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Aberdeen City Region

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Why Aberdeen? 


The Aberdeen City Region is a vibrant, entrepreneurial corner of Scotland, home to a unique mix of business opportunities and a wealth of skills and knowledge across our key sectors. Not only is the region at the forefront of the energy transition, it is also a world leader in the life sciences industry and home to food and drink brands enjoyed across the world.


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Scotland's Granite City

Nestled in the North East of Scotland, the Aberdeen City Region has a long history of innovation and discovery – from subsea technology to the invention of the first MRI scanner. 

With a rapidly growing hydrogen economy, Aberdeen is the UK's leading hydrogen city. The city hosts 85 hydrogen vehicles, including the world ’s first hydrogen double-decker bus, and two publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling stations.

We've moved seamlessly into scientific, engineering, digital and low-carbon specialisms.

The region has one of the largest concentrations of life scientists in Europe and the largest biologics cluster in the UK after Cambridge.


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As well as being the home of the world-renowned Aberdeen Angus cattle, Europe’s largest seafood catches are landed at Peterhead Port and Fraserburgh Harbour. The region is also home to food and drink brands enjoyed around the world, contributing to an estimated 20% of Scotland's food and drink industry output. 

The Aberdeen City Region is a world-class business location with a rich industrial, commercial and international heritage. Almost £16 billion of public and private infrastructure investment is due to be delivered across the North East over the next decade. 

This is a region with big ambition and a global outlook, and Invest Aberdeen is on hand to welcome your business here. 

A Global Energy Hub.

Aberdeen is a vibrant region in Scotland's North East, helping to lead the rapid shift towards a net zero future. 

What people say about the Aberdeen City Region

"From the moment my colleague made the initial enquiry, we have received nothing but proactive and useful support.  

MRS training and rescue look forward to and long and prosperous venture into Aberdeen and the support of Invest Aberdeen has been invaluable."

Darryl Walford
Finance Director, MRS Training

"Invest Aberdeen have supported Autonomous iOt to build relationships within the region, to help our business grow."

Laura Kane
Director of Communications and Marketing, Autonomous iOt

"sHYp has located in Aberdeen to take advantage of the region’s strong belief in Scotland’s ability to be a net exporter of green hydrogen. We have been championed by NZTC, have found great R&D lab space within James Hutton Institute and have many connections with companies around the city such ETZ and Port of Aberdeen whose focus on maritime uses for green hydrogen align perfectly with sHYp’s."

Jennie Morrison
Director, sHYp 

The Aberdeen City Region is primed for business and Invest Aberdeen is here to help

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