Clinical Innovation Zone

Clinical Innovation Zone

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The University’s investments at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital have established Glasgow as a world leader in precision medicine. A key enabler of this success has been the multidisciplinary approach bringing together Academia, Industry and the NHS, encouraging co location of a diverse range of initiatives and an ever growing ecosystem of industry partners within the Clinical Innovation Zone, a member of The United Kingdom Science Park Association.‌‌

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Based in the Clinical Innovation Zone is the £20M Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC), a Scotland-wide collaboration with industry. This has been established as a world class centre of research, innovation and commercialisation in precision medicine, with its development led by University of Glasgow. SMS-IC is based alongside Aridhia, which is a world-leading clinical and translational informatics company, developing technology and capability that helps transform clinical research into clinical practice.

The Clinical Innovation Zone facilitates access to University of Glasgow’s internationally renowned researchers in state-of the-art facilities, positioned alongside industry partners at the heart of one of Europe’s largest hospitals. Collectively, this approach aims to transform the management of chronic diseases globally by accelerating biomedical research through open innovation approaches, resulting in high quality health care provision and economic growth.

In close proximity to the Clinical Innovation Zone, located in the purpose-built Laboratory Medicine Building, the £3.4 million University of Glasgow Molecular Pathology Node has been established in partnership with industry and NHS GG&C and is supported by Medical Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funding. The latest addition to the Clinical Innovation Zone is the University’s recently opened Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), which contains a 7 Tesla MRI scanner, the first of its kind to be fully integrated within a clinical site in the UK.

Dedicated space in ICE will also expand the University’s Clinical Innovation Zone to 22,000 ft2.

Innovate with us

“Scotland’s rich research environment and emerging interest in open innovation systems have supported Aridhia’s growth and led to our Times Higher Education Awards nominated relationship with the University of Glasgow. We place a strong focus on this relationship and It’s important that we are located an environment that fosters cross-sectoral innovation and collaborative R&D on life-changing projects. We’re therefore excited to be part of the University’s Clinical Innovation Zone and the opportunities it will bring.”
Pamela Brankin, Head of Marketing & Communications, Aridhia ‌

Organisations looking to be based in an innovative working environment, at the interface of academia, NHS and industry will have the opportunity to lease available units within the Clinical Innovation Zone.

Our managed units in this modern and secure environment vary in size and benefit from excellent natural light and inspiring views across Glasgow. These can be easily and rapidly configured to house office or laboratory operations.

"The facilities at the Clinical Innovation Zone are state-of-the-art and place us at a key position within the Precision Medicine Ecosystem. We are collaborating with a number of groups at the University and the NHS who are carrying out clinical research into cancer, fibrosis and kidney transplantation. We look forward to fruitful outcomes and further collaborative projects with the wider community of ecosystem members across Scotland."
Serene Lek, CEO, Clinnovate Health

Single or multiple desks are also available in our Touchdown Space, which has been designed to provide a creative working environment, whilst providing a base for initiating collaborations.

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We would be delighted to have an initial discussion with you regarding your needs and provide a package tailored to your requirements.

If you would like to find out more about our industry-driven infrastructure and ways to work with us, please contact:


Benefits include:
  • Locating your organisation at the heart of Western Europe’s largest acute hospital, in an optimal environment to catalyse Academic, Industrial and NHS collaborations.
  • Having access to world-leading clinical academics, outstanding clinical research facilities and a well-defined patient population and biorepository.
  • Being close to the University’s Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), containing one of the UK’s only 7 Tesla MRI scanners in a clinical setting.
  • Accessing specialist infrastructure at the University’s nearby Gilmorehill and Garscube campuses.

Building Features

Our state of the art, modern and environmentally efficient building includes:
  • Security Access Control and CCTV
  • Lift access
  • Bookable meeting rooms
  • Printing and Copying facilities
  • High speed WiFi
  • Staffed ground floor reception desk

Our awards

Image of the Inspiring City Awards winner logoThe University, led by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS), won the Industry and Business Award for its outstanding contribution to encourage, inspire and foster business growth and development in the city at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), including the creation of the new Clinical Innovation Zone (CIZ) and the opening of the new Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE).

Image of the Global Game Changers winner logoThe University, led by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS), won the Innovations and Business Award for its outstanding contribution to encourage, inspire and foster business growth and development in the city for the developments at the QEUH site, including the Clinical Innovation Zone and ICE.

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