About Glasgow City of Science & Innovation

A pioneering partnership that aims to ensure everybody in the city region benefits from our world-class science and technology.

Our stated vision is “To work smarter, in partnership, to raise the profile of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a world-class science destination and leverage science and technology to boost sustainable development and quality of life”.

Our objectives as a co-ordinating organisation are to realise this vision by delivering on 5 key objectives:

  1. Raising our Profile: To achieve global recognition as a place of scientific excellence through a targeted communications strategy
  2. Demonstrating our Distinctiveness: To promote Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s distinctive science ‘offer’ to boost economic development and quality of life
  3. Showcasing our Vision: To build an inspirational portfolio of high-profile, brand-building, interdisciplinary disciplinary projects that demonstrate our vision
  4. Brokering Partnerships: To build on existing networks and broker new interdisciplinary, UK and international alliances
  5. Influencing Policy: To work in co-operation to influence and shape science and innovation policies in government, industry and academia whilst promoting scientific advance to address major societal challenges

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As a facilitation organisation, we bring partners together, now over 90 organisations, to make people’s lives healthier, longer and better by boosting new investment, jobs and skills within a buoyant, knowledge-based economy.

Acting as 'the heart' of of our innovation ecosystem Glasgow City of Science & Innovation will support local, national and international investors and funders; partners, industry and innovators; learners and educators; the public and the media by:

  • Creating a ‘common platform’ for science that facilitates knowledge and ideas exchange, interdisciplinary co-operation, fresh dialogues and connections whilst helping to avoid duplication of effort
  • Publishing synthesis reports and policy briefs
  • Supporting business objectives including brand exposure, corporate citizenship and wider community engagement
  • Promoting our offer for science, culture and place as well as science careers and enterprise education opportunities
  • Promoting ‘accessible’ science information and activities to inform, inspire and better connect the wider public with science.
  • By showcasing a diverse portfolio of current science-related activity across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
 

 

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News

   

Animal vision inspires new computer-controlled single-pixel cameras

Scientists have taken inspiration from how animals’ eyes work to create a new way for computer-con...

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CodeClan empowers employers to plug Scotland’s digital skills gap

CodeClan, the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy is reaching out to employers seek...

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Cycling to work may cut your risk of premature death by 40%

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost ...

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Blog

   

Design Creativity Through Humour and Improvisation

Coming up with good ideas is a funny old game! Dr Gillian Hatcher from the University of Strathclyde...

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Engage with Strathclyde Business School

Discover an engaging series of events aimed at public, private and third sector organisations arrang...

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Mining, Tourism and Settlements in Outer Space

Who owns the Moon? On 2 May, Dr Saskia Vermeylen will give an enlightening talk as part of Engage wi...

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Events

   

Images of Research Exhibition

Visit the exhibition to see this year's entries to the University of Strathclyde's annual Images of ...

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Making Glasgow a Sustainable Food City

The event addresses the societal issues of health and food provision in Scotland and how these issue...

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Images of Research Opening Night

Event host, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, is joined by some of this year's competition judges to annou...

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