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

   

Virtual reality classrooms and teaching resources to be created by the University of Glasgow

Soon students at the University of Glasgow and around the world will be able travel inside the human...

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Scotland’s young innovators go head to head to tackle the global plastic crisis

A team of young Scots has won VentureJam 2018 with an innovative idea for a jukebox to encourage pla...

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Ultrasonic surgery project wins £6m funding

A research project aiming to find new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex, robot-assisted surge...

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Blog

   

Equality Through Innovation: The Educator

In our second Equality Through Innovation blog we meet Lise McCaffery, who is inspiring the next gen...

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Equality Through Innovation: The Problem Solver

Equality Through Innovation is a new blog series profiling inspirational social innovators working i...

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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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Events

   

The Future of Fintech

Symposium on the financial services industry with a focus on Finitech. Ticket includes lunch....

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The Galápagos Above and Below

Evening lecture about the Galápagos Islands by David and Jean Ainsley....

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The Mackintosh Festival

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

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