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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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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 partners

Glasgow City of Science is a pioneering partnership

Our partners span a range of disciplines and all have common interests to work smarter, in partnership, to raise the profile of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a distinctive, world-class science destination.

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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.

What’s happening

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News

   

Quantum leap for Imaging Hub

Cameras which use just a single pixel to see through smoke, imaging systems which can time light to ...

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Do you speak Java? Computing club phenomenon comes to Ayrshire

We use computers for lots of reasons - entertainment, work, shopping, information finding, networkin...

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Paisley-born inventor of PIN and ATM receives Honorary Doctorate

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) honoured the inventor of Personal Identification Number (PI...

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Blog

   

Skills legacy for community through reCYCLE project

reCYCLE is an innovative collaboration project in the city that takes unwanted bicycles, refurbishes...

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Glasgow’s Green Year 2015 – ‘From Steam to Green’

Glasgow is to host its first ever 'themed' year in 2015 - a Green Year. The Green Glasgow team are w...

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Glasgow’s living classrooms

Joanne Dempster, OPAL Community Scientist for the Open Air Laboratories Project writes on the Glasgo...

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Events

   

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka's kinetic sculptures come to life with a magical music and light show to accompany the mec...

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Pre-viewing Planetarium Show

The new digital planterarium can project thousands of stars in an accurate representation of the nig...

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Winter Viewing Nights: Planetarium Show

View the wonders of the night sky without bad weather obscuring the view. The new digital planetariu...

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