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The District sits within the historic heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city

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 in Glasgow City Innovation District.


Where we are

What does Glasgow City Innovation District have to offer?

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Significant investment

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

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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 International Airport.

Students enjoy coffee in Aroma, Lord Todd.
Great people

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

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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 The Briggait, Trongate 103, Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery, Barras Art & Design and the Tron Theatre.

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History of innovation

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

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Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

You'll have proximity to the emerging Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District at Inchinnan.

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Events capability

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

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Vibrant living

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

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There's plenty of highly desirable living accommodation nearby.