Life Sciences


Edinburgh is one of the largest and fastest growing life science communities in Europe.

Edinburgh life science research is among the best in the world - from the pioneering use of anaesthesia in the 1840's through to the world’s first cloned mammal in 1996 - Dolly the sheep, Edinburgh has a proud history in the life sciences maintaining a high level of research quality for centuries.

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With its reputation for innovation, Scotland is rapidly building a wealth of talent and expertise in electronics.

In the UK, the electronics industry is worth £23 billion. Scotland contributes substantially to this position with a large vibrant industry base providing an integrated and supportive environment to nurture talent and support the growth of smart companies.

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Scotland has one of the top five informatics clusters in the world and is ideally placed to lead in this vital field.

The University of Edinburgh has a £42m purpose built Informatics school delivering more
world-leading research than anyone else in the UK, with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Speech Technology, Computer Architecture and Speckled Computing.

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Animal Bioscience

Animal Bioscience

Scotland has the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe.

Scotland is a global leader in  animal science, particularly in the fields of genetics, genomics and proteomics, endemic disease research and ruminant parasitology. The Easter Bush Campus brings together resources establishing a world-leading centre for research. 

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Energy & CleanTech

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Scotland has long-standing expertise in energy & cleantech and benefits from favourable energy resources.

The oil and gas and renewable energy sectors are incredibly dynamic in terms of innovation, development and diversification.    Edinburgh's universities are leading a number of multi-disciplinary research projects and training courses in these increasingly significant fields.

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Enabling Technology

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Scotland has an excellent record in producing technological aids, many being pioneered in Edinburgh.

From bioimaging to GIS, through to the latest in remote monitoring and surveying instruments, research and commercial organisations within Edinburgh have a strong presence with internationally recognised products and collaborations high on the agenda.

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