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Edinburgh’s Technology Start-up Scene

Dr Alistair Forbes, Head of Software & The Internet outlines why there has never been a better time to start a technology business in Edinburgh.

The ecosystem supporting start-ups and scale-ups is strong; with funding, mentoring and affordable office space, the technology sector in Edinburgh is thriving. But don’t just take our word for it, there are plenty of other people out there saying just that. According to the UK Tech Innovation Index, the city is the most active outside London in terms of volume of investment activity and start-up activity. As a whole, digital technology is Scotland’s fastest growing sector, and in 2017 the country’s capital was the fastest growing tech hub in the UK. According to Tech Nation’s 2018 Report, digital jobs in Edinburgh increased over three times the UK average between 2014-2017.

Alistair spoke to DIGIT (formerly Scot-Tech Engagement) which is Scotland’s leading technology media & events company, dedicated to providing tech news, views, opinion for IT & Digital users & consumers. You can read the full interview here.