• 27 March 2017

    Venturefest 2017 - SME innovation summit

    SMEs across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to attend Venturefest Scotland 2017, the annual summit on innovation taking place at the Glasgow Science Centre on 20 September. Venturefest Scotland is a national business innovation summit designed to help high-growth Scottish SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies to grow through innovation.
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  • 13 March 2017

    April deadline for major communities fund

    HIE is encouraging community bodies and third sector organisations across the region to consider applying to the Aspiring Communities Fund. The £18.9 million fund is being run as part of the European Social Fund, with the Scottish Government as lead partner. The deadline for the first round of applications is 7 April.
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  • 13 March 2017

    £1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation

    A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. HIE approved the funding package and will run the programme in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).
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  • 23 February 2017

    Orkney marine energy firms in London

    Nine Orkney marine energy businesses are taking part in a major industry event in London today (23 February). With support from HIE and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) the firms are attending the Renewable UK Wave and Tidal 2017 conference and exhibition.
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  • 06 February 2017

    Food and drink strategy engagement event comes to Kirkwall

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), along with Scotland Food & Drink and Scottish Enterprise is holding a series of events to discuss the emerging 2030 food and drink industry strategy.
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