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Creating pathways for the future

#pathfinders

A showcase of our sectors advancing social and economic progress

Scotland has a strong standing as a country with an innovative spirit, pioneering ambition and a bold outlook.  Dundee and the region of Angus, Fife and Perthshire is a base where opportunities to enrich your event are plentiful, where your delegates can collaborate in a region renowned for innovation and where we help you to achieve your outcomes. Find out the part our destination plays in Scotland’s ‘legendary’ sectors here.

  • Creative

    As the only UNESCO City of Design in the UK, Dundee is at the beating heart of creative innovation.
  • Digital

    The digital industry contributes £97 million to Dundee’s economy, with over 3,500 people working in the sector. It’s no wonder, then, that such incredible digital innovation radiates from the city and...
  • Education

    Did you know, according to the National Student Survey, that the University of Dundee is consistently rated one of the best places in the UK to be a student?
  • Energy

    Drawing on the region’s expertise in engineering, fabrication and decommissioning, the Port of Dundee allowed the energy industry to flourish.
  • Engineering

    There’s a long history of engineering prowess in Dundee and the wider region– and it continues today.
  • Food and Drink

    Incredible innovations are supporting the food and drink industry to grow for gold. Scientists at the James Hutton Institute dreamed up a range of apps to aid farmers and food producers.
  • Health

    Dundee has its finger on the beating pulse of pioneering health treatment. Like the pioneering work led by Sir Alfred Cuschieri in the development, execution and clinical evaluation of minimal access (or...
  • Life Sciences

    Public, private and academic sectors come together to drive life sciences forward in Dundee and Angus thanks to the work of BioDundee. Encouraging growth in the industry, the partnership fosters learning,...
  • Marine

    Dundee’s maritime heritage stretches back hundreds of years – most prominently with the building of RRS Discovery, the ship which carried Scott and Shackleton on their first expedition to Antarctica.
  • Space

    Dundee’s technological experts have advanced the possibilities of space travel. Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed SpaceWire – a technology similar to USB – which allows for the transfer...
  • Surgery & Medicine

    As a region of incredible medical innovators… Doctors in Tayside are working on ‘Realistic Medicine’ – a set of challenges set by the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood. These address...
  • Technology

    Growth in Dundee’s digital technologies sector has outpaced all other UK-based clusters, with revenues now close to £100 million annually.