The abundance of world class innovation in Scotland is uniquely connected by a physical infrastructure and an appetite for collaboration that elevates opportunities and accelerates company growth.  By bringing industry closer to people from healthcare, academia and government the network enables the community to overcontribute to global healthcare challenges and overperform in attracting research funding, inward investment and new, innovative start-ups.


At the heart of the sector is our group – The Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group; an alliance of industry professionals working with academic, government and NHS leadership to ensure patients have access to new and existing innovative treatments and the industry continues to grow to £8bn turnover by 2025 through:


  • Leveraging our world leading capabilities in Pharmaceutical Innovation, Health Technology and Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture

  • Accelerating the development and adoption of data-driven healthcare and digital innovation 

  • Investing in our talent, proactively identifying and providing the right skills for the future


The Power of Proximity

One of the world’s highest concentrations of life sciences hubs, world leading universities and healthcare systems, Scotland’s bespoke infrastructure and inclusive network of ambitious professionals physically brings the right people with the right capabilities to your business.  For companies looking to start, scale, manufacture or outsource Scotland provides:


Bespoke life sciences hubs purposely built at the heart of academic research and healthcare delivery

Innovation centres and institutes of excellence created to actively connect industry to academic expertise and real-world healthcare challenges

An Industry Leadership Group that translates the appetite for collaboration across NHS, government and academia into projects, initiatives and groups that realise our shared vision