Industry success through research partnerships
The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre aims to transform the relationship between the aquaculture industry and research community. We aim to generate closer connections between these two communities. We want to foster innovative industry-relevant collaboration.
One of eight Innovation Centres established by the Scottish Government in 2013-2014, we are funded by the Scottish Funding Council (in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise) and by industry.
The aim of all our work is commercial success and economic growth. Our long-term success can be measured in terms of aquaculture’s contribution to Scotland’s economy and reputation.
The Innovation Centre programme has been registered with the European Commission as a General Block Exemption Scheme. For further information, please click here.
Our impact on the Scottish economy
The aquaculture industry contributes an aggregate economic impact of up to £1.4 billion annually to the Scottish economy. Yet there is scope to do more, and the Scottish Government has set increased aquaculture production targets for 2020.
The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre will help the industry meet these increased production targets. In doing so, we will also help the industry to provide valuable jobs and income for the Scottish economy.