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Ecosystem Development

We build communities through a number of means, some of which are highlighted below. Our doors are always open and we are happy to make introductions and provide support and guidance where we can!

We are continuously connecting our cluster companies with other cyber companies, the wider cyber ecosystem, other cyber clusters (UK and Internationally), and other tech sectors in Scotland.

Community Events

We hold regular events for the cluster, including:

  • Cyber Cluster Community events – bringing the cyber cluster together to network, share and learn, with insightful guest speakers lined up for each event. These run every 2 months.
  • Market Insight events – connects the cyber cluster with a key sector of interest to learn about selling into and procuring within that sector, as well as understanding the security challenges and concerns specific to that sector. These events also include showcasing of selected cyber SMEs. Some examples of events held previously are Financial Services Insights, and Digital Health Insights. These tend to run 2-3 times a year.
  • Women in Cyber Scotland events – provides networking, support and learning specifically aimed at females working in cyber security in Scotland. Well-known female cyber experts feature as guest speakers covering topics such as cyber skills, key industry insights, and more. These run every 3 months.

Cyber Specialisms

We are bringing together specialist groups together within the cyber community, such as the following areas:

  • Operational Technology/ Industrial Control Systems
  • 5G/IoT
  • Digital Identity
  • Online Safety Tech
  • Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Fintech/Financial Services

The aim of identifying areas of specialisms within the sector is to enable the creation of sub-cluster communities focussed on specific areas of Cyber security. Bringing together organisations and academic research programmes based upon specialisms will increase the depth of discussions around a topic and identify any potential collaboration and knowledge share.

The creation of specialism groups allows faster industry response to incidents whilst also highlighting areas of potential competitive advantage on the international market. 

Scottish Cluster Ecosystem Alliance (SCEA)

ScotlandIS runs the Scottish Cluster Ecosystem Alliance which brings together 17 tech clusters across Scotland.

The aim of the SCEA is to bring together cluster managers or other key sector representatives from across the tech sector to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between these sectors. There are many great programmes and initiatives being supported and driven by these organisations and the sectors they represent and the aim of SCEA is to ensure there is visibility across the many activities so that we can have a more joined up approach and thereby delivering greater impact and outcomes across the tech sector.

SCEA brings together representatives from across the tech sector such as fintech, space, mobility, cyber, data and many more.

UK and International connections

We can introduce to you the other cyber clusters throughout the UK or international cyber clusters should you want a friendly contact who can give you local advice and guidance on the cyber community in that location.

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