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ScotlandIS Digital Technology Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 3 July, 2000
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Eastern Scotland
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Jane
Morrison-Ross
Cluster Manager
+44(0)1506472200
jane.morrison-ross@scotlandis.com
Female
Karen
Meechan
Other
+44(0)1506472200
karen.meechan@scotlandis.com
Female
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Data Protection, Storage, Cryptography, Security
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Computer programming, consultancy & related activities
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
646
Number of SME members: 
550
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
56
Number of larger company members: 
24
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
16
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

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.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Qatar
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
FinTech Scotland
MaaS Scotland
TravelTech Scotland
UK Technology Cluster Group
NI Cyber
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are the only Silver certified CMO in the UK and we cover a broad range of established and emerging technologies.  We have access to an ecosystem of over 1000 companies in Scotland.

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 cyberdatainfrastructure, software engineering and Mobility as a Service