City gamechanger

Technology incubator plan for Edinburgh marina

Waterfront tech hub at Edinburgh marina

Tech hub: boost for waterfront

A technology hub focused on data science is being proposed for the Edinburgh waterfront.

Specialising in artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, quantum computing and data analytics, the new hub a the marina development at Granton will offer research opportunities and co-working space for innovative small firms.

Charles Price, a spokesman for Edinburgh Marina Holdings, said: “This exciting development will help us deliver on our objective for the economic regeneration of Granton. It will provide much-needed office space and substantial employment opportunities with the provision of flexible low-cost space for start-ups in a growing digital economy.”

Steve McGavin, planning and development director at GL Hearn, said: “The development of the Edinburgh Marina waterfront technology incubator hub will be a gamechanger for the north of the city and for Scotland as a whole.

“There is a strong and emerging market from tech and digital start-ups in Edinburgh. We believe the presence of such a facility will provide a further boost to the ongoing regeneration of Edinburgh’s waterfront.

“The area has already undergone a significant transformation in recent years, largely through the work focused around the Edinburgh Marina, and is set to become one of the most exciting and sought-after parts of the city in the coming years.”

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