Launched in 2012, the Innovation Centres programme is financed by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise.

There are eight Innovation Centres in total, ranging from aquaculture to oil and gas, and sensors to digital health; each one connecting businesses within its sector with Scotland’s superb network of research expertise.

The common aim – to simplify the innovation landscape and, in doing so, help Scotland’s businesses to tackle challenges, realise commercial gains from innovation and compete globally.

The Independent Review of the Innovation Centres
2016 saw the first Independent Review of the Innovation Centres Programme chaired by Professor Graeme Reid. The review found the ICs are well on track to deliver economic benefits to Scotland by boosting collaboration between businesses and universities.

State aid registration
The Innovation Centre programme has been registered with the European Commission as a General Block Exemption Scheme. More information on this can be found on the Scottish Funding Council’s website.

For more information on our fellow Innovation Centres, simple click on their logos below.

  • the data lab
  • ogic
  • Ibiolc
  • csic
  • censis
  • digital health and car institute
  • stratified medicine scotland