Supporting Industry & Innovation

Enhancing the existing precision medicine cluster at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) Campus, the Living Laboratory is a flagship project of the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID), expanding the life sciences industry in Govan.

The unique integration with academia and healthcare provides the opportunity for businesses to address the challenge they often face, the slow adoption of innovation into clinical practice. The ‘triple helix’ approach, which harnesses the power of industry, academia and the NHS, creates a unique ecosystem that will see the development and testing of innovations in clinical settings, with regular feedback from clinicians to ensure the applicability of innovations for clinical practice, and the developments of a defined route to market.

The Living Laboratory delivers expert support for industry, growing space for new business and strong co-sector partnerships that will ultimately support the development, growth and commercialisation of the precision medicine industry in Govan and Glasgow.

Industry and innovators will benefit from:

  • Access to clinical data and infrastructure to develop and evaluate new technologies
  • The dynamic and supportive network of academic and clinical expertise to support innovation development 
  • Expert support creating routes to accelerate the adoption of innovations from the lab to the NHS.
  • 40,000 square feet of new commercial incubation and grow-on lab and office space

Academics and clinicians will benefit from:

  • The opportunity to co-develop innovations, shaping their applicability for real world clinical settings
  • The opportunity to realise the real-world impact of research by utilising direct routes to implement world-leading research into innovations for the commercial market