Science and technology companies in Scotland

Scottish companies are constantly pushing the boundaries of science and technology and how it can be used to create dynamic solutions across industry.

Did you know?

Scotland has an esteemed history of engineering and innovation with television, penicillin and radar being just a few examples of Scottish inventions that changed the world.

£3.5bn exports

Professional, scientific and technical activities are among Scotland’s top five international exports.

Fast-growing industry

Scotland's digital tech industry has one and half times faster growth than the rest of the economy.

15,000 graduates

Scotland’s annual number of graduates in digital technology fields.

Source: Scottish Economic Statistics, Scottish Enterprise February 2021

Some of the world’s greatest technological inventions began in Scotland

From the inventions of the television and telephone, to the development of ATMs and PIN numbers, to vast capabilities in blockchain and quantum technology – Scotland is no stranger to technological invention. For centuries it’s been pushing boundaries to develop technology-based solutions for the benefit of all; while the technology may change, that spirit remains.

Now, Scotland is leading the way in the development of new technologies that can be used to improve, evolve and expand existing solutions. This is specifically across the industries of health, creative and gaming, education and financial technology, pharmaceutical services and space.

Creative and games

Scotland is the place for games developers, digital media, film and TV production thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities, creative talent and boundless opportunities.

Digital health and care

Scottish digital health care and companies have the medical expertise, tech capabilities and innovative spirit to help you develop your digital health solution. 

Education technology

Scotland’s ed tech companies can help you transform the design and delivery of your education system and create world-class learning experiences for your students. 

Fintech

With solutions across lending, payments, crypto-currency and regulation, supported by world-class expertise in AI and machine learning, Scottish fintech can help you transform your customer-facing and back-office operations. 

Pharma services and biotech

Scotland has a history of drug discovery excellence and is home to over 150 pharma services and supply companies, including global leaders and young, innovative companies with cutting-edge technologies. 

Space tech

Scotland’s combination of manufacturing expertise, technological innovation and end-to-end capabilities make it uniquely able to harness the possibilities of space. 

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