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

   

Scottish EDGE awards record £1.8m to startups

Following a £1 million funding increase from Scottish Enterprise, Scottish EDGE has awarded 24 winn...

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Vietnamese officials learn about Scotland's social security system

Vietnamese government officials spent almost two weeks at City of Glasgow College as part of a train...

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Glasgow School of Art alumna wins Turner Prize

Glasgow School of Art alumna Charlotte Prodger has won the 2018 Turner Prize for a film shot entirel...

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Blog

   

Equality Through Innovation: The Comedian

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

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Equality Through Innovation: The Diversifier

Pheona Matovu spent years in immigration limbo and is now helping companies to innovate by fostering...

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Optimisation and Uncertainty Quantification: Two Questions for Teachers

In an expanding world with limited resources and increasing complexity, optimisation and computation...

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Events

   

The Mackintosh Festival

Festival celebrating the creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The programme includes exhibi...

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Marvellous Meteors -- No Children Required!

A ranger-led event where interested adults can hear a short talk on the stars, before searching the ...

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Stargazing at Mugdock

Learn some fascinating facts about space. ...

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