The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise), with funding matched by Scotland’s aquaculture industry.

Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) is the national, strategic body that is responsible for funding teaching and learning provision, research and other activities in Scotland’s 25 colleges and 19 universities and higher education institutions. The SFC launched the Innovation Centre programme in 2012 to support transformational collaboration between universities and businesses.

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Scottish Enterprise (SE)

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. Its role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth. It supports ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland’s globally competitive sectors. It also works with a range of partners in the public and private sectors to attract new investment to Scotland and to help create a world-class business environment.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Its purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Highlands and Islands.

HIE has a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. It works in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.

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