Scotland's first innovation district

Glasgow City Innovation District is a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration. It builds on Scotland’s rich tradition of scientific excellence and industrial collaboration.

Bringing together ambitious, forward-thinking people, the District is tackling societal and global challenges and driving inclusive economic growth.

Heart of Glasgow

Located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, the District is home to many innovative companies and organisations who've located here to nurture and accelerate growth, improve productivity, and access world-class research and technology from the University.

With its world-class skills and talent base, excellent transport links, and reputation as a desirable city to ‘live, work and play’, Glasgow is the ideal place to create a thriving community of companies, researchers and innovation support organisations. These are the key principles of a successful innovation district.

Get in touch to find out how your company or organisation could benefit from Glasgow City Innovation District’s transformative opportunities and investment.

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The Innovation District puts the right infrastructure in place to help people and organisations grow. The combination of talent, collaboration, and focus on success is unbeatable.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal, University of Strathclyde

Sir Jim McDonald

Innovation hubs based in the District

The District represents the heart of high-tech innovation in Glasgow and the UK more broadly. M Squared already holds a presence and working relationship with Strathclyde, and having completed my PhD there, I understand first-hand how invaluable access and close proximity to research facilities can be.

Graeme Malcolm, CEO and co-founder, M Squared

Graeme Malcolm from M2 lasers

Creating a Climate Neutral Innovation District

As part of the development of Glasgow City Innovation District, the University of Strathclyde is leading an ambitious project to a 100% renewable climate-neutral and climate-resilient area within the district. The project aims to integrate heat, power, transport, climate adaptation and wellbeing solutions that will benefit everyone in the area of the Innovation District.

Find out more about our ambitions