Support for emerging and enabling technologies

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Technology Scotland, the leading cluster organisation for emerging and enabling technologies in Scotland, brings like-minded companies together to network, solve problems, drive economic development and build supply chains.

Emerging technologies are early-stage technologies that are still emerging – or only recently emerged – from the research base, primarily in universities. These technologies allow you to do things that simply couldn’t be done before, or could only be done in theory.

Enabling technologies are cross-cutting technologies that have the potential to drive benefits across the whole of the economy.

Emerging and enabling technologies include:

  • Advanced materials
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Micro and nano electronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies

This range of technologies and capabilities can improve productivity and efficiency across a number of industries, including:

  • Life sciences
  • Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and photonics
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Cyber security
  • Creative industries