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Cluster Conference 2023

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Tuesday 21st March


Scotland’s Cluster Conference is back

Building on the success of its first three years, it returns to celebrate the achievements from across the Scottish clusters and the tech community in 2022, and to focus on the opportunities coming in 2023.

The aim of the conference is to highlight areas for collaboration amongst Scotland’s tech clusters and bring insights from across the tech ecosystem. Let’s explore where we can work together to achieve new heights and help to grow the country’s tech economy.

With speaker sessions including Emerging Trends in Healthtech, Convergence of Technologies, 5G Technology Transforming Healthcare, Potential of Quantum Tech, Funding Access, and Global Opportunities for Scottish Tech Firms, we’ll be covering a wide range of topics suitable for all attendees, whatever field of technology you sit in.

Cluster Conference 2023 will take place on Tuesday 21st March, at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. We look forward to you joining us for a day of networking, insights and celebration of Scotland’s technology clusters.

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You can view the available levels of Cluster Conference Sponsorship here, or to discuss our Sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with Catriona Blair at















Arrival, coffee and networking

Karen Meechan, ScotlandIS CEO

  • Welcome

Janette Hughes, Director of Planning and Performance, Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre

  • Emerging Trends in Digital Health and Care, and Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Health

Kirsty Scott, S5GC Business Engagement Manager, The Scotland 5G Centre

  • 5G Connectivity Transforming Healthcare

Coffee break

Calum McCallum, Sector Lead: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime, Space, Technology, Defence, Department for Business & Trade

  • Global Opportunities

Craig Sharp, UK National Contact Point for Digital, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

  • Digital Opportunities in Horizon Europe

Lunch break

Lynsey Brydson, Head of Digital Planning, Built Environment : Smarter Transformation

  • Opportunities for Digitisation in Construction and the Built Environment

Joe Pacitti, Managing Director, Centre for Engineering, Education & Development (CeeD)

  • Communities of Practice: Clusters are Key

Panel Discussion, chaired by Alastair McInroy, CEO of Technology Scotland: Demystifying Quantum Technology

  • Keith O’Donnell, Managing Director, Feynic Technology
  • Dr Sonali Mohapatra, Quantum Innovation Sector Lead, National Quantum Computing Centre
  • Jeremy Ward, Professor of Industrial Practice – Physics, University of Strathclyde

Networking and drinks reception



Janette Hughes
Director of Planning and Performance, Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre

Kirsty Scott
S5GC Business Engagement Manager, Scotland 5G Centre

Keith O’Donnell
Managing Director, Feynic Technology

Lynsey Brydson
Head of Digital Programmes at Built Environment – Smarter Transformation

Craig Sharp
UK National Contact Point for Digital at UKRI

Calum McCallum
Sector Lead – Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime, Space, Technology, Defence, Department of Business & Trade

Jeremy Ward
Professor of Industrial Practice – Physics at University of Strathclyde

Dr Sonali Mohapatra
Quantum Innovation Sector Lead at National Quantum Computing Centre

Joe Pacitti
Managing Director of Centre for Engineering, Education & Development (CeeD)

Meet the Scottish Cluster Ecosystem Alliance

The Scottish Cluster Ecosystem Alliance (SCEA) was set up by ScotlandIS to bring together representatives from across the tech sector such as fintech, space, mobility, cyber, data and many more.

Its aim is to connect cluster managers or other key sector representatives from across the tech sector to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between these sectors. 

SCEA members consist the below organisations:

Any other questions? Get in touch with Events Producer Catriona Blair,
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