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Take your idea to the next level

Business. Service. Or charity. If you’re looking to push the limits of what can be done or delivered, Scotland’s Innovation Centres can help. Perhaps you want to improve an existing product, process or service. Maybe you’ve identified an all-new opportunity and the means to capitalise on it. Whatever your idea, whatever your sector, the Innovation Centres have the connections and know-how to take your idea from early concept to market entry.

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Backed by the Scottish Government, with support from its enterprise agencies and universities, the £120m Innovation Centre programme accelerates technological advances by forging new collaborations between people like you and Scotland’s world-leading researchers. From day one, and at every stage of the partnership thereafter, we’ll work closely with you to understand your aims, identify the challenges and how best to overcome them.

"Celtic Renewables is delighted to be a Core member of IBioIC, as the strategic imperatives and key initiatives being developed by IBioIC to help support the expansion of Industrial Biotechnology in the UK have strong alignment to the strategic plans of Celtic Renewables. In addition the collaborative partnerships and expanding IBioIC network provide a range of opportunities for the further development of the Celtic Renewables technology."Mark Simmers, CEO, Celtic Renewables

"One thing I can say is your support to us has been phenomenal. You've championed us to the Scottish business community. You've facilitated our meeting with local energy professionals. You've funded part of our research. I could go on. You've simply been amazing!"Donald N Baker, Founder & CIO, Brainn Wave Technologies Limited

"It is fantastic to see how CENSIS is succeeding in gaining mindshare in Scotland . Your ventures into IOT are an exciting area of collaboration and I look forward to this continuing and building on the relationships that we've developed with the CENSIS team to date."Douglas McGarrie, CTO IBM Scotland

"Since this collaborative ​work started in 2014 with DHI developing and extending the Programme over the last year, Mydex CIC has found that ​the [NGDR] NGDS ​process genuinely ​enables participants to learn and develop in the Team Scotland collaborative approach.​

As a Scottish ​Community Interest Company, the DHI ​experience has also ​empowered us in relationships with other ​organisations, SMEs,​ the third sector, Academics​ and serving the citizens of Scotland. Mydex is looking forward to continuing to work with the DHI to move person centred services, prevention and early intervention into the heart of our personal data ecosystem and improving outcomes for the citizens of Scotland."Alex Stobart, Mydex


Scotland’s the smart choice for smart sensors

A new report from global research consultants Frost & Sullivan explains why Scotland is a key hub for the development and commercialisation of sensor and imaging technologies.


Inspiring innovation in Scotland – confidence will be the key

Ian Reid, Chief Executive of CENSIS talks about the state of innovation in Scotland after a debate with TEDx Glasgow 2016 delegates.


Win a FREE place at The Data Lab's data science Boot Camp

A free place on a pioneering Data Science Boot Camp training programme is being offered by specialist recruitment agency, MBN Solutions. Places on the much-anticipated course, aimed at upskilling those with raw analytical grounding into bona fide data scientists, are worth £7,000.


The Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) The Glasgow School of Art and help promote breastfeeding

Visits to Elgin businesses for World Breastfeeding Week follow DHI’s Experience Lab workshops with medical professionals, new mothers and senior school pupils.

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Supported by the Scottish Funding Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise. The Centres aim to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship across Scotland’s key economic sectors, create jobs and grow the economy.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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