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Our free business webinars provide insights on key topics and opportunities to grow your business. Watch live or on playback.

European Offshore Wind Market Update – Poland

This webinar will look at familiarizing Scottish offshore wind supply chain companies with actual stage of offshore wind market development, project pipelines, business opportunities and help them identify right customers.

Wednesday 28 October, 11:30-12:30pm


Financial Readiness Webinar

Are you a start-up company about to embark on your first fundraising campaign? Or you are considering your next move should it be debt or equity to fund it? How do you get Funder ready? Need advice on COVID-19 funding or just have some questions? This webinar is for you!

Wednesday 28 October, 3-4pm


Updated economic forecast for the Global Economy-with emphasis on the UK and Europe

 The Covid-19 Pandemic’s impact on the global economy is unprecedented in modern times. On this webinar we will be joined by The Conference Board and we'll share with you the scale of the decline of the global economy and what you need to be thinking about in terms of how businesses will recover.

Thursday 29 October, 10-11am

VIBES 2020 - Business Support in Scotland

The webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the business support available to Scottish companies via VIBES partners and other relevant agencies, with focus on the Find Business Support website.

Thursday 29 October, 2:30-3:30pm

Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia

The 10 nations of Southeast Asia have committed to generating 23% of their primary energy from renewable sources by 2025, as energy demand is forecast to rise by 50% over the same period. This represents a significant opportunity for Scottish developers and supply chain companies looking to expand their technologies and services to this region.

Friday 30 October, 9.30-10.30am

Business Culture for UK/Scottish Brands in Japan - Consumer Lifestyle

Japan remains as an important export market in Asia for Scotland’s consumer lifestyle sector. The webinar with an invited external expert is to provide the latest information on the sector in the Japanese market. This webinar is aimed at Scottish companies working in the Consumer Lifestyle sector (textile, knitwear, home, beauty, lifestyle etc) who have export experience to and who’re targeting Japan.

Wednesday 4th November, 9:30-10:30am

Unlocking the Digital Revolution In Water

This Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service webinar is being delivered in partnership with CENSIS and The Data Lab. It will highlight the opportunities from the UK Water Partnership White Paper and Call to Action – Digital Water.

Wednesday 4 November, 3:30-4:30pm

Embedding COVID compliance in a manufacturing setting

This webinar is open to anyone from across the manufacturing supply chain. Hosted by SMAS, this webinar will feature Roddy MacKenzie and John Harris from Catalent Pharma Solutions in Bathgate, who will present their approach to protecting their workforce with new ways of working in order to continue to adhere to COVID regulations. 

Thursday 5 November, 2-3pm


A Fair Flexible Work Programme for Scotland: From crisis to opportunity in a post pandemic labour market

We have now experienced a number of months of enforced home working, with social distancing measures continuing in the months ahead. That makes it more important than ever that people managers work with employees to actively support flexible ways of working. This Timewise webinar is designed to help business owners, managers and HR managers future-proof any plans and practices that you put in place at this time.

Tuesday 10 November, 10-11am

Never used the immigration system? What employers should be doing now to prepare if they want to recruit from EEA and beyond

With the imminent changes to the UK immigration system as a result of Brexit, the aim of this webinar is to inform companies of how to use the visa system to access talent once the free movement of people ends. This 60 minute webinar is aimed at Scottish based SMEs and will be led by TalentScotland and supported by their immigration specialists: Brodies LLP.

Tuesday 10 November, 11am-12pm

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What employers with a Tier 2 Licence should be aware of after recent amendments to the Points Based System

For Scottish employers faced with skills shortages in the domestic labour market, recruiting talent from overseas is often critical to the growth of the business. With the imminent changes to the UK immigration system as a result of Brexit, the aim of this webinar is to inform companies who already have a sponsor licence on what is changing once free movement of people ends.

Tuesday 17 November, 10-11am

Zero Emissions Mobility Opportunities in Scotland

The webinar will provide an overview of the opportunities in Zero Emissions Mobility in Scotland. It is the perfect introduction to the sector in Scotland for all companies, and also an opportunity for companies based internationally to learn about the benefits of locating here.

 Tuesday 10 November, 3-4pm

European Offshore Wind Opportunities: Germany - Responding to Tender Opportunities and Demystifying the Legal Landscape

Aimed at Scottish offshore wind companies active in Germany, hear from Thomas Schloetels, Project Supply Manager at EnBW, about the route to market for one of Germany’s main offshore wind developers. Daniel Breuer and Martin Launer, partners at Osborne Clarke, will give valuable insights into the legal landscape of offshore wind tenders.

Wednesday 11 November, 11am-12pm

Route to the Nordic markets for alcoholic beverages

The Scandinavian beverage market is very competitive and several countries have alcohol retail monopolies and restrictive marketing legislation in place. The Food & Drink Trade Specialist for Scandinavia, Susanne G. Rasmussen, will be hosting a webinar for Scottish drink producers/exporters, to explain how the alcohol retail monopolies work and the route to market for alcoholic beverages.

Tuesday 12 November, 12-1pm

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Remote monitoring in the U.S. during COVID-19

Join this webinar to explore the challenges and opportunities in remote monitoring of clinical trials, particularly in the United States, following a drive towards virtual care in the COVID-19 environment. Led by Scottish Development International and Alira Health.

Monday 16 November, 1pm-2pm UK (8am New York)


SMAS Industry 4.0 Webinar

This webinar has been designed to help de-mystify the terminology and introduce the SMAS I4.0 diagnostic process , helping companies to assess the readiness of their business to adopt digital technologies.

Tuesday 17 November, 9.30-10.30am

Food & Drink opportunities in Scandinavia

The SDI Food & Drink Trade Specialist for Scandinavia, Susanne G. Rasmussen, will be hosting a webinar about market insights and business opportunities for Scottish food and beverage producers/exporters.

Thursday 19 November, 11:30-12:30pm

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AVIA Health Innovation: Doing Business in the US in the time of COVID

This webinar will provide insight into the US market and share opportunities for Scottish companies to position their products and services accordingly. Digital is at the forefront and government, regulatory bodies, payors, health systems, clinicians, and patients are all adapting to the new way to access and receive healthcare.

Thursday 19 November, 2-3pm

Beyond Brexit Transition. Doing business in and with Scotland

The webinar will inform existing investors headquartered in Germany / EU, and equally German companies trading with Scotland, what the post Brexit Transition world will look like and what the practical implications on their business in and with Scotland will be. The webinar will also cover the technical elements such as tax and customs changes.

Wednesday 2 December, 12-1pm

Scotland’s Energy Transition

This webinar will give the audience an insight into the work going on in the oil and gas sector in Scotland and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented to the sector by the low carbon transition.

Wednesday 2 December, 3-4pm

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