A Thriving Technology Sector

Hotspots from Oban to Orkney are showcased by our new interactive guide to Scotland’s flourishing technology sector.

Featuring representatives from Scotland’s most exciting tech clusters including Edinburgh’s Codebase, Glasgow’s life sciences pioneers, Dundee’s famous gaming sector and Aberdeen’s oil and gas innovators, this intuitive map lets you tap and track the burgeoning scene and explore hotspots across the country.



Leading health and science campus which brings together young, growing, and established life science companies.


The UK’s largest tech scaleup incubator and one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech hubs. Home to 90+ companies employing 600+ people, with Scottish unicorn FanDuel amongst their alumni.

Seed Haus

Scotland’s most selective pre-seed accelerator. Based in Leith, they’re a community of entrepreneurs, values-driven investors, and makers.


A privately financed business incubator for local start-ups based within the Summerhall Arts complex.

Informatics Ventures

Connects investors and high growth Scottish tech ventures through programmes & events like Engage Invest Exploit (EIE).


A global organisation that hosts international summits and programmes to inspire & connect entrepreneurs and build a better world through business.

Roslin Innovation Centre

A leading bioscience hub that brings together academia, research and enterprise. Received global recognition as the birthplace of Dolly the Sheep.

Johnston Carmichael have been with us throughout the journey, from having no money at all to having closed a £2.5 million seed round. They’re not just advisers on financial matters, they’re advisers on the business as a whole and that’s been fantastic.

Chris McCann,

Founder & CEO, Snap40

East Kilbride

Scottish Enterprise Technology Park

A self-contained technology campus that houses over 100 companies ranging from SMEs to large internationals.

50+ the number of share schemes we’ve set up in past year alone to help clients incentivise and retain high calibre staff.


Aberdeen Energy and Innovation Parks

A prime hub for over 80 companies and a workforce of nearly 2,000 in the North-East energy & tech sectors

JC take you seriously regardless of what size you are. Aubin started off as a one-man band and we’ve grown to be a multinational organisation with 50 people operating in three different continents. We’ve needed a lot of advice on finance, on tax, on R&D tax credits, on a wide variety of different areas to help us get to this stage.

Paddy Collins,

CEO, Aubin Group


Dundee Technopole

At the centre of a community of commercial & research excellence and home to biotech companies and the University of Dundee Incubator.

Seabraes Zone

A former railway goods yard that is now a hub for the digital media and cultural industries.

Space Technology Centre

Set within the School of Computing at the University of Dundee; conducts nationally and internationally leading research into space technology.

£379 million – the combined value of the 47 deals made by our Corporate Finance Team in 2017, of which £65 million were in the tech sector alone.


BioCity & MediCity

Two incubators at a 20-acre campus in Lanarkshire that houses & supports growing life sciences and healthcare businesses.


Co-working space in the Fairfield Shipyard that serves as a focal point for the Glasgow tech and start-up community.


A high-tech acceleration & growth space for young aspiring businesses based in Merchant City.

Inovo Glasgow

Industry engagement building at the heart of Glasgow's International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone.

From payroll & bookkeeping to tax & accounts, we outsource a lot to JC which is brilliant as it allows us to focus less on certain financial matters and the ever changing legislation, and more on growing the business. When we were fundraising, JC helped advise and guide us ensuring we were EIS qualified which was vital for securing that early stage investment and they’re now assisting us with our R&D claim. They’ve been a great help since we started the company and really get the entrepreneurial mindset.

Rebecca Pick,

Founder & CEO, Pick Protection


Centre for Health Science

A state of the art facility for the health science and biotechnology community in the Highlands & Islands.

£1.4 billion – the average amount of R&D relief claimed by companies each year. We have an in-house team that works solely in this complex area.


CodeBase Stirling

Based in the city's new Digital District and providing office, hot-desking and co-working space and mentoring to 50+ tech companies.

Stirling University Innovation Park

A dynamic enterprise environment on a campus setting for research and development, technology and knowledge-based organisations.

14,000 - the number of SME businesses we act for across Scotland and beyond.


European Marine Science Park

Home to a cluster of businesses at the forefront of developments in marine science, marine technology and aquaculture.

30% - the EIS tax relief on investments. Our Entrepreneurial Team help start-ups & scale-ups secure this so they can efficiently raise new finance.


European Marine Energy Centre

The world’s leading facility for developing and testing wave and tidal energy technologies.

We’ve been incredibly impressed by the range and quality of services provided by Johnston Carmichael to Scotrenewables; from an extremely well planned & executed first financial year end, including a deep and technical review of R&D reclaim opportunities, to specialist tax advice around important issues such as employee benefit planning via the introduction of an EMI scheme. The benefit of Johnston Carmichael being part of the PKF international network is also of real value; both as the business starts to grow and participate in international market opportunities, and for dealing with an international workforce and ensuring compliance with all UK and overseas tax authorities.

Chris Milne

Chief Financial Officer, Scotrenewables