Tech is in Dundee’s DNA. With a strong culture of innovation the city is a thriving hub for creativity, digital media and ICT and home to many companies taking tech in new directions. Dundee has a vibrant and growing mobile application, software and games development scene driven by collaboration between entrepreneurs, academia and diverse skills and talent. A 2021 Tech Nation report says Dundee is one of the most likely cities to become a leading UK tech hub. Britain’s “coolest little city” is transforming through Tay Cities Deal and £1billion Waterfront investment that includes plans for a major new esports arena. It’s the perfect place to start and scale your tech business in Scotland and the UK, source services and find project partners.
Landmarks like Grand Theft Auto, thin flat screens for phones and devices, and Minecraft have laid the foundations for a city that is future ready. City region companies and universities, Abertay, Dundee and St. Andrews, research and develop diverse products and services. These encompass software, business solutions, ICT, robotics, games, media, screen production, analytics, AI, IoT and cybersecurity serving many industry sectors such as include esports, transport, defence, space, entertainment, financial services, physical and life sciences, healthcare, energy, renewables and tourism. Leading tech companies include NCR, 4J Studios, Waracle, Brightsolid, GoRoadie and Broker Insights. Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) is a magnet for sustainable mobility industries.
The city offers excellent connectivity. Digital connectivity includes 99% access to superfast broadband, accelerating roll-out of local full fibre networks (LFFN) and research and development facilities for 5G. For travel, there are direct flights between London City, Belfast and Dundee Airports and the city is within easy reach of international airports at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
A UNESCO City of Design. Dundee is home to the first V&A outside London. The city has a unique vibe so whether you are freelance or work with a start-up or major company, you can enjoy a high quality of life, unique culture and warm welcome.
Digital Dundee is a portal for people and businesses in digital, creative and tech in the city and wider region. Putting collaboration with industry, academia and the third sector front and centre, it’s about growing the community, the city’s already world class connectivity, being a smart city and spotting opportunities.
Dundee offers a unique and warm welcome with fast and easy access to assistance and connections to help make great things happen. All of this comes with the benefits of a significantly lower cost base. Whatever sector you work in we can help you find the right mix of creative, digital and tech - any or all of these so you can work with your clients, sell your products and services, provide cutting edge training or get R&D insights or investment.