Where you can get support
As part of the initiative, we have created a list of what the CDI partner organisations and other bodies can offer to help you. Click on the individual logos to get an overview of what is available, then follow through to the individual websites for detail and how to apply.
Highlands & Islands Enterprise
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) offers a wide range of support to businesses, social enterprises and communities located in the Highlands and Islands. Along with a range of general support, we offer targeted support for digital, and through XpoNorth a range of support specifically aimed at Creative Industries.
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency who are committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and brighter future for every region.
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is responsible for the delivery of careers, skills and training services in Scotland. It plays a central role in raising employment levels and productivity and is fundamental to ensuring Scotland's businesses have the capability to compete successfully now and in the future.
Creative Scotland is committed to ensuring that people are supported to develop excellence and experimentation in a wide range of arts and creative activity, reflecting Scotland’s diverse and dynamic cultures.
South of Scotland Enterprise
SOSE have a team of Business Development Specialists who support businesses with 1-2-1 advice which is relevant to the individual business requirements. SOSE will shortly launch a specific training programme for digital
Business Gateway Digital Boost: Businesses can access grants, free digital consultants, online training and a wide range of support to help their business adapt and change.
Help to Grow Digital
Take your business to the next level with the UK government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.
Interface Knowledge Exchange has been created to encourage innovation by linking businesses with academia to carry out research or develop/test innovative ideas
ScotlandIS is the membership and cluster management organisation for Scotland’s digital technologies industry. We’re at the heart of Scotland’s digital economy, shaping, changing, and driving it forward.
Digital Skills Scotland
Digital Skills Scotland are offering free online training to individuals and businesses across Scotland. Courses are available to anyone currently living in Scotland who have been in the EU for 3 years and are over the age of 16.
Find Business Support
The service was established to help Scottish businesses find the public sector support they need. Information is available for businesses of all sizes – from those thinking about starting a business to large, well established companies.
Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) can help your manufacturing business plot a course to take advantage of new opportunities to increase productivity and boost competitiveness.
The Scottish Games Network
The Scottish Games Network is a cluster organisation which brings together everything relevant to the interactive entertainment sector in Scotland. Covering academia, business, culture and consumer issues, the Scottish Games Network is a focal point and community for the rapidly evolving industry.
The Data Lab
The Data Lab is Scotland’s Innovation Centre for data and AI. Our mission is to help maximise value from data and lead he world to a data powered future.
GrantsOnline is a portal highlighting funding opportunities from a wide rage of sources. It covers the whole of the UK, but the link is to Scottish entries listed under arts, culture and heritage.