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Technology & Engineering

These resources have been selected to provide information on the Technology & Engineering industry in Scotland. Your local Business Gateway office can help you connect with other organisations and support networks to help you further your idea or business.

Scottish Engineering

Scottish Engineering supports Scotland's engineering and manufacturing industry with action, advice, and training.

Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS)

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) can help your manufacturing business plot a course to take advantage of new opportunities to increase productivity and boost competitiveness.

CENSIS (Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems

CENSIS is a centre of excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

DHI (Digital Health & Care Institute)

Our focus is creating person centred, innovative and digital, solutions that will have a positive impact on society.

OGIC (Oil & Gas Innovation Centre)

OGIC fosters, encourages and funds technology innovation. They connect oil and gas companies with new ideas to the world-class research expertise that exists within Scotland’s universities.

IBioIC (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)

Industrial biotechnology (IB) is an enabling technology that uses biological substances, systems and processes to produce materials, chemicals and energy.

Construction Scotland

Construction Scotland’s aims are to represent the industry on the big issues affecting the industry, to engage and coordinate action against the key priorities and issues which will lead to the successful growth and sustainability of the sector, and maximise its contribution to the wider Scottish economy.

Civil Engineering Contractors Association

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association is the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.

Institution of Civil Engineers

ICE supports civil engineers and technicians throughout their careers. They award professional qualifications that are the industry standard, lead the debates around infrastructure and the built environment and provide an unmatched level of training, knowledge and thinking.

Space Network Scotland

Space Network Scotland (SNS) launched in May 2014 to provide a focal point and a resource for Scotland's space sector. Key to its activities is the identification and creation of opportunities for the space sector in Scotland.

Spaceport Scotland

A look at some of the innovative young companies who are establishing a Scottish presence in the new space technologies.

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies

Promoting the Expertise of British-Based Earth Observation Companies & Organisations.

ACT – The App Association

The App Association represents more than 5,000 app companies and information technology firms across the mobile economy.

App Developers Alliance

Offer a huge and very varied range of different guides, articles and news stories that are going to offer you all important help and advice on every aspect of App design, from start to finish.


BASDA is an industry trade body focused solely on supporting the issues of UK business software development organisations.

Association of Software Professionals

The ASP is a professional trade association of software developers who are creating and marketing leading-edge applications.

British Interactive Media Association

BIMA is Britain's digital community. We drive innovation and excellence across the digital industry.

Digital Media Association

DiMA is the digital media & streaming association.

The Advertising Association

The Advertising Association promotes the rights, roles and responsibilities of advertising.

BSA – The Software Alliance

BSA is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Cultural Enterprise Office

As Scotland’s dedicated business support for the Creative Industries we are the only organisation with this focus in Europe. This not only presents a great opportunity, but highlights the importance Scotland places on the development and nourishment of the Creative Industries.

UK Interactive Entertainment

Ukie, pronounced you-key, (UK Interactive Entertainment) is the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry.

Scottish Games Network

The Scottish Games Network is an umbrella organisation which brings together everything relevant to the interactive entertainment sector in Scotland.

UK IT Association

A not-for-profit Membership Organisation and Trade Association – a member of the Trade Association Forum created by the CBI and we operate under the Trade Association Forum’s Guidelines.

Scotland IS

ScotlandIS represents and supports businesses and organisations creating & delivering digital products and services.

Association of Independent Computer Specialists

AICS is a Trade Association whose members are committed to setting and maintaining the highest technical and ethical standards in the independent provision of specialist computer-related services.

Association of Computer Repair Business Owners

The Association of Computer Repair Business Owners (ACRBO) was founded in 2009 to support the growing network of Computer Repair business Owners worldwid


IMRG is the UK’s online retail association – a membership community offering neutral and unique resources for online retailers.

British Independent Retailers Association

We’re proud to represent thousands of members across the UK, from single retail outlets to small chains, to large department stores and agricultural dealerships.

ARPAS-UK – The UK Drone Association

ARPAS-UK is the professional body and trade association for the fast evolving RPAS industry, working on behalf of its members to influence regulation and promote safe operational best practice.

Royal Aeronautical Society

The world’s only professional body dedicated to the aerospace community, we exist to further the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world.

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies

Promoting the Expertise of British-Based Earth Observation Companies & Organisations.

DigitalBoost – Digital Skills and Training for SMEs

Helping businesses across Scotland with free advice, workshops, 1:1 expert support, online tools, guides and a quick healthcheck to assess your digital strengths and weaknesses.

Scottish Government – Business Support

Guidance on the policies and interventions in place to support Scottish SMEs.

Healthy Working Lives

Healthy Working Lives is the place to come to if you are an employer in Scotland looking for workplace health, safety and wellbeing information.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Support agency for the Northern regions of Scotland which focusses on Innovation, trading internationally, funding/investment, skills development and more.

Scottish Enterprise

Focussed on assisting businesses who are looking to accelerate and grow through exporting, developing products and services, funding and business development.

Scotland IS

From innovative technology start-ups and global online service businesses that are transforming our lives to the universities that train our skilled people, ScotlandIS has developed a thriving membership and community for the economic benefit of everyone.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. They contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills.

Business Loans Scotland

Loans from 25K to 100K for new and growing Scottish SMEs.

Young Scot – National Youth Arts Fund

Grants to nurture creative talent in young people aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Zero Waste Scotland

Support, funding, campaigns and other interventions to help people and businesses reduce waste and be more efficient with resources.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Funding projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise is a consortium formed from Scotland's key social enterprise support agencies. Collectively, they are able to provide expert Start Up, Business Support, Business Recovery, Procurement, Leadership and Learning Services, to third sector organisations across the length and breadth of the country.

Princes Trust Scotland

Every young person should have the chance to succeed. PTS help young people in Scotland get into education, jobs and start businesses.

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Women’s Business Centre

Led by Women’s Enterprise Scotland this centre is to help women achieve their business aspirations, make connections, up-skill and get support.