Glasgow innovation hub sets the scene for new life sciences cluster

Glasgow Health Innovation Hub

The University of Glasgow and Kadans Science Partner, supported by Scottish Enterprise, have announced plans to construct a new Health Innovation Hub in Govan in Glasgow.

It is hope that the new centre, which is due for completion in summer 2025, will set the stage for a thriving life sciences cluster in the area.

The hub represents a flagship investment within the University’s Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID). It will be home to commercial businesses as well as the University of Glasgow-led Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine.

A key aspect of the programme will be to enhance collaboration and partnerships between academia, industry, clinicians and the community to better tackle healthcare challenges for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

The Hub will include both laboratory and office space for life science and health businesses, with research links to both the University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Professor Iain McInnes, University of Glasgow Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, said: “The University and Kadans Health Innovation Hub will be the cornerstone of our UKRI Strength in Places-funded Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine. The world-class facilities created here will be key to the supportive and dynamic ecosystem that brings together academics, industry partners and the NHS to achieve this goal. The Health Innovation Hub will be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation to better tackle global healthcare challenges, bringing real-world benefits to patients and the NHS.”

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