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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 BioCity Scotland, EDT, Scottish Opera, and Science Grrl.

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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.

What’s happening

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News

   

Dance steps energise Green Year app launch

The energetic dance moves of students and active seniors from Glasgow have helped to power the launc...

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Scottish scientists slow speed of light through space

Scottish scientists have demonstrated that photons travelling in free space can be slowed down to le...

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Researchers trial LED lighting for tracking people with dementia

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are investigating the development of low-cost GPS...

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Blog

   

Glasgow City of Botanists

In 2015, Science Centres and Botanical gardens across Europe will celebrate local biodiversity. Joan...

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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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Events

   

Adventurers

See and learn about the machines which have been the choice mode of transport for rebels, hellraiser...

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Scientist For The Day: Citizen Science Workshops

Take a tour of Glasgow Museums Resource Centre's natural history collection, take part in practical ...

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Environmental Explorer Days

Learn how to be a citizen scientist. Find out how to care for the environment, help toads cross the ...

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