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Digital support for businesses

We want to help businesses across Scotland to use digital technologies effectively to grow and compete internationally.

Embracing digital technology offers many benefits for businesses, including the ability to engage with customers directly, to develop new processes and products, and to sell these products to a global market, 24 hours a day at relatively low cost.

Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership

In 2013 we joined with a number of other public and private sector bodies to form the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership (DSBEP). Through it we have invested £15.5 million in delivering a number of initiatives designed to help Scottish businesses of all sizes increase their digital awareness, use and capability.

Initiatives supported by DSBEP include:

  • DigitalBoost, our national digital engagement programme delivered in partnership with Business Gateway and Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Digital Tourism Scotland, delivered by Scottish Enterprise
  • #Hellodigital, a digital excellence and demonstration centre at the University of Highlands and Islands Inverness campus, delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • a Digital Economy Business Survey 2014 to help us assess where Scotland's businesses stand in terms of harnessing the power of digital