School of Informatics

Edinburgh Described as Scotland’s Tech Start-Up Capital by FT

A recent article in the Financial Times has described Edinburgh as Scotland’s tech start-up capital because of the interplay bet¬ween its strengths in academia, a tradition of those who have made money in the city to employ that wealth in helping others and a close-knit community that helps to build networks.


Out of the nearly 1,600 university spinouts in the UK since 2001, 504 were from Scottish universities and almost half of those (244) were from Edinburgh university despite the country’s much smaller population and student numbers. This puts Edinburgh alongside Cambridge, another British city that investors and technologists around the world have long been interested in, and London, home to many of the UK’s digital start-up clusters.

The article features an interview with the School of Informatics’ head of commercialisation, Colin Adams.

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