Latest business news and features from Scotland

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Ad firm Blis rates Scotland for R&D

Find out why Blis, an international advertising tech firm, is opening an R&D hub in Scotland.

Scotland hails a record year for FDI

The latest EY attractiveness survey results show Scotland is the top choice for inward investment outside London. Here's why global companies are choosing us for their project.

KultraLab eyes Edinburgh for new hub

Find out why innovative behavioural science and technology company KultraLab has chosen Scotland's capital as the place to grow.

Inward investment boost for Scotland

New figures announced by Ivan McKee, Scottish Business Minister, show that Scotland's values-driven approach to inward investment is paying off.

World FDI Forum Comes to Scotland

Edinburgh hosted the 2022 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The event provided opportunities to network and learn about FDI. It also showcased Scotland as an outstanding investment target.

Agile Analog chooses Scotland

The innovative company specialising in analog IP building blocks has chosen Edinburgh for its engineering hub as it gears up for global growth. Here's how we supported its move.

Next-generation manufacturing at AGIC

Arrol Gibb Innovation Campus (AGIC) is Scotland's new manufacturing centre of excellence. It'll provide skill sharing opportunities and powerful capabilities in digital and large-scale manufacturing, composites, and robotics. 

Opportunities for green investment

Scotland is the ideal test ground for innovative low-carbon technologies and green solutions. Explore our green opportunities for investors and businesses.

Integrated digital health solutions

Glasgow-based life science company IDCP Scotland is aiming to become an R&D hub for digital medical technologies.

Capital investment opportunities

Find out why Scotland is a prime destination for private capital investment in areas such as digital, low carbon transition, health and life sciences.

Scottish trade and exports

Our interim Managing Director, Neil Francis shares his outlook for Scottish exports and the support available to international buyers.

Sustainable Scottish drinks

Learn about the latest sustainable practices in the Scottish beverage sector featuring Rock Rose Gin, Tennent’s Lager, Black Isle Brewing, Laphroaig, Glengoyne, Arbikie and more. 

Scotland's offshore wind potential

Mark Hallan, our Director of Global Investment, explains the opportunities ahead for international investors in Scotland's offshore wind supply chain.

5th Industrial Revolution

Wind, sea and the right chemistry... why Scotland is poised to play a significant role in Europe's sustainable energy production to help tackle climate change.

Diagnostic testing solutions

Scotland's life sciences companies are developing innovative Covid-19 testing and supply chain solutions in response to the global pandemic. Here are eight examples of how our thriving life sciences sector is supporting international efforts.

Working together for change

"We are racing against time, not each other..." Learn how Scotland is supporting our partners in the Asian Pacific region through the energy transition.

Digital health's rising stars

Scotland’s expertise in turning health data into clinical insights is far-reaching. Here are 15 Scottish digital health and wellness tech companies to watch.

Drug discovery and clinical trials

How the life sciences community in Scotland is mobilising and responding to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 environment.

Australian tech firm chooses Scotland

Bigtincan, a leading global provider of sales automation software solutions, has chosen Scotland as the strategic location to grow its international operations.

Wellbeing and work-life balance

Scotland is the best place to live and set up your business. The place to enjoy an excellent quality of life, low cost of living, a creative and collaborative business culture. A progressive country that's equal, tolerant and inclusive and feels like home.

Why tech companies choose Scotland

Find out why Scotland's growing reputation as a digital and analytics hub is making it an attractive place to do business for innovative tech companies from across the globe.

Global low-carbon investments

Mark Hallan, our director of global investment, shares Scotland’s latest investments and discusses how the country is shaping a greener future for all.

A global green energy partnership

Scottish Enterprise and Japan’s Marubeni Corporation have signed a partnership agreement that will see them working together to explore opportunities in offshore wind and green hydrogen.

DSM project to cut methane emissions

A ground-breaking cattle feed additive developed by Royal DSM that cuts methane emissions from cattle by at least 30% will be globally manufactured in Scotland.

Investing in a low carbon future

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe is creating a heat pump centre of excellence in Scotland. Discover how a 'smart factory' can help develop the next generation of this technology. 

Vertical farming innovation

Got an appetite for real change? Scottish agritech business, IGS has developed innovative vertical farming technology to deliver organic, reliable and sustainable food production globally.

Renewable energy skills

Jim Brown, Director of ESP, shares his thoughts on how Scotland is reshaping its energy skills landscape to meet challenges and opportunities, across the UK and globally. 

Power behind the pictures

Graham Hatton, shines the spotlight on the deep seam of technical, software and IT skills at the heart of Scotland's thriving film, TV and media tech scene. 

Why French companies love Scotland

Find out why French companies are increasingly looking to Scotland for fast, sustainable growth in technology, life sciences, energy, food and drink industries.

Global launches Scotland tech hub

Global, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups, is opening a tech hub in Glasgow. It is taking advantage of Scotland’s outstanding digital talent and creating 30 jobs.

