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Find technology opportunities and partners in Scotland

From radar and the ATM, to television and the toaster, Scotland has always been at the forefront of technical and engineering innovation. These days, we’re engineering software rather than steam engines, and our companies are developing high tech solutions to global issues like wireless communication, big data analysis, IoT connectivity and dementia care.

No matter where you are in the world, Scottish technology is helping change the way we work, play and connect with each other.

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Trading with Scotland doesn't have to be difficult.

Scotland's skilled workforce, strong tech cluster and excellent innovation infrastructure make us the ideal partner for technology projects. Our trade specialists are here to answer your questions about doing business with Scottish companies and put you in contact with the right people.

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We are committed to taking new products developed in Scotland to an international audience. The future is definitely tech, and Scotland is ideally placed to be a strong player in this fast-paced and innovative sector.

International sector head for SDI - Mark Newlands

Key areas of expertise

Scotland is home to over 1,000 innovative companies covering all areas of tech, but we have particular expertise in:

  • Data analytics
  • Software
  • Sensors
  • Digital technology
  • Digital health
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

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Scotland's top tech stars

We have lots of forward-thinking companies that are making a big impact on the global tech industry. Find out about some of the companies that are shaking up the tech world.

10 Scottish tech companies to watch

Meet some of our tech companies

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How pureLifi is redefining technology

31/05/2017

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Inside the Skyscanner office

Skyscanner takes off to become a world leader

22/09/2016

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Stream Technologies: well connected to the IoT

19/10/2016

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MindMate team - Patrick Renner, Rogelio Arellano and Susanne Mitschke

MindMate: changing the way people age

17/01/2017

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Chris Dorman of Coherent Scotland

Coherent Scotland is laser focused on success

03/08/2016

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Are you a Scottish tech company looking to export?

Scottish Enterprise can offer free international trade advice and support for your business.

Whether you're just starting out in new markets or already growing your business abroad, Scottish Enterprise can help you through every step of the exporting process, from researching markets and attending trade shows to adapting your offering for export and finding the best routes to market.

We connect you to the right people and resources to help your business thrive.


International sector head - Mark Newlands

We have offices in around 20 countries, staffed by teams who can talk you through Scotland’s expertise, services and products and can put you in contact with the right partners.

Send us a few details about your project and a specialist from your region or sector will get back to you.

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