Thinking about where to take your tech business next?

For a greener, sustainable return on investment, Scotland has the perfect blend of innovation, talent, industry expertise, quality of life and supportive business environment to help your business prosper.

Think you know Scotland?

Think again. Data, digital and tech companies all over Scotland are reshaping the future. From satellite technology tackling climate change, a globally recognised top fintech hub driving inclusive and ethical finance to artificial intelligence helping doctors to monitor patient health...Scotland is the location of choice for tech companies looking to set up and grow.

Watch our video to find out more.

 

Scotland's winning formula

for your next big technology, digital and data project

Talent

Scotland has 93,500 digital technology employees and turns out 15,000 graduates in digital disciplines each year.

Cost savings

Scotland has one of the lowest tax rates in Europe and up to 40% lower property and salary costs compared to London, Paris or Berlin.

Opportunities

Scotland has thriving financial, energy and healthcare sectors, providing your gateway to major European markets.

One-to-one support

All the help you need to set up in Scotland

We're Scottish Development International, Scotland's trade and inward investment agency, ready to help you access:

  • Talent and skills you need to grow your business
  • Financial support for your next big project
  • Connections to academia, suppliers and partners 
  • Property searches and professional advice
  • Market insight and guidance on the best opportunities
  • Ongoing training and staff development

Everything you need to grow your business and thrive in Scotland. 

More on ways we can support your business

 

Get in touch with our team

With a network of 30 international offices, you'll find a local Scottish Development International contact who can help you do business with Scotland. Whether that’s supporting your investment in Scotland, or helping you partner with Scottish companies.

We can also offer long-term support for your company through our dedicated account management service.

Find your local office

Call +44 300 013 2734

Scotland's data ecosystem

Scotland’s ambitious 10-year Data-Driven Innovation programme will work with partners in government, industry, and educational institutions to make Scotland the No.1 location of choice for data science startups and data science companies.

The place to do great things with data

Ed Broussard, co-founder of Mudano - Photo by VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Source the right talent for your business 

Wondering how to secure the right data science and engineering talent to grow your business overseas? 

Scotland has data science skills on tap – a future-proof workforce, making it the perfect home for companies like yours.  

Find data science skills to match your needs

Cost of living in Scotland

Scotland is a great place to locate your tech business - it's less expensive to live and work in Scotland than cities like London, Zurich, Paris and Dublin.

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A family enjoy some of the Edinburgh sight - Photo credit: VisitScotland / Peter Dibdin

Latest updates from Scotland

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.

Top choice for FDI outside London

Scotland remains a prime location for international companies considering foreign investment and expansion amid global challenges, according to EY survey.

Scotland's IOT network

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

Your guide to setting up in Scotland (PDF, 1MB)

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