A REGIONAL hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is being developed in Aberdeen by private-sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) in a collaboration with digital tech incubator CodeBase.

The £1.5 million refurbishment of RGU’s former administration building in the city’s Schoolhill will create the ONE Digital & Entrepreneurship (ONE D&E) Hub, a focal point for activity and investment to develop a vibrant digital cluster in the north-east economy.

Due to open in spring 2019, the hub will offer hot desking, co-working and office space for early-stage digital companies as they grow towards investor readiness with flexible accommodation for established and growing digital companies.

It will also provide the base for the recently-formed ONE CodeBase partnership between ONE D&E and CodeBase, and for RGU’s new entrepreneurship accelerator programme, announced in May, which will fund and support teams of entrepreneurial students, staff and recent alumni in creating new businesses.