UK Innovation Agency to set up in Scotland

Innovate UK is to set up a permanent base in Scotland, which it hopes to be operational by the end of the year

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11/02/2016

Innovate UK looks to support pioneering science and technology to help drive econ­omic growth while investing in companies, and is putting down roots north of the Border as it evolves better to help growing businesses.

Over the past three years the initiative has committed to invest more than £130 million in Scotland and has supported more than 700 projects involving Scots firms, universities and other organisations.

Visiting some of the Scottish ventures it has backed, including tech start-up hub CodeBase, biofuel specialist Celtic Renewables, health informatics firm Aridhia and seasoning business Mara Seaweed, Innovate UK’s chief executive, Ruth McKernan, told Scotland on Sunday that she was “very supportive and enthusiastic about Scotland”.

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