The organisation is co-hosting two projects focusing on mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) and cyber-resilience.
The cyber-resilience project will be run in conjunction with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, while the MaaS project is being carried out as a partnership with Technology Scotland.
The Cyber Resilience project will build on existing work to map and understand Scotland’s cyber security landscape. ScotlandIS and SBRC engage Scottish industry and the public sector to make cyber security more attractive to investors and deliver a compelling international proposition. It is hoped the cluster will provide a powerful voice in strengthening, representing and channeling this critical and rapidly evolving sector.
Mobility-as-a-Service is viewed as a significant component in the future of travel. Driven by technological advances, as well as changes in consumer expectations, MaaS brings together all means of travel, transport providers and payment options into one single service. The goal is to give customers instant and seamless access to all transport modes, from trains and trams to buses and bikes. It also offers significant opportunities in other aspects of smart cities and smart mobility, enabling the harnessing of data from sensors and imaging systems to improve air quality, traffic prediction and flow, road safety and citizen security.
Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS, said: “Building intelligent and coordinated public transport networks will be key in addressing society’s mobility needs in the years ahead and our members will be involved in shaping this major project. Cyber resilience is already a vital area with a constant need to protect businesses, and society in general. The cyber resilience project presents exceptional opportunities for companies to develop new products and services to ensure a secure operating environment for businesses, and citizens.
“For our members, being involved in the respective clusters allows them to influence major digital projects that will benefit Scotland as a whole and will provide business opportunities here and further afield.”