Technology & Innovation Centre - Royal Opening
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have formally opened our flagship Technology & Innovation Centre
Our landmark £89-million Centre is transforming the way academics collaborate with business, industry and the public sector. We're working together to improve Scotland and the UK's standing in the global economy.
Last July, we welcomed Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh as they formally opened the Centre.
They met a number of our researchers, engineers and project managers who work in the Technology & Innovation Centre. They're working side-by-side on projects spanning future cities, manufacturing, health and energy.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited a number of areas in our new centre:
- The Institute for Energy & Environment
- The Weir Advanced Research Centre
- The Centre for Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation
- The Institute of Future Cities' City Observatory
- The Department of Physics
- Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
- The Centre for Molecular Nanometrology
Have a look at Her Majesty's tour, as it happened on the day:
Our Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, said:
The formal opening of the Technology & Innovation Centre, by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, is a defining event for the entire Strathclyde community.
In the spirit of our founding mission as the place of useful learning, work-streams in the Centre are delivering high-impact innovation and shaping technologies to improve human health, transform the energy landscape, set new standards in manufacturing and contribute to the development of future cities.
Our partners, students and the global community we serve have responded with overwhelming positivity to the incredible opportunities that the Technology & Innovation Centre will open up – both today and for future generations.