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

   

SHE Software expand into new office as headcount increases

Scottish technology company SHE Software continues its ongoing expansion, doubling the size of its i...

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University of Glasgow to share in £80m quantum tech funding boost

The University of Glasgow’s world-leading expertise in quantum technology has been given a boost w...

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Eight mental health research networks announced by UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced eight new mental health networks to bring together r...

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Blog

   

Forge ahead

On Friday the 28th of September, from 10am to 5pm, Explorathon 2018 will be hosted in the iconic For...

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Explorathon Extravaganza is back!

Explorathon 2018 is set to ignite a passion for research in families and friends across Glasgow for ...

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Explorathon '18: The secret (and dangerous) world of space junk

Space debris has a kind of sci-fi kudos attached to it. Space Debris. Space Junk. It almost sounds c...

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Events

   

MCM Scotland Comic Con

A US-style comic con and celebration of superheroes, sci-fi, TV, gaming, trading cards, toys, anime ...

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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore....

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Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza

Celebration of Glasgow's diverse community and natural wildlife, with a communal picnic share, forag...

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