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Working in Collaboration

The Campus is the ideal location for your business to benefit from shared resources and a custom designed environment enabling partnership working across research, academia and business.

Collaboration at the heart of our Campus

When designing the Campus, we wanted a site that could provide space - inside and out - to help businesses link up with others, spark new ideas and be inspired by their physical surroundings. The opportunity to easily work together has meant that knowledge is more accessible and easily shared.

What we’ve found whilst developing the Campus, and watching it grow apace with new organisations taking residence here, is that having a great mix of companies, researchers and academics together in one location, produces a plethora of new ideas that can be translated into  action and lead to fast paced innovations, inventions and discoveries, as well as growth and employment opportunities. It’s all about exchanging knowledge, learning from it and turning it into reality. 

Scotland’s approach to the life sciences sector is characterised by a collaborative spirit. And here at the Campus this spirit is strong  and continues to attract and anchor businesses to the region.

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The Campus has opened up incredible opportunities for sharing knowledge, skills and facilities. With so many experts in the vicinity, we can tap into very broad expertise and build relationships on a really personal level.
Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski, Founder, Aseptium

Encouraging collaboration through shared spaces

One of the many ways the Campus promotes collaboration is through the provision of shared working spaces. Our purpose built Campus has a number of buildings, each serving a different purpose for those located here.

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Solasta and Aurora House

Our Solasta House and Aurora House buildings offer small to medium sized enterprises high-quality work spaces at the Campus. Within Solasta House, we also have NEXUS – a flexible working space for start-ups to support them at the beginning of their business journey. These buildings are currently at capacity, register your interest with us and we'll let you know when space becomes available. 

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The Centre for Health Science

The Centre for Health Science was designed specifically to encourage interaction between the people within it and is a key part of the nucleus of life science organisations located within the wider Inverness Campus. Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and now owned by the University of the Highlands and Islands, it provides a focus where public, private and academic sectors are co-located. At the Centre, you can study at one of the two universities located there, attend clinical training courses, host an event or locate your business within it.

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HIE's head office on Inverness Campus

An Lòchran Enterprise and Research Centre

An Lòchran is a multiple occupancy building co-locating Highlands and Islands Enterprise with key research and education departments from the University of the Highlands and Islands and research and consultancy divisions from Scotland’s Rural College. 

An Lòchran also includes 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.

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Meet your neighbours

Inverness Campus has quickly become a real hub of life sciences, healthcare and technology businesses, offering huge potential for collaborative working. Take a look at the businesses you have the opportunity to share a space with below.

Make the Move

Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski, owner of Aseptium based at the Campus,
explains why he chose to live and work in the Highlands and Islands, and the benefits it's brought for him, his business and his family.

ODx Innovations

ODx Innovations (ODx) established its medical technology business on Inverness Campus in August 2019. Their first product in development is a rapid, point of care test for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) that aims to support effective treatment decisions. In July, ODx announced expansion of its headquarters by creating up to 60 jobs. It's an exciting place to work, bringing together a wide range of local and international talent.

Being located here is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with academics and research scientists.
Tony Wall, veterinary ophthalmologist, Scottish Vets Referrals

Fields of Expertise

Across Inverness Campus there is a range of innovative activity in the fields of life sciences and technology.

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Become a Inverness Campus Ambassador

What does a Campus Ambassador do? It's simple, they help spread the word about all the great work and opportunities available at the Campus.

We all have networks and contacts, whether they’re in academia, research, education, economic development or business, or local, national and even international connections. Using those networks is a key way to engage with more like minded people, attract others to locate on the Campus, and strengthen the ever growing collaborative environment.

By signing up to become an Ambassador, we’ll keep you up to date on new and exciting developments as they happen, and all we ask is that you tell others about them. Word of mouth is our strongest communications network.

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