations with Korean partners.

Scottish companies based in South Korea include RBS, Standard Life, Diageo, The Edrington Group, William Grant & Sons and Glenlivet.

Scottish CROs (Contract Research Organisations) such as Aptuit, Charles River, Equateq, Scottish Biomedical and Vitrology have active relationships with Korean pharmaceutical companies.

Korean company, Doosan Babcock is a key investor in Scotland.