Conferencing & Events

We're dedicated to making the events, facilities and service in the Technology and Innovation Centre as sustainable as possible. We want to work with our clients, visitors and staff to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle. We're very proud of achieving Green Tourism Gold status, a highlight in our efforts for a more sustainable future.

Take a look at our Green Policy and Visitor Charter.


The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) benefits from an innovative Combined Heat and Power District Energy Scheme, allowing the University to generate up to 50% of its electricity on campus and use the resultant heat in campus buildings.

Throughout TIC, you'll find recycling bins, energy-efficient taps and hand driers to reduce waste. We encourage you to consider ways to reduce waste at your event, thinking of alternative methods to provide information to delegates, and taking your exhibition and materials away with you to use again at your next event.

Exterior of the Technology & Innovation Centre

Making events greener

The International Input-Output Association (IIOA) Conference was keen to work with TIC to make their event as green as possible particularly around the catering elements, so bespoke vegetarian only menus were specially created. The Operations Team also recommended a company which coordinated all exhibition materials so only one delivery to TIC was required, helping reduce emissions.

Conference delegates standing with pop-ups, smiling at the camera


TIC is located in Glasgow city centre, within walking distance of bus, rail and underground stations, so we encourage you to travel using public transport. We're also close to cycle routes throughout the city, with plenty of bike racks across our Cycling Scotland Cycle Friendly campus. You can also hire a Next Bike, with racks located opposite TIC.

cyclists cycling through a park


Our accreditations recognise the ethical, sustainable and healthy options in our menus, sourcing local, seasonal produce where possible. These include Soil Association Food for Life standard, Red Tractor certification and Fair Trade certification.

We're working hard to reduce food waste with improved stock management and rotation systems and procedures. Real cutlery and crockery are provided at each serving of food and drink, to reduce single-use-plastic waste. Our onsite water bottling system brings you the best quality water from the most local source, eliminating the need for costly and polluting transportation and packaging.

Delegates helping themselves to a buffet in Level 2 Foyer of the Technology and Innovation Centre.  Photo: Lucy Knott

Dear Green Place

Conference delegates can enjoy the opportunity to explore the campus, taking in the beautiful street-art of the Wonderwall as they make their way towards the Rottenrow Gardens, offering a pleasant outdoor space to relax and unwind.

Rottenrow gardens