Scotland's Innovation Centre programme was launched in 2012 by the Scottish Government to support transformational collaboration between universities and businesses. The programme is funded by the Scottish Funding Council with support from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Innovation Centres are designed to develop new and existing partnerships between academics in Scottish HEIs and businesses and new entrepreneurs. Each of the Centres has an independent structure for funding and innovation support.
The eight Innovation Centres are listed below together with links to their respective websites. For general enquiries please contact us to discuss by emailing our Research & Innovation Team or by calling them on +44 (0)1224 274236.
The NZTC develop and deploy technologies that reduce emissions, unlock the full potential of an integrated energy system and propel the energy industry towards a digital, automated, decarbonised future.
CENSIS is Scotland's Innovation Centre for sensing, imaging and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. They work with private and public organisations of all sizes to de-risk and accelerate innovation and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation.
The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) is part of the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Centre Programme, which is designed to support transformational collaboration between universities and businesses.
PMS-IC brings together industry innovators, clinicians and world-class researchers to collaborate on Precision Medicine opportunities. The focus is on linking Scotland’s domain expertise, data assets and delivery capability to accelerate the adoption of new products and services for a global market.
IBioIC is a networking and support organisation that connects industry, academia and government to bring biotechnology processes and products to the global market. IBioIC supports companies in their innovation journey working across the bioeconomy.
SAIC work to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the economic impact of aquaculture. Connecting businesses and academics, they fund and support commercially relevant, collaborative research. We also fund university places and run tailored training programmes.
Formerly Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, BE-ST's mission is to enable transformational change and accelerate the built environment’s transition to zero carbon emissions.