Scotland's heat pump technology

Dave Pearson, Group Sustainable Development Director at Star Refrigeration shares the challenges and opportunities for heat pump technology to green the economy.

Repurposing plastics in Fife

Discover why innovative plastics recycling firm Yes Recycling chooses Scotland as the location for its new state-of-the-art facility.

Solutions to decarbonising heat

Doreen Reid, our Low Carbon Energy Transition Specialist outlines Scotland’s approach, the challenges and opportunities, to decarbonising heat.

A net zero UK oil and gas industry it possible by 2050? David Rennie, our Global Head of Energy explores the challenges and benefits of this transition.

Support for energy transition

Looking for the right location to set up and grow a sustainable business? Need suppliers or partners for your energy transition project? We can help.

Aberdeen's tech scene

In the race towards net zero, Aberdeen and the north-east of Scotland have clear advantages - a diverse and buzzing tech scene that extends beyond the energy industry.

Great British Lift Off space podcast

Podcast series 3: Interviews with astronauts, space data scientists and satellite experts unveil the incredible innovation going on in Scotland and the UK.

Dundee's digital legacy

Find out what's happening in Dundee's tech scene and why it's a magnet for international tech investors.

Industry-wide regtech solutions

Looking for tech solutions to help your business meet regulation requirements? We can introduce you to Scotland’s regtech community for innovative and tailored solutions.

EY attractiveness survey 2021

EY have published their latest attractiveness survey. Get all the highlights from the Scotland report here. 

Emerging climate technologies

Scotland is on the cusp of a climate tech revolution with Scottish companies developing new tech that can help meet the challenge of global climate change.

Space collaboration takes off

Learn how AAC Clyde Space worked with the University of Strathclyde to research and develop a network of satellites. 

A global renewables business

Professor Martin Tangney OBE, Founder and President of Celtic Renewables, explains how the Scottish biotech turns whisky by-products into sustainable chemical products with uses worldwide.

Latest investments and green recovery

Director of Global Investment, Mark Hallan, explains why international companies are drawn to Scotland’s shores.

Transforming healthcare systems

Find out why LumiraDX chose Scotland to develop, manufacture and export the next generation of point-of-care test systems.

Sustainable transport innovation

With ambition to be a world-leading location for net zero tech and transport decarbonisation, Scotland's a big draw for investors in the mobility tech sector. Arcola and SWARCO are among first tenants at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc.

Scotland and UNICEF collaboration

Scotland is working with UNICEF to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children across the globe. Find out how data science is being used to achieve great results. 

Glasgow's tech scene

Discover what makes Glasgow stand out as a top UK investment location for multinationals and tech startups wanting to grow.

Scotland's quantum revolution

Did you know Scotland is home to world-leading quantum experts within our universities and business community? Find out why global investors are choosing to invest here.

Scotland the right choice for fintech

How Pinsent Masons has supported the rapid growth of fintech in Scotland, working with both established businesses and startups.

TranSwap expands into Scotland

TranSwap, the cross-border payment platform headquartered in Singapore is setting up a fintech R&D centre in Edinburgh to continue its international growth. See how we helped.

Advances in ultrasonic engineering

Learn about the diverse applications of ultrasound technology and the cutting edge developments taking place at Glasgow's research centres, from healthcare to industrial processing.

Scotland's robust FDI performance

Scotland remains an attractive location for investors. Learn how we're supporting international companies to locate and grow in Scotland, and why you should too, as we transition towards a greener, net zero country for all.

Cyber skills for your business

Want to find cyber skills and tech talent to grow your business? Inward investment specialist, Andy Vaughan shines the spotlight on Scotland's tech and cyber ecosystem.

Digital skills support

Discover how Scotland’s digital talent is benefiting businesses around the world and how Skills Development Scotland can help you access that talent.

Covid-19 updates and support

We’ll help you find the latest coronavirus information and guidance to support your business or operations in Scotland.

Scotland's place in Europe

What does UK-EU trade deal mean for your investment and trade with Scotland? Scotland’s deep and longstanding connections with Europe remain. 

New depths: Scotland's subsea robots

How Scottish tech firms and research centres are using artificial intelligence (AI) to solve underwater challenges in offshore industries.

Research for a sustainable future

Researchers at University of Glasgow’s Centre for Sustainable Solutions are developing new technologies and methods to help achieve ambitious net zero targets. 

Hydrogen energy future

Could hydrogen be the key to Scotland achieving net zero? Scotland's hydrogen, energy and low carbon specialists, Dave Holman and Meinolf Otto share their thoughts.

Innovators in diabetes management

Scotland is a world leader in helping diabetics manage their condition. We have companies involved in every area of diabetes management, pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

AI solutions for a better world

Edinburgh startup, Space Intelligence is making huge steps in tackling the climate crisis by applying advanced satellite analysis to land management. 

Hydrogen energy projects in Scotland

Discover world-first hydrogen projects happening in Scotland right now, helping to decarbonise transport systems and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet.

