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.How we support innovation
How we can help
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.”
Emotech’s Olly the Robot – with personality!
We’re very excited about the latest innovative collaboration made possible by The Data Lab: Emotech’s Olly the robot. Olly is a showcase of Emotech’s AI technology and is the first step in demonstrating how conversation interfaces can be applied across various industry uses. In other words, Olly is a robot with…
CENSIS targets better security on smart devices
As our homes fill with smart TVs, lights, kettles and even smart toys, concerns are rising about the security of internet-connected devices. From talking teddy bears to car security systems to healthcare devices such as pacemakers, there is concern that hackers may too easily access and exploit our private data.…
Innovative Scottish timber companies to share £100,000 of support
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.
Boost to Data Talent in Scotland with The Data Lab MSc Scholarships
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.