XpoNorth Digital

XpoNorth Digital is a dynamic programme which offers those operating in the creative industries specialist advice on how to develop digital tools in their business. 

What it is?

This support focuses on innovation around the relationship between producer and consumer. It gives clients the tools and capability to carry out faster, and more effective, research and development by engaging productively with your customers.

The approach has been designed to:

  • develop greater value between you and your customers 
  • encourage deeper levels of interaction between you and your customers, and
  • help you to diversify by tailoring products more closely around your customer's needs.

You will work closely with the XpoNorth team - the year-round creative industries network. Together, you'll have the opportunity to further develop digital tools within your business. 

An intro to Xpo North with Ian Hamilton, HIE Head of Creative Industries


Each client will be assigned a sector specialist with relevant experience in this field, as well as having access to a year-round series of workshops, 1-2-1 sessions and specialist seminars.

We will shortly be announcing details of an exciting new custom designed dashboard to support businesses to gain a stronger picture of their digital presence and develop new strategies with support from a range of specialists.

Our Head of Creative Industries at HIE is Ian Hamilton. Have a look at his intro video to XpoNorth on the left - he's the man in the know! 

Cromarty Courthouse benefit from XpoNorth Digital support

Watch our short video the hear how Cromarty Courthouse got support through XpoNorth Digital to develop an online museum experiences.  


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About XpoNorth Digital and the Northern Innovation Hub

XpoNorth Digital is delivered through the Northern Innovation Hub, designed to build on and accelerate business innovation.

The Northern Innovation Hub is funded through the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal - a joint initiative supported by £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.


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