Hello and a very warm welcome to our seventh blog.  I trust that you are all well and adjusting to the ever-changing “normal”.  Or as I learned the other week, pivoting is the buzz word for changing, modifying and innovating through Covid-19!

This week’s spotlight is on Inovo - the building adjacent to the Technology and Innovation Centre

This five-storey Grade A office building was built by Scottish Enterprise and was originally designed to provide accommodation for companies involved in the renewable industry.  In recent years, it has changed hands and is now owned by the University of Strathclyde.

Completed in September 2013, Inovo was the first office building in Glasgow to achieve an ‘A’ energy performance certificate and an Excellent BREEAM rating.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Merchant City and the Innovation District, this building both accommodates and encourages collaboration between businesses, key industry partners and the University of Strathclyde. 

Exterior view of Inovo and TIC

Woman working on her laptop in Inovo

Inovo means innovation and this certainly is an exemplary building – with communal collaborative areas, a business lounge and meeting rooms that act as hubs for information-sharing and collaboration. 

Inovo is home to a number of organisations including three UK catapults:

As well as four Scottish Innovation Centres:

In addition, Spartan SolutionsDatalytics Technology and M Squared Lasers are also located within Inovo.

Inovo bridges the gap between industry and academia by offering co-location opportunities and creates an ideal environment for industry to harness cutting edge research. This has helped to create a thriving new centre of excellence for technology and innovation which continues to appeal to companies from Scotland and further afield.