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1 Welcome Address Edinburgh’s contribution to Excellence in Innovation across Europe Jim McFarlane, Chief Executive Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh and Lothian

2 Edinburgh’s Contribution to Excellence in Innovation
Welcome address Jim McFarlane Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian (SEEL) God morning everyone. David White, Ladies and Gentleman, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Edinburgh as delegates at this year’s European Innovation Workshop. My name is Jim McFarlane, and I am Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian who are proud to be hosts and sponsors of this event. We have 200 plus delegates from all over Europe for this event and I know some of you are staying for additional days outwith the conference and I do hope you enjoy your time here and experience the most of what the city can offer you.

3 SEEL & Edinburgh Region Economy Our Strategic Objectives
Presentation Outline SEEL & Edinburgh Region Economy Our Strategic Objectives Our Approach to Innovation: Industry Sector example (Micro & Opto Electronics) Infrastructure & Marketing (Edinburgh Science Triangle) Our Support for Companies (Ocean Power Delivery)

4 START Network Partners
Edinburgh - Internationalisation of Innovative companies Vienna - Spin-outs from research institutes Hamburg - Training Programmes for Entrepreneurs Veneto - Pre-seed funding Copenhagen – Spin outs from Life Sciences and ICT Edinburgh sits within the START Network and all of our partners are represented here today. This slide shows the different workpackages which each of our partner areas is leading on and I’m sure like you all, are looking forward to our Peer reviews on our progress with these themes over the next couple of days. One of our partners, Irma Priedl of Vienna Region and Co-ordinator of the START Network will outline some of the work undertaken by START during the last 2 ½ years and give you a flavour of what has been achieved to date. The value of the partnerships developed within START and within the wider 22 Regions have been invaluable to Edinburgh and will go on beyond the current programme, continuing to add value through the knowledge sharing and networking activities which the PAXIS Network have provided.

5 SEEL & Edinburgh Region Economy

6 Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian
12 Local Enterprise Companies (LECs) within Scottish Enterprise One of the largest LECs in Scottish Enterprise network Principal Economic development agency in Edinburgh and Lothians I’d now like to turn to Edinburgh Region specifically and focus on the topic in hand of how Edinburgh has generated innovative projects in a European perspective. First a bit of background on Scottish Enterprise. SE began operating in 1991 and within the SE area there is a head office and 12 LEC’s SEE&L is one of the largest LEC areas, attracting around 16% of LEC resources Lothian is the capital region of Scotland. Centred on the City of Edinburgh, Lothian is one of Scotland's most populous regions, accounting for only 2% of Scotland's land area but 15% of its population.

7 2005/06 SEEL Budget and Staff Growing Businesses £13.532m
Global Connections £22.251m Skills and Learning £11.903m 100 FTE staff National Responsibility for : Micro & Opto Electronics Financial Services Life Sciences (part)

8 Overview of Edinburgh City Region Economy (1)
Population 1.5m and forecast to increase Key sectors: financial services, life sciences, MOET, tourism, higher education, chemicals, energy, textiles Performing more strongly that Scottish economy as a whole, eg GVA per head, rate of business start-ups, economic participation, skill levels

9 Overview of Edinburgh City Region Economy (2)
15% of Scotland’s Population Generates 21% of Scotland’s Productivity (2004) 30% of growth in number of firms between Contributed almost 28,000 net new jobs in Scotland since 2000 (36%) In 2004, 40% of Deloitte’s “Scotland Fast 50” were based in Edinburgh region, up from 38% in 2003 30% of Scotland Life Science activity (155 companies) The City region has been punching higher than its weight. Following a period of slow down between 2001 and 2003 things are picking up again. However there is view that unless we up the ante and get the hard and soft infrastructure right in Edinburgh Region is to go backwards. The region is too important to the health of the national economy. The high growth companies are what the Business am referred to as Gazelles – these are companies that have shown particularly high growth in the last couple of years. In 2002 circa 90 or one third were located in Edinburgh and Lothian

10 Scottish Enterprise - Strategic Objectives

11 A Smart, Successful Scotland
Stimulate a strong Scottish economy through:- Growing Businesses Taking forward entrepreneurial dynamism and research & development to deliver innovative companies growing in scale. Global Connections Taking forward aspects of physical and electronic infrastructure, together with building the global connections of Scottish businesses to create world class locations, part of Europe and connected to the global economy. Learning and Skills Developing skills to make best use of our human capital and to prepare for tomorrow’s labour market. Our economic development strategy and direction is set out by the Scottish Executive, and has a working title of aiming for a smart successful Scotland Within the strategy 3 themes are set out: Growing Businesses - a fast learning high earning nation. Aim is to increase productivity and improve the performance of our businesses Global Connections - a globally connected nation. Aim is to integrate the Scottish economy into the world economy - learning from abroad and earning from abroad Learning and skills - every Scot ready for tomorrow’s jobs. Vision is of a high skill, high wage economy - encompasses inclusion

12 Our Approach To Innovation

13 Micro & Opto Electronics Cluster
Scotland has an open innovation system “An open innovation system is the set of Interrelated organisations joined together by the opportunities and incentives that exist to bring something new and better to the market.” Science & Innovation Investment Framework : Annex A – The Economic Case for Investment in Science and Research Innovative companies utilise the system

14 The Micro & Opto Electronics Cluster
Scotland has a tradition of creativity, excelling as a centre for research, development, design and high value manufacturing The cluster has: 270 cluster companies, 380 principle academics 150 research groups, 14 centres for technology transfer Indigenous Companies Intense, Wolfson Microelectronics, Photonic Materials, Critical Blue, Linn, Axeon, Nallatech and Optos Large Multinationals Selex (was BAE Systems), Motorola, Xilinx, Polaroid, ST Microelectronics, National Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor and Thales. Our company base and supporting infrastructure are reasonable well developed and have served us well – however these need continued investment to remain competitive Leading research groups including Dundee’s Space System Group led by Dr Steve Parkes and the Institute for Digital Communications at Edinburgh University led by professors Bernie Mulgrew and Stephen Mclaughlin Indigenous companies – include, for example, Nallatech a leader in reprogrammable chip technology, now 10 years old the company employs 50- and has an international reputation Large multinationals include, for example, BAE Systems – Systems and Sensors Division. Employing over 2,000 the company has recently secured one of its largest ever orders for Joint Strike Fighter programme for the US military

15 Micro & Opto Cluster Background (2003/2004 data)
Organisations People Total Cluster ,595 By Primary Company Activity Design ,617 Manufacturing ,186 Supply ,792 £1.7 billion Gross Value Added to the Scottish Economy Scottish Enterprise Strategic Market Focus Automotive, Comms, Defence & Security, Medical Technology, and Renewables

16 Strategic Direction - The Markets
Automotive Comms Medical Renewables Security & Defence These markets have been identified on the basis of the their size and growth potential, existing activity in them and Scotland’s capabilities to address them in the future. For example, Scotland already participates in the Automotive market through companies like Motorola, Freescale, CTS and Axeon. The medