Connect to The Ecosystem

Scotland’s appetite for collaboration and inclusive network of ambitious professionals is combined with a physical, concentrated infrastucture of life sciences hubs, world leading universities and healthcare systems.

Scotland provides a highly concentrated ecosystem of bespoke facilities deliberately located at the heart of academic and health clusters that connect industry to world leading research and health professionals and support business growth.  This physical infrastructure is enhanced by further Science Parks in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness with further exciting developments across the country include the new £56m Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre and £65m National Manufacturing Institute Scotland near Glasgow airport, a new Precision Medicine Living Lab in Glasgow, a £25m investment to grow the Tayside Biomedical Cluster and a £40m BioHub in Aberdeen. 

With Innovation and Commercialisation at the heart of Scotland’s life sciences sector and its growth, a network of incubators, innovation centres and enterprise agencies supports start-ups, spinouts and scale-ups through research and funding. 

Find out more about Scotland’s:


BioHubs  – located at the heart of Academia and Healthcare

Incubators – for start-ups, spinouts and scale-ups

Innovation Centres –  connecting industry to academia

Enterprise Agencies – supporting Business Growth

Companies – providing innovation to the industry including therapeutics, clinical research, health informatics and agritech


Furthermore, given the scale of the world’s health and climate challenges, Research Innovation Scotland has been created to drive interdisciplinary research and cross-specialty collaboration. Research Innovation Scotland showcases the wide range of activities across the Scottish research and innovation landscape; alerts and educates academics, research students and businesses on opportunities for collaboration and ignites new cross-sector partnerships to drive economic and social change.