Dundee, the birthplace of iconic games Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, continues to punch above its weight as a digital tech cluster. At 129%, it had the third highest growth in turnover in the UK, while its GVA grew by 42%.

Dundee’s growing specialisms are in Hardware, App & software development, as well as Gaming, where companies like Outplay Entertainment, Tag Games and YoYo Games continue to complement high-growth Digital Media & Entertainment firms like Brightsolid, eeGeo and Waracle, and established companies such as DC Thomson and NCR.

The strength of the cluster is underpinned by education, with the University of Abertay, which was the UK’s first university centre of excellence for computer games education, and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Beyond gaming, Dundee hosts the annual NEoN Digital Arts festival. Last year, the event showcased digital and electronic art from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Digital tech businesses in Dundee have, on average, 11% of their customers based in Asia.

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Dr Mhairi Towler

Founder & CEO

Founded 2012

At Vivomotion, we create stunning animations to illustrate scientific concepts.

We benefit greatly from being located in Dundee. First, Vivomotion received startup funding from Dundee City Council as well as support from The University of Dundee and Business Gateway. There is also an existing client base here within the life sciences sector. For us, this has lead to new international clients.

 

Dundee has two leading universities involved in life sciences, as well as the James Hutton Institute which is the UK’s leading facility for agricultural research.

 

There is a strong creative sector too, with Dundee being awarded UNESCO City of Design status last year. We create jobs that cross the life sciences and creative sectors in a city that has expertise in both.

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