The Principal meets The Queen as she arrives at the Technology & Innovation Centre.

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:

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.

Our Technology & Innovation gallery

Have a look at some images from the formal opening event.

  • The crowds eagerly await the arrival of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
  • The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • The Principal talks with The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen at the official opening of the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • The Principal meets The Queen as she arrives at the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • Professor Alastair Florence shows The Queen and Angela Constance, Minister of Education & Lifelong Learning around the CMAC laboratories.
  • Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald introduces The Queen to members of Strathclyde's creche.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh is shown around the Centre for White Space Communications.
  • Professor Alastair Florence shows The Queen and guests around the CMAC laboratories.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh meets with young researchers in the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • Our researchers crowd around the Technology & Innovation Centre hoping to catch a glimpse of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Our researchers take photos of The Queen as she visits the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meet young people in the Technology & Innovation Centre
  • The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen unveil the plaque.
  • The crowds eagerly await the arrival of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
  • The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • The Principal talks with The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen at the official opening of the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • The Principal meets The Queen as she arrives at the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • Professor Alastair Florence shows The Queen and Angela Constance, Minister of Education & Lifelong Learning around the CMAC laboratories.
  • Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald introduces The Queen to members of Strathclyde's creche.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh is shown around the Centre for White Space Communications.
  • Professor Alastair Florence shows The Queen and guests around the CMAC laboratories.
  • Our researchers crowd around the Technology & Innovation Centre hoping to catch a glimpse of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh meets with young researchers in the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • Our researchers take photos of The Queen as she visits the Technology & Innovation Centre.
  • The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meet young people in the Technology & Innovation Centre
  • The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen unveil the plaque.

Discover more about the Technology & Innovation Centre

About the Technology & Innovation Centre

Watch our video and find out more about the Technology & Innovation Centre.

The Technology & Innovation Centre is over 25,000 square metres – equivalent of 100 tennis courts

New state-of-the-art conferencing & events facilities

Interior of the TIC

Our brand new Technology & Innovation Centre offers:

  • a 450-seat main auditorium
  • a 150-seat auditorium
  • 10 seminar/breakout rooms
  • first-class catering facilities