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

   

Glasgow Kelvin College and Indian partners create apprenticeships for people with additional support needs

Glasgow Kelvin College has welcomed a delegation of partners from India and announced plans to devel...

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IBioIC leads successful bid to boost Scotland’s ‘bio-revolution’

Ambitious plans to boost the economic impact of Scotland’s burgeoning industrial biotechnology sec...

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Ground-breaking pancreatic cancer trial reaches patient milestone

A ground-breaking pancreatic cancer trial, which aims to match patients with more targeted and effec...

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Blog

   

Your guide to all the STEM events at Aye Write! 2019

Explore what’s on offer at Glasgow’s book festival this March. ...

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You might not know it yet, but industrial biotechnology is vital to our future

Roger Kilburn, CEO of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, explains how IB is changing th...

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Equality Through Innovation: The Comedian

Anna Devitt is using the power of comedy to help disadvantaged young people in Scotland. ...

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Events

   

Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

Aye Write! remains committed to celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing. The 2019...

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Bhutan in the Footsteps of George Sherriff

A fabulous exhibition of Sherriff's plant expedition trips to Bhutan in the 1930s and 1940s where he...

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Wildlife Citizen Science

A talk on conservation surveys and bioblitzes. ...

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