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University of Glasgow - Clinical Innovation Zone

University of Glasgow - Clinical Innovation Zone



The University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde have win several awards for their joint strategic planning in support of industry innovation.  The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus boasts unbeatable infrastructure, including a 500 seat lecture theatre which is regularly used for industry –facing conferences.  The campus also hosts the development of new diagnostics.  In addition, the Catapult for Precision Medicine (Centre of Excellence) is located on site to support industry collaboration.  The Clinical Innovation Zone is managed by the University of Glasgow and a dedicated commercial manager is currently being recruited.  Tenants are represented in building management meetings.  In addition, as one of three innovation-focussed facilities funded by Glasgow City Region City Deal, the facility has active support from Glasgow City Council and formal links to the other innovation facilities (with access to a broad range of business support).

The Clinical Innovation Zone is a new facility located within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the largest hospital in Europe.  It comprises a total of 22,000sq ft dedicated innovation space for industry across two buildings, which are physically linked to the maoin adult hospital.  In both cases the space is flexible and can provide office, wet lab and dry lab space:

Teaching and Learning Centre Innovation Floor (existing):  With a focus on precision medicine and diagnostics, existing tenants include the Stratfield Medicine Scotland Innovation Cnetre, , the Catapult for Precision Medicine, Aridhia and Clinnovate UK.

Imaging Centre of Excellence (Opening March 2017): With a Focus on imaging technology and precision medicine, the building boasts one of the UK’s first 7T MRI scanners on a clinical site.  An entire innovation floor for industry sits alongside world-leading clinical academic research expertise and NHS clinical physics, and the building is designed to facilitate collaboration and open innovation.


College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
Wolfson Medical School Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue, Glasgow
G12 8QQ

Contact:   Dr Carol K. Clugston BSc (Hons) PhD CMgr FCMI FLF
Job title:   Chief Operating Officer/ Director of Professional Services
Tel:   0141 330 7777
Email:   carol.clugston@glasgow.ac.uk
Website:   www.gla.ac.uk/mvls