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Venturefest Scotland

Scotland's summit for innovation on 9th September 2015, Glasgow Science Centre.

Connecting SMEs to academics, innovators and investors - FREE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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Our latest partners

The strength of our partnership lies in the diversity of our partners.

Amongst the most recent to become partners are Cohesion Medical, SRUK/CERU, TC BioPharm and GMAC Film.

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#ScienceSnaps

Cameras at the ready!

Snap science in action around Glasgow and the West of Scotland and you could win some great monthly prizes from Glasgow City of Science and our partner, Jessops.

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A story of innovation

Glasgow is a hotbed of innovation

From Sir Alexander Fleming with penicillin to John Logie Baird with TV; from John McAdam with macadamisation of road surfaces to James Beaumont Neilson with the blast furnace, as well as the architectural genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander “Greek” Thompson. It’s a story of invention, entrepreneurialism and transformation.

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Our offer to the scientific community

Glasgow and the West of Scotland have a deep-rooted scientific heritage

Glasgow is a great city, with great people, great companies and a great lifestyle. It also has a history of innovation from the famous names of the past like James Watt to those working in key science and technology sectors today.

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Success stories

Glasgow’s an international centre of engineering and science excellence

Whilst Glasgow is globally recognised as a vibrant city of culture and the arts, retail and architectural splendour, it’s less well known as a leading international destination for scientific discovery and innovation.

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Our sectors

Our priority sectors align to the key growth sectors.

Glasgow City of Science is focused on promoting cross-disciplinary projects that use science and innovation to tackle real-world challenges. Here are some examples that demonstrate the diversity of scientific activity happening across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

What is Glasgow City of Science?

Glasgow City of Science is a pioneering partnership that aims to ensure everybody in the city region benefits from science and technology.

It recognises the importance of communicating science as part of Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s heritage and culture.

The emergence of the Glasgow City of Science initiative signalled a commitment from multi-sector partners to work smarter together to leverage the region’s scientific potential as a major driver of sustainable economic development.

It is based in Scotland’s largest city, which is a focus for innovation and great place to invest. A city with great people and a high level of education and skills. A city committed to the growth sectors of the economy, all of which have a science element.

Take a look at our Sectors

Glasgow City of Science is focused on promoting cross-disciplinary projects that use science and innovation to tackle real-world challenges. Here are some examples that demonstrate the diversity of scientific activity happening across Glasgow and the West of Scotland. [Case Study Template]

What’s happening

This is a living, breathing website with regular updates on news, blogs and events. It’s the place to come back to again and again if you want to know what’s happening in the science and technology world in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

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News

   

How can we improve the survival of patients with end-stage liver disease?

A two day special conference on tackling the multifaceted condition of End-Stage Liver Disease is to...

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Smartphone app makes texting easier

A smartphone app that makes texting and emailing much easier – particularly for older people and t...

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Next generation of high power lasers being developed by researchers

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are developing groundbreaking plasma based light amplif...

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Blog

   

George’s marvellous memorial

Continuing the series on "Who's Shoulders Are These Anyway?", Kirsty Martin takes us on the journey ...

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What’s In Your DNA, Friedrich Miescher?

The second in series of posts from Kirsty Martin on "Who's Shoulders Are These Anyway?" takes a clos...

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Glasgow’s Green Year 2015; Biodiversity July!

Biodiversity in abundance this July, writes the team at Green Glasgow, with lot's of great opportuni...

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Events

   

Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this ...

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Venturefest Scotland

Free, annual business and network event connecting SMEs with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors an...

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Health, Lies and Videotape

Do you remember the public health films of the mid-20th century? Films of fat children, bad hygiene...

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