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Report on future of Scotland’s tech sector handed to Scottish Government

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Report on future of Scotland’s tech sector handed to Scottish Government

A report on how Scotland can grow its technology sector will be handed to the Scottish Government today.

Former chief operating officer of Skyscanner Mark Logan was commissioned by the Scottish Government in May to carry out a review of the tech sector and how it could contribute to Scotland’s economic recovery after coronavirus.

In an interview with Holyrood in June talked about reinvesting in the tech ecosystem and creating an environment where companies could grow.

He said the review would look at three areas: where we want to get in this country, what support is needed and the funding required.

Finance secretary Kate Forbes, who commissioned the review, said: “Scotland’s tech scene is one of our most innovative, high-growth sectors and will be critical to our economic recovery.

“As Skyscanner proved, a tech start-up can grow in a matter of years from being a few people working in a bedroom to a multinational company employing hundreds of staff.

“I commissioned this review because I want to establish Scotland as a world-class start-up nation and generate even more Scottish success stories.

“I thank Mr Logan for his work – we will study his recommendations carefully and respond swiftly.”

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