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.How we support innovation
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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
Graduates seeking a career in aquaculture now have a direct route into the sector, with the launch of a new collaboration between the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and its industry partners.
An innovative project to get Scottish mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment has received an international boost with a visit from Tasmanian partners Spring Bay Seafoods – operators of one of the world’s few commercial-scale mussel hatcheries.
Following two successful years, The Data Lab will be expanding our MSc scholarship programme to 130 students for 2017/18. This represents an increase of over 40% from last year.
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million innovation fund, which has opened for applications.