Highlands and Islands Enterprise



HIE provide support, awareness raising and direction to companies developing innovation projects. The service will look to broaden the definition of innovation and raise awareness of how innovation can be used to better to develop working environments, increase opportunities for young people by offering exciting and challenging projects to work on and to encourage the development of projects that will have a positive impact on the environment that we live in.

HIE are looking to assist a greater number of businesses growing to scale with support because of a coherent and effective regional innovation service.

HIE through its programme of support for Entrepreneurship is contributing to the development of a entrepreneurial nation by increasing entrepreneurship skills through a programme of executive education. As well as helping HIE businesses connect to a network of peer businesses in Scotland and Internationally to improve confidence and business ambition.

Key Facts

2015 was the 50th anniversary of HIE and its predecessor Highlands and Islands Development Board.

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