Scotland’s capital is the best location in the UK for establishing a technology company, according to the Tech Nation 2018 Report.
Boasting successes such as Skyscanner and Fanduel, and with the backing of the £1.3 billion Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, Edinburgh’s tech eco-system continues to thrive as it aspires to become The Data Capital of Europe.
The EIE event has already helped over 350 companies attract over £650m of funding since its inception twelve years ago and last week’s event saw another 50 companies pitch to potential investors.
EIE shows why data-driven innovation was adopted as a key part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.Jarmo Eskilinen, Director, Data-driven Innovation Initiative
The partnership will support the launch of even more spin-out companies, attract startups, as well as supporting established tech businesses to seek investment.
Steve Ewing, director of operations at Informatics Ventures, which runs Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), said: “Looking to the future, Informatics Ventures and EIE are uniquely placed to play a transformative role in realising our joint ambition to make this region the Data Capital of Europe.”