Our vision

Our vision

Our vision is 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.

Excel and underpin a truly world class digital nation

We believe Scotland's dynamic digital technologies industry can excel, underpinning a truly world class digital nation, delivering a healthier and wealthier nation, reshaping our society, creating highly skilled and fulfilling jobs, harnessing technology and innovation to disrupt current business models, driving efficiencies and productivity gains across the economy.

ScotlandIS manifesto 2016 :


“Let’s aim high.  In the next five years we could double the number of companies in our industry, growing the workforce to over 150,000.  The multiplier effect of that skill base will be enormous.  Let’s grow our export income by 25%. Let’s plan for the next generation of advanced connectivity.  Let’s work with our universities to foster innovative ideas and deliver on them rapidly and with passion.  Let’s really deliver on digital public services; citizen friendly and with a ruthless focus on waste and inefficiency.  Let’s use data analytics to live healthier and more productive lives.  Let’s work with the smart cities alliance and the city deals to deliver connected, efficient and carbon neutral cities across Scotland.  Most importantly, let’s equip the next generation for the world we will be living in tomorrow.”
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Being a part of ScotlandIS has been very valuable to my company, especially in terms of the contacts and relationships we have developed, many of which have evolved into valuable delivery partners and clients. The representation and support they provide also helps Scotland’s ICT sector punch above its weight on the international stage.

Chris Rourke, Managing Director, User Vision

Scotland's trade body for the digital technologies industry

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    Driving engagement across different sectors enabling Scotland, the industry and your business to grow.

  • IS Progressive...

    Securing the talent of the future for the digital technologies industry is a priority for ScotlandIS.

  • IS Informed

    ScotlandIS has influence and connections within the industry in Scotland, the Scottish Government and the public sector. The positive work we do has implications for every business in the sector.

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