Glasgow City Innovation District
Technology & Innovation Zone

The Technology and Innovation Zone sits within the Glasgow City Innovation District (GCID) - Scotland’s first innovation district and a global hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration.

GCID anchored by Strathclyde is a partnership between Glasgow City Council, the University, Scottish EnterpriseGlasgow Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurial Scotland and is home to innovative companies and organisations, as well as UK Catapult centres and Scottish Funding Council innovation centres.

The Technology and Innovation Zone will build on Strathclyde’s successful ‘industry cluster’ model. This is a collaborative approach with industry, government and innovation centres working together to identify and deliver challenge-led innovation opportunities. The Technology and Innovation Zone will rapidly accelerate the growth of six new industry clusters:

Glasgow City Innovation District

Scotland's first innovation district

Glasgow City Innovation District is a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration. It builds on Scotland’s rich tradition of scientific excellence and industrial collaboration.

Bringing together ambitious, forward-thinking people, the District is tackling societal and global challenges and driving inclusive economic growth.

Glasgow City Innovation District

Charles Huang Foundation:
A transformational gift

In September 2021, the University received £50 million from alumnus and global business leader Dr Charles Huang from his philanthropic foundation.

The gift is the largest Strathclyde has ever received – and is set to transform the lives of students and the global communities we serve.

Read more about the four areas the gift will support.

Charles Huang Foundation

Dr Charles Huang and Professor Sir Jim McDonald.