The Innovation District model is known worldwide as an effective way of developing new ideas, technologies, and business practice. Bursting with energy, passion, and creativity, Glasgow is perfectly placed to benefit from this model. 

The proximity to the University of Strathclyde gives companies easy access to a talented, highly-skilled workforce, as well as close links with the University’s dedicated team for industry-academic interaction.

The District boasts well-established business, education and cultural communities and assets. Alongside this, there's an existing community of organisations and companies working to develop new technologies and designs, while showcasing creative talent.

With a growing innovation community, technology and creative strengths, more and more businesses are choosing to locate to Glasgow City Innovation District.

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Relative to other parts of the city centre, the Innovation District is very cost-effective - the quality of space we were able to afford here was way beyond similar spaces in the city.

Neil Logan, CEO, Incremental Group


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What does Glasgow City Innovation District have to offer?

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Leading-edge research

Easy access to research expertise and first-class facilities at Strathclyde and partner universities internationally.

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Excellent transport links

You'll have direct access to the UK motorway, national & suburban rail network, and Glasgow Airport.

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Great people

You'll have access to a highly-educated workforce, graduate pool, and extensive skills base.

Significant investment

The District's seeing significant investment, providing companies with room to grow, thrive and collaborate.

Multiple knowledge sectors

You'll be based in a city that accommodates multiple knowledge sectors with an ability to scale expertise around your needs.

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Collaborative community

You'll have the opportunity to build a strong, knowledge-sharing, collaborative community through a growing calendar of events.

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Creative environment

Immerse yourself in a culturally, creative and artistic environment which includes South Block The Briggait, Trongate 103, Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery, Barras Art & Design and the Tron Theatre.

History of innovation

Surround yourself with a proud history of innovation and translating cutting-edge research into benefits for business, the economy, and society.

Vibrant living

Experience the vibrant urban living and social scene within Merchant Square, pop-up shops, restaurants, and visitor attractions.

Events capability

You'll have access to international events capability and social learning spaces.

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There's plenty of highly desirable living accommodation nearby.

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Innovation Ecosystem

You'll be part of a vibrant innovation ecosystem.