Edinburgh’s digital tech scene is thriving offering invaluable knowledge to local startups, scale-ups and spin-outs. It is also home to CivTech, the Scotland-wide initiative, helping startups engage with, and solve, public sector challenges.
Edinburgh is a hotbed of scientific discovery and technological progress. The city’s four universities, two colleges, and other research institutes have world-leading capabilities in disciplines include medical science, animal bioscience, software, electronics, and energy.
Edinburgh’s expertise in scientific discovery and technological innovation has led multiple blue-chip companies to situate research facilities in the city, including the American e-commerce company Amazon, the Italian aerospace company Leonardo, and the Australian financial services company Computershare.
A world-class academic offering and bold data-driven agenda lie at the heart of modern Edinburgh’s regional economy. The city has grown 12.5 per cent in the past ten years, excels in data science, cyber security, robotics and stem cell research, and enjoys one of the highest rates of successful business start-ups in the UK.