Grow in Scotland

Scotland has the optimum life science ecosystem for growth.

Whether you wish to grow your business, grow your investment or grow your academic career, Life Sciences Scotland is here to help you.

Scotland has one of the largest Life Sciences clusters in Europe, employing over 37,000 people across some 700 organisations. Life Sciences companies contribute in excess of £4.2bn turnover and about £2bn gross value added to the Scottish economy. Since 2010, company turnover increased by 29%, gross value added by 24% and total employment in companies by 13%.

Scotland is home to a range of multinationals and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a strong track record of creating and growing start ups. A thriving entrepreneurial culture in our universities creates more spin-outs than any other region of the UK.

Life Sciences in Scotland is wider than many perceive. It includes all like and health sciences; human, animal and plant, with key subsectors in pharmaceutical services, medical technologies, regenerative and precision medicine, digital health and industrial biotechnology.

Access Scotland advantages to help you grow: