Our Innovate your Business programme offers expert advice, support and funding to make your idea a reality
More than 122,000 households and businesses across the Highlands and Islands now have access to their fastest-ever broadband speeds through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout.
The first businesses are already benefiting from the new fibre-based broadband services available on the Isle of Arran.
A group of rural communities in Perthshire are a step closer to accessing superfast broadband after the installation of telegraph poles for the area’s community broadband project.
Have a look at our maps to find out more about the projects we're investing in and the communities we're working with.
Businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands are ambitious, both for their individual enterprise and for the growth of the region as a whole. Greater economic prosperity will be delivered through private sector led investments which create jobs and wealth.
The Government Economic Strategy (GES) identifies seven sectors as offering particular opportunities for growth due to existing comparative advantages or through potential to capitalise on Scotland's unique natural assets.
HIE plays a leading role in developing the conditions which will enable the Highlands and Islands to fulfil its potential as a globally competitive region with a thriving, low carbon economy.