Scotland's dedicated
smart things and IOT accelerator

smart things

STAC exists to support start-ups developing smart things. 

This year, an estimated 46 billion connected devices worldwide enable the use of data in industry, energy, cities and the medical sector. By 2030, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast to be worth $1.5 trillion. 

The market is growing rapidly and our goal is to help Scottish start-ups become key players in a connected world.

The Smart Things Accelerator Centre is a unique IOT tech accelerator dedicated to scaling start-ups to become sustainable, globally competitive companies.

4 step programme

We are focused on supporting our cohort to have the highest chance of long term success, through meaningful mentorship delivered over an 18 month proven programme, and supported directly by industry.





Where can SMART THINGS make a difference?

  • Technology and IoT can create incredible social impact.
  • Smart things can harness pollution, save energy, and make economies circular.
  • They can diagnose and analyse, improve inclusion and quality of life, and connect isolated people and things.
  • They can make farming and manufacturing leaner, cleaner, greener.

scotland on the map

We are on a mission to build Scotland's next generation of internationally successful companies.

We are Scotland’s first national centre for IoT and Smart Product development. We connect growing start-ups with leading technology, professional mentors, a world class board of advisors and the best in class industry partners, delivering a meaningful programme to support all aspects of their development.

stac ecosystem

At STAC, success is powered by partnership. Opportunities are ignited by connection to a diverse team, cohort, industry network, and our wider community.

We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing, and increasingly diverse, world.

Engaging with STAC, as a start-up, a partner, or as part of our community, you meet the best talent, unlock unique opportunities and access the best technology. Irrelevant of your size, age or type of organisation STAC’s ecosystem allows you to grow in a fast moving, exciting industry.

Join the programme

Are you a start up with an idea in.....

Climate crisis & environmental impact (including renewables, circular economy, cleantech, transport, electric vehicles, smart city, smart home, natural resource management)
Healthcare & Medtech (incl. wearables, patient monitoring, diagnosis, analysis, inclusivity (ageing, ability, geography, etc)
Food & drink production (incl. agriculture/SmartAG, aquaculture, manufacturing efficiency, waste management)

or are you developing any smart thing, connected device or IoT device? We want to hear from you.

where to find us

get in touch

Whether you’re curious about STAC, interested in being a sponsor, or looking to join our next cohort – we want to hear from you! 

Now Open

Applications have opened for the third intake of founders, come and join us!