Soben Joins Scotland’s ‘Smart Things’ Accelerator to Support Tech Start Ups

28th September 2021

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Soben has joined the recently launched ‘smart things’ accelerator programme, Filament STAC, as one of the programme’s corporate partners, alongside global tech giants such as Arrow and Plexus.

Filament STAC aims to jumpstart the nation’s ‘smart things’ sector and will run an 18-month programme supporting 10 companies across each cohort, supported by a world-class tech partnership ecosystem in Scotland.

Filament STAC will also build on the IoT foundations already put in place by CENSIS, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for sensing, imaging and IoT technologies, and Glasgow-headquartered product design firm Filament.

The three-year targets for Filament STAC in Scotland are for the creation of more than 25 IoT companies supporting around 750 jobs, reporting revenue in the region of £750 million, with cohort companies raising investment in excess of £100 million.

The programme is underpinned by an industry-government partnership which will see Scottish Enterprise support the first phase of growth alongside Filament, Plexus Corp, a global leader in complex design, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services, and CENSIS.

As part of Soben’s corporate partnership with Filament STAC, Soben’s Founder and CEO Scott Smyth will take part in events throughout the programme, sharing his experiences of growing his own business and expanding into international markets.

Commenting on Soben’s involvement in Filament STAC, Scott said: “Taking part in the Filament STAC smart things accelerator programme is a great way to work with young businesses and have a positive impact on growth of the ‘smart things’ sector in Scotland.

“I very much look forward to working with the cohort of businesses chosen for the first phase of the programme and hope to offer inspiration and mentorship, sharing Soben’s growth story and my own personal experiences of growing a global business.”


To find out more about Filament STAC visit the website .