Scotland: The Next Frontier

Scotland: The Next Frontier                                                          Getting under the skin of Scotland's Space industry

“We do not realise what we have on Earth until we leave it.”– Jim Lovell, American astronaut and test pilot

Informatics Ventures and TalentSpark/Eden Scott invite you to ‘take off’ into a S.P.A.C.E analysis of Scotland’s ability to create a thriving space ecosystem.

With so many exciting businesses emerging both upstream and downstream; a new launch infrastructure in place to support the growth and investors eager to get on board, the possibilities are endless.

Scotland’s drive to lead European data driven innovation has positioned us at the heart of this industry and we wanted to kick start the conversation around the skills needed to really develop this sector.

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SICSA DemoFest


SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Now in its 12th year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities. 

DemoFest returns to Edinburgh on 4th November for an evening of research and technology demonstrations, keynote talks and networking. 

DemoFest provides a perfect opportunity for private and public sector organisations to experience the innovative Computing research taking place in Scottish Universities. Our exhibitors will talk about their research, tell you why it’s important to your organisation, and demonstrate their cutting-edge technology working in real-time.

The event also provides a space for you to discuss future collaborations and business opportunities with talented researchers.

YCF Scotland Conference 2019: Teams and Team Building

Fri, 13 September 2019

09:00 – 16:30

Each year YCF’s annual conference takes a broad theme that gives a variety of speakers the opportunity to set out their own knowledge or experience in different ways. We have talks by industry professionals –investors, analysts, business advisers – interspersed with presentations by entrepreneurs from early stage high growth companies.

This year’s theme is teams and team building. Investors almost without exception talk about judging a company by the quality of its team before committing any funds. Entrepreneurs, who tend to be independent, strong-minded types, do not always find it easy to build a team which ticks all the boxes required for company growth.

Doing data right: Through people and partnerships

From social inclusion to ethics, from skills to business, the emerging data economy cuts across many issues that matter to society and industry. Our 2019 conference will bring together key players from business, academia, and the public and charity sectors to get to grips with these complex issues.

Caroline Criado Perez, author of best-selling Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, will also deliver a keynote talk and take part in a panel discussion on Women and Data, addressing issues of diversity in jobs and skills.

If you want to find out how businesses are using data to develop and diversify, or how charities are collaborating with researchers to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges, join us at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 10 September.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Entrepreneurs in Residence 

18th September 2019

The Bayes Centre , Edinburgh

We are holding our Entrepreneurs in Residence event in the new Bayes Centre on the evening of 18 September 2019.

2019 SMART SHENZHEN Innovation Exchange Seminar

2019 SMART SHENZHEN Innovation Exchange Seminar


Great opportunity to meet Shenzhen in Edinburgh:

  • A presentation of business and collaboration opportunities from Shenzhen, China - a city of innovation and a UNESCO recognised City of Design.
  • Learn about the latest smart designs and innovative products from Shenzhen.
  • Network and one-to-one meetings opportunity with the delegation of Shenzhen's innovative product companies, manufacturers and industry associations and other Scottish businesses.

Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange cordially invites you to attend this event. Especially for companies interested in Shenzhen products or getting to know manufacturing in China and developing business and network in Shenzhen, this is a valuable event to go.


Date Friday, 13th September 2019



Castle Suite in Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh ,

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, United Kingdom




9:00 Registration of participants & networking (with tea & coffee )

9:00 - 9:30  Welcome & introduction speech to guests

9:35 - 9:40 Welcome speech by the representative of the City of Edinburgh Council

9:40 - 9:50 An introduction to Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange

9:50 - 10:40  Presentation by the 3 Shenzhen Winning companies

- Insta360

- Lofree

- Beike Biotechnology

10:40 - 10:55 Presentation by voice of experience – industrial designer Mr. Trent Jennings

10:55 - 11:00 Video of Smart Shenzhen

11:00        Freshment Break (tea & coffee)

11:10 - 12:00 B2B Meetings Session

12:00        Closing remarks / Light Lunch Buffet

13:00        End of event

Dress Code Business



All intended participants please visit the EVENT PAGE for more information and registration.

*Exclusively for C-suite Level Executives or Representatives


( PLEASE NOTE the B2B Meeting Session is specially organised by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and has limited seats. If companies who signed up for this seminar would also like to join the B2B Meeting Session with the Shenzhen business delegation, please contact Ms. Lola Nicolas via )

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CodeBase Edinburgh: The Commons

Come for a refreshing drink and friendly chat from all your fellow techies!

The Commons is Edinburgh's monthly get together of everyone tech. No pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

This month's event will be held at 4042 40-42 Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AP 5:30pm start.

ScotSoft 19

ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations.

Running for more than 20 years the event includes a full day Developer Conference, a half day Forum and a chance to meet the next generation of talent at the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner in the evening.

TEDxGlasgow - Ideas Worth Doing

This Year's Theme: Connection

Whether it’s making them, breaking them, discovering them or searching for them, connections have shaped, and continue to shape, the world we live in. With the rapid advancements in technology, our world is more connected than it has ever been – physically, emotionally, digitally, scientifically and even metaphorically. Or is it?