The boss of one of the world's biggest vertical farming companies says Scotland is punching above its weight when it comes to new business ideas.
US entrepreneur Sonia Lo, of Crop One Holdings, said it had successfully combined expertise in science, engineering and invention.
Speaking at a gathering of international business leaders in Gleneagles, Perthshire, organised by the Entrepreneurial Scotland organisation, Ms Lo said Scotland had a great tradition of engineering expertise and invention.
She added: "It also has a very robust capability in asset management. Those two things allow it to punch above its weight.
"As an entrepreneur in Scotland, having access to great scientific capability as well as perhaps the government in a public private partnership, shoring up the venture capital capability, would really allow it to flourish."