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by Staff Reporter
16 June 2022
Holyrood welcomes the opening of the Abertay cyberQuarter

Holyrood welcomes the opening of the Abertay cyberQuarter

Holyrood welcomes the opening of Scotland’s new home for cybersecurity security research, the Abertay cyberQuarter, in Dundee.   

The first of its kind hub will support cybersecurity research, innovation, and industry growth. The £18 million project, which was part-funded by the Scottish and UK governments, includes a physical space operating over four floors to promote collaboration and a cloud-computing infrastructure to be used for specialist online teaching, research and development, and knowledge exchange activities.  

Holyrood Connect has continued to promote cybersecurity across a range of annual digital events. The upcoming Cyber Security Scotland, Cyber Security Northern Ireland and Holyrood Connect Week will see experts and thought leaders from across the cybersecurity landscape come together to discuss the most important issues. In 2021, Holyrood’s digital events had over 1,700 registrants from across Scotland’s private, public and third sector.   

Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood’s managing director said: “Holyrood has been at the forefront of reporting and organising events around Scotland’s dynamic digital transformation.  

“I welcome the opening of the groundbreaking hub and I look forward to collaborating in the future.”  

Chief Executive Officer of ScotlandIS, Karen Meechan, said: “ScotlandIS are delighted to be a partner of the Cyber Quarter in Abertay, Our Head of Cyber Ciara Mitchell has already achieved great things with our Cluster (ScotlandISCyber) and the partnership will allow her the opportunity to expand on the fantastic community that ScotlandISCyber has already built.   

“ScotlandIS have long been supporters of industry and academia working more closely together and we are excited to now be part of that journey with Abertay Cyber Quarter.” 


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