Thermo Fisher expansion plans

Thermo Fisher Scientific is expanding its manufacturing capacity in Perth, Scotland to meet future global demands for Covid-19 testing and sample collection, creating 200 new jobs.

Women in engineering - Dr Hina Khan

"Space - it's all I ever wanted to do." Dr Hina Khan, senior project manager for Spire Global UK based in Glasgow, shares her insight into what it's like to live and breathe the space industry in Scotland.

Space data capital of Europe

Dr Murray Collins, space lead at the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh highlights some of the end-to-end capabilities of Scotland’s space data capital.

Bringing space data down to Earth

Daniel Smith, founder of AstroAgency gives you a guided tour of the Scotland's thriving space tech sector and its benefits to businesses.

Gore's golden era in Scotland

Jeff Fyfe, Global Space Lead at W.L. Gore & Associates marks the company's 50 years in Scotland, sharing its adventures in space, his passion for Scotland and curiosity for exploring innovative tech solutions to improve people's lives.

The rise of Scotland's space industry

Scotland's space industry's ambition for £4 billion growth trajectory includes data solutions to tackle climate change.

Scotland's Secret Space Race

Podcast series 2: Interviews with politicians, astronauts, space scientists and satellite experts to unveil the incredible innovation going on in Scotland.

Why Rasa chose Edinburgh

From Silicon Valley to the ‘data capital of Europe’, read about Rasa’s ambition for its new technology hub in Edinburgh and talent to match.

Edinburgh: Space Data Capital

Podcast series 1: From satellite data to space robots, experts from across Scotland reveal why Edinburgh is on course to become the space data capital of Europe.

Scots agritech is cream of the crop

How Scotland is harnessing technology, data and intelligence to help reduce the use of pesticides, reduce CO2 emissions and improve efficiency and yields.

Scotland's data-driven innovation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has won a bid to power Europe’s first regional data innovation centre, taking Edinburgh one step closer to becoming the data capital of Europe.

Why Modulr chose Edinburgh

The decision behind Modulr's move to Edinburgh's fintech cluster and how it's overcome challenges in scaling the business. An interview with Chris Brooks, Chief Financial Officer.

The fight against plastic pollution

Single-use plastics are wreaking havoc on our marine ecosystems. Scottish biotech firm, CuanTec has a unique solution that's kinder to our environment.

'World's first' assisted living lab

A new lab facility launching at the UK’s National Robotarium in Edinburgh is set to revolutionise the way we deliver assisted living care in the community.

Trustpilot launches global R&D hub

Scotland’s growing tech sector attracts key investment to develop cutting-edge technology.

Data skills to match your needs

Scotland provides easy access to a growing talent pool of data science skills that makes it the location of choice for tech companies looking to set up and grow.

A day in the life of an investor

From risk management to mountain biking, Vida Rudkin, managing director at Morgan Stanley, Glasgow, offers us an insight into what it’s like to live and work in Scotland in more normal times.

Space tech innovation in Scotland

More than 130 companies are shaping Scotland’s global reputation as a world-leader in space technology. Here's a sample of those startups to watch.

Fintech response to Covid-19

How Scotland’s innovative fintech firms have mobilised and responded to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 environment.

Fintech excellence in Scotland

With over 130 fintech companies Scotland is home to a dynamic ecosystem. Here are 13 Scottish fintechs leading the way in cyber security, artificial intelligence, platforms, blockchain, personal finance and regtech.

Education technology solutions

With a shift towards digital and distance learning and growing demand for innovative tech solutions in education, Scotland is ready. Here are 9 Scottish edtech companies to watch.

Edinburgh's thriving tech scene

An interview with Nigel Eccles, co-founder and CEO of FanDuel on what makes Edinburgh the ideal place for ambitious startups. 

Scotland's IoT network

Insights from tech company Boston Networks and its leading role in creating the UK's most advanced IoT network of its kind, right here in Scotland.

Redefining city centre regeneration

Edinburgh St James will become a blueprint for how historic city centres work flexibly with partners to create inspiring, attractive and contemporary places for people to live, shop and play. 

11 future technologies

Scotland's long tradition of tech innovation is stronger than ever, making it the place to be to do great things digitally. 

Boeing lands in Scotland

New alliance with Scotland will develop supply chain and create jobs.

Celestia touches down in Scotland

Satellite company Celestia Technologies Group comes to Scotland creating 18 new jobs.

Opportunities in low carbon heat

The challenges and opportunities ahead for Scotland in the low carbon heat sector.

Scotland is building a greener future

Get the latest on Scotland's smart cities, green buildings and climate changes solutions.

How space data can protect the planet

The story of space technology developed by Ecometrica in Edinburgh that’s helping to protect and restore tropical rainforests.

pureLiFi's smart tech solution

Scottish company pureLiFi is redefining technology with a new method of wireless communication that will change how we access the internet.

Scotland's data ecosystem

Scotland is now the place to do great things with data. An environment bursting with innovation, a well-connected community, digital tech skills on tap, a future-proofed workforce, and competitive locations for startups.  

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