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ScotlandIS Digital Technology Cluster
ScotlandIS

Joanne Mills

Overview

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About us

We work with members and partners to support the wider digital transformation of business and society. Digital technologies underpin modern business and is critical to Scotland’s economic success. The digital technologies industry in Scotland employs over 70,000 people, offering a wide range of skills and professional services from niche specialised companies to global players. 

Our membership includes technology businesses across a wide range of sectors covering telecoms, software, IT services, infrastructure specialists and digital media companies, in addition to universities, the public sector, financial services, energy industries and specialist providers.

ScotlandIS works closely with Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland to underline the importance of the digital technologies industry to the Scottish economy.

ScotlandIS has been the driving force behind the development of the ICT and Digital Technologies Skills Investment Plan, published  by SDS and now in the early stage of delivery.  This aims to reinforce and improve all aspects of the skills pipeline, from the schools curriculum to work place skills development.  

In addition the team at ScotlandIS undertake industry specific research such as the annual Scottish Technology Industry Survey salary data and end market research.   They also lobby policy makers and government on industry issues, for example connectivity and infrastructure improvements, and are viewed as a trusted source of information, providing a strong industry voice.

We provide members with connections up, down and across the industry, relevant market intelligence and acts as a single voice to policy makers.  Ensuring a continuing supply of current and future skills is a major area of focus and ScotlandIS facilitates a range of groups or clusters including cyber, data, infrastructure, software engineering and Mobility as a Service.

We aim for Scotland to be internationally recognised as a highly attractive, competitive location for ambitious, innovative digital businesses, building, developing and delivering the products and services for today and for the future, with access to a highly skilled workforce, ample investment capital and world class infrastructure.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • On-the-job training
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 590
    Cluster Members
  • 550
    SME's
  • 24
    Large Companies
  • 16
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Karen Meechan
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Space - Digital transformation:Advanced or High performance computing - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Broadband, spectrum and other communication networks (e.g. 5G) - Digital transformation:Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks and low energy computing - Digital transformation:Cloud computing and software as a service and service architectures - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:E-Commerce & SMEs online - Digital transformation:e-Government (e.g. e-Procurement, open data & sharing of public sector information) - Digital transformation:e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing) - Digital transformation:e-Inclusion (e.g. e-Skills, e-Learning) - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities) - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization) - Digital transformation:New media & easier access to cultural contents (e.g. heritage) - Digital transformation:Quantum computing - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Location branding

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

On-the-job training - Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Qatar
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 15.04.2021
Scotland's first climate tech report highlights global opportunities