Innovation centres family

The Scottish Funding Council launched the Innovation Centre programme in 2012 to support transformational collaboration between universities and businesses and working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The Centres aim to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship across Scotland’s key economic sectors, create jobs and grow the economy.  

Innovation Centres have backing from industry and will draw on all of Scotland’s research expertise in the relevant sector to work on problems and opportunities identified by industry. They will add value through secondments, industrial studentships, spaces for collaborative work and shared access to equipment.

Innovation Centres also support skills and training to develop the next generation of researchers and knowledge exchange practitioners through masters and post-doctoral level provision. 

The innovation centre family

Innovative sensor and imaging solutions. Reducing risks, costs and time to market for industrial applications.

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Delivering a university matchmaking service and providing access to innovation funding for the entire oil and gas supply chain.

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Here to strengthen Scotland’s local industry and transfer world-leading research in informatics and computer science.

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Right patient right drug, right time. Applying genomic medicine to the NHS and Pharma/bio clinical development.

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Constructively disrupting health and care provision through innovating the right products and services and establishing a new digital health economy for Scotland.

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Industry success through research partnerships: driving applied research to boost the long-term economic benefits of farmed fish, shellfish and aquatic plant life.

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Bio-based solutions for the chemical, life science and energy industries – led by industry for industry.

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Blending industry demand driven challenges with world-leading academic expertise to supercharge growth across the construction sector in Scotland.

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