Guide

Business incubators and accelerators in Scotland
Last updated: 20 September 2019

North of Scotland

AB Venture Zone

AB Venture Zone is an incubator based in Aberdeen. They run events and provide office spaces and mentoring.

Find more information at www.abventurezone.com

Call: 01224 274 364

Data Lab

Data Lab is an accelerator with a programme in Aberdeen. They specialise in informatics and computer science. They run events and provide mentoring, advice, training, office space, meeting rooms and research laboratories.

Find more information at www.thedatalab.com

Call: 0131 651 4905

Digital Incubator

Digital Incubator is based at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. They help students develop new businesses, products and services.

The can offer access to meeting rooms and equipment.

Find more information on the Robert Gordon University website

Email: incubator@rgu.ac.uk

Elevator UK

Elevator UK is an accelerator based in Bridge of Don. They run events and provide advice and research services as well as office spaces.

Find more information at www.elevatoruk.com

Call: 01224 289 700

Enterprise Campus

Enterprise Campus is run by the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Strathclyde. They work with postgraduate students from all Scottish universities who want to set up businesses.

They offer advice and can help with things like:

  • market research and testing
  • prototyping
  • planning
  • setting up a business
  • application forms
  • protecting Intellectual property

Find more information about Enterprise Campus

Fraserburgh Enterprise Hub

Fraserburgh Enterprise Hub is an incubator funded by LEADER and Aberdeenshire Council. They can offer businesses:

  • training
  • desk space
  • digital support

They also run events, surgeries and workshops.

Find more information on the Elevator website

Call: 07393 236797

Horizon Scotland

Horizon Scotland is based in Forres and provides mentoring, administrative support office space and meeting rooms.

Find more information at www.enterpriseparkforres.co.uk

Call: 01309 678 100

Oil and Gas Innovation Centre

The Oil and Gas Innovation Centre is an accelerator based in Aberdeen. They run events and provide mentoring, advice training, funding and research laboratories.

Find more information at www.ogic.co.uk

Call: 01224 444 000

Pathfinder Accelerator

Pathfinder is an accelerator based in Inverness who specialise in helping ideas for Life Science and Technology.

They run events and provide advice and mentoring, funding, office space, meeting rooms and research laboratories.

Find more information on Highlands and Islands Enterprise's Northern Innovation Hub website

Call: 01463 244 311

Startup Accelerator

Startup Accelerator is based at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. They offer students, staff and recent graduates:

  • up to £10,000 funding
  • meeting investors
  • free office space
  • mentoring

They also run showcase and networking events.

Find more information on the Robert Gordon University website

Email: innovation@rgu.ac.uk

TechX

TechX is an accelerator and incubator run by The Oil and Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen. They can help selected start-ups:

  • find mentors or business partners
  • produce prototypes
  • access test facilities and run field trials
  • meet potential customers

TechX also run showcase events and provide co-working spaces.

Find more information at www.theogtc.com

Call: 01224 063 200

30 under 30 Accelerator

30 under 30 is an accelerator based in Inverness. They work with young entrepreneurs in the Highland council area, offering:

  • mentoring
  • specialist advice
  • industry expertise

Find more information on the Northern Innovation Hub website

Call: 01463 245 245