The Innovator's Counselling and Advisory Service for Scotland (ICASS) was founded in 1999 to facilitate the commercialisation of innovative ideas or inventions originating in Scotland. Funded by the Scottish Government, Enabling Technologies, Innovation and Industries Division ICASS operates throughout Scotland, working as part of the Enterprise Network.
EDTC has been successfully providing results-driven advice and support for technology-related projects for over 10 years. Our team of industry-experienced technology advisors can provide hands-on, and often, immediate expert advice tailored to your product development and within the context of your long term-term business objectives. Our focus is to help you achieve your aspirations and take your product ideas closer to market.
EDTC is a grant-funded organisation run out of Edinburgh Napier University and is funded by Scottish Government and ERDF. Based in Livingston, the services of the Centre cover the whole of Scotland from Orkney and Shetland Islands down to the Scottish Borders.
We are Scotland's main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency. Our ultimate goal is to stimulate sustainable growth of Scotland's economy.
To achieve this we help ambitious and innovative businesses grow and become more successful. We also work with public and private sector partners to develop the business environment in Scotland. We deliver a range of dedicated support services locally, nationally and internationally. Our activities help businesses with the appetite and capacity to grow to:
To build a world-class economy, we're interested in industries that have real competitive advantage in Scotland, particularly:
We work in partnership with universities, colleges, local authorities and other public sector bodies to achieve these goals and to maximise our contribution to the Government's Economic Strategy. We are mainly funded by the Scottish Government, although we also raise part of our budget from other sources, such as property rental and disposal of assets.
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