Centre for Health Science 2
Plans for major new development ‘Centre for Health Science 2’ displayed for public viewing
The proposal to create an innovative healthcare and life sciences multidisciplinary centre, serving the whole of the Highlands and Islands region, is currently on display in Highlands and Islands Enterprise's (HIE's) An Lòchran office on Inverness Campus. It is a joint project between NHS Highland, the University of the Highlands and Islands and HIE. It is forecast to create around 189 new jobs.
The ‘Centre for Health Science 2’ will be housed within a building of more than 8,000m2 on Inverness Campus. Occupying the largest proportion will be a £34m elective care centre for the north of Scotland, led by NHS Highland. Due to open in 2021, this will have 28 inpatient beds, four operating theatres, as well as inpatient and outpatient facilities.
We are developing a world-class business location with pioneering facilities. The Campus is the ideal base for businesses looking to take advantage of shared resources, a collaborative environment, and innovative organisations all working together in one location.
Building on the success of the adjacent Centre for Health Science, LifeScan Scotland and Raigmore Hospital, Inverness Campus has a number of key research and education organisations collocating within An Lòchran, the Enterprise and Research Centre working together to form a uniquely innovative environment.
Not surprisingly a number of companies are also located within the Inverness region with potential to create business and research partnerships for mutual benefit.
“Angus Watson pulled together an outstanding group of surgeons – much useful advice, many exciting ideas and overall a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement. Couldn’t be more encouraging.”
Mark Abbs CEO, OrganLike
“ Being located here is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with academics and research scientists.”
Tony Wall, Veterinary Ophthalmologist: Partner
The Centre for Health Science
The Centre for Health Science (CfHS) was developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It is designed specifically to encourage interaction between the people within it and is a key part of the nucleus of Life sciences organisations located within the wider Collaborative Inverness Campus.
The centre is one of the first in the UK in which the public, private and academic sectors are co-located with a focus on excellence in health science and biotechnology. Research, education, training, patient care and business development all takes place under one roof.
At the CfHS you can study at one of the four universities who have students here, attend clinical training courses, host an event in the centre, visit the dental or diabetes centre or locate your business here. You can also follow daily developments here
An Lòchran, The Enterprise and Research Centre
An Lòchran is a multiple occupancy building co-locating Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) with key research and education departments from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and research and consultancy divisions from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
An Lòchran includes #hellodigital, a digital demonstration suite and the University of Highlands and Islands STEM Hub, which encourages young people to become more involved in science and technology based subjects in support of our region's future workforce development.
Inverness College, UHI
Inverness College UHI opened its doors to students at Inverness Campus in August 2015. The new facility which represents a £50 million investment occupying 18,500 sq.m, enables Inverness College to realise its ambitious vision of creating an iconic, modern, tertiary education environment.
Inverness College UHI is one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Through a partnership with 12 other colleges and internationally renowned research centres, they are enabling people to study high quality further and higher education across the region. A selection of courses, from national certificates to post graduate degrees, are taught to over 6,500 full-time and part-time students.
Student residences are available through UHI's accommodation provider Cityheart, the new facilities provide around 300 units.
Collaborative Campus Challenge Fund
Inverness Campus is a stimulating and innovative environment for business innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship initiatives, including #hellodigital, Pathfinder Accelerator and NEXUS. These are designed to accelerate the development of knowledge intensive businesses.
The Inverness Campus Collaborative Challenge Fund builds on the growth of research and initiatives which aims to have a commercial end product.
The fund is targeted at academic institutions with an established interest in the region. The proposed research must have a positively impact on Inverness Campus. There will be regular “calls”, with the next expected in Spring 2019. Each proposal must involve at least two partners, projects with commercial partners and outcomes being favoured.
To find out more about the Challenge Fund, click
For more information about one of the exciting projects which benefitted from the first round of Challnege Funds, click http://player.stv.tv/episode/3q9u/stv-news-aberdeen/ and scroll to 16:40 - the feature on a Scottish Canine Cancer Registry lasts until 18:44.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has received £15,000 to support its 12-month project. The organisation is working in collaboration with Oncology Referrals Ltd, Scottish Vet Referrals which is based at Inverness Campus, the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Bridge Pathology Ltd to conduct a feasibility study for the first canine cancer registry in Scotland.
Such a registry would be used to collect data to identify risk factors for different cancers and trends in cancer incidence, geographic distribution, and survival in companion animals and used to inform research and care.
Together, the team will develop a stakeholder network to encourage uptake of the concept by primary veterinary care providers.