TIC Vision/Mission

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The University of Strathclyde has always had close links with industry and business, but today the University is taking partnership to a new level - challenging conventional thinking about university collaboration, and helping Scotland’s industries compete on the world stage.

The Technology and Innovation Centre revolutionises the way researchers in academia and industry collaborate and innovate together - up to 1200 researchers, engineers and project managers from academia and industry will work side-by-side in a state of the art building in the heart of Glasgow.

Together, we are finding solutions to challenges in sectors central to economic regeneration in Scotland and further afield - including power and energy, renewable technologies, photonics and sensors, advanced engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing and bio-nano systems.

Developed with industry, for industry, the Technology and Innovation Centre has already attracted major partners including Scottish and Southern Energy, the Weir Group, ScottishPower and several other major cross-sectoral industrial partners. The partnership will benefit from participation by large corporations and a large grouping of innovative SMEs.

The Technology and Innovation Centre and the surrounding International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) are expected to generate 700 new jobs and attract millions of pounds of inward investment to Glasgow.

At £89 million, the project is Strathclyde’s single-biggest investment in its research capacity. The University’s innovative approach has attracted financial backing from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council who recognise TIC’s potential to redefine the way Scottish Higher Education works with industry.

To find out how TIC can help your business, read more about our research themes, or contact us for more information.

Prof Jim McDonald, Principal - University of Strathclyde

"Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre will help transform Glasgow and Scotland. Based on our reputation for high quality research with industrial impact and relevance, it will attract millions of pounds of inward investment to the city, drive global businesses and create jobs – helping develop highly qualified graduates and postgraduates."

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor