A Unique exemplar for the UK.

Owned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Centre for Health Science is one of the first locations in the UK to bring together the public, private and academic sectors to be a focus for excellence in health science and biotechnology. The centre brings together research, education, training, patient care and business development all under one roof. 

To contact the Centre for Health Science:

Tel.+44 (0)1463 255000

Email e mail CfHS 

Ground breaking Research

The Centre for Health Science aims to build on the health science research across the Highlands and Islands with activity such as through collaboration and knowledge transfer, resulting in improved clinical outcomes, publications and commercialisation.

Since the first phase of the Centre was opened in 2006 over 70 research projects have taken place attracting over £6m of funding, working with a wide range of partners including the University of the Highlands and Islands, University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, NHS Highland and NHS Education for Scotland.


Opportunities for collaborative research projects exist in the areas of:diabetes

• Diabetes
• Genetics
• Telehealthcare and digital medicine
• Rural health
• Lipidomics

A full range of facilities are availble if you need to run a clinical trial the or if you need lab space for your research the following organisations will be able to help.


Leading location for health and life science businesses

Be a part of the exciting health science activity taking place in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in a unique, innovative and collaborative community at the Centre for Health Science. 

There are excellent business incubation units giving new or expanding businesses a unique opportunity to not only locate in a vibrant multi-disciplinary centre but also provides access to key business support services.

"The Centre for Health Science presented the right environment to grow our business; by locating here it has lead to more collaborative opportunities and helped further the growth of our company" Dave Kelly, Director, Albasoft Ltd.

A range of flexible leasing options are available to suit every business need. We have an easy in/easy out virtual office and hot desks all at a reasonable price.

The Centre for Health Science is the only incubator building in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland dedicated to health and life science businesses. Watch the video.  Whether you are starting up a new and innovative idea, expanding or looking to relocate your business, the Centre has the flexibility to meet your needs. Companies and organisations currently located within the Centre for Health Science include:

Our Partners

Study and train

The Centre for Health Science accommodates a number of teaching and training departments and is a base for students from a number of universities including the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), University of Stirling and University of Aberdeen.

The Centre is equipped with state of the art training facilities which include clinical skills and dental health suites to provide continuous education and development opportunities for healthcare professionals.  

Teaching and training undertaken at the Centre is done through the innovative use of technology which means that it can be delivered to outlying sites in our more remote and rural areas.

Events venue

If you're looking for an inspiring setting for your event, the Centre for Health Science offers a stylish and unique location.

The Centre can host a range of events including training, conference and exhibitions. It has a wide range of facilities that are flexible, versatile and adaptable, and excellent customer care is provided by the Centre management team. Rooms are well equipped with audio visual technology and can be modified to fit your individual requirements.

For more information about the Centre e mail CfHS or Tel:+44 (0)1463 255000


Centre for Health and Science, Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3JH



Facilities include:

  • 150 seat auditorium and 100 and 50 seat lecture theatres
  • Classrooms, seminar rooms and meeting rooms
  • Video conferencing
  • Computer training room
  • Cafe
  • Internal street and outdoor courtyard
  • Special event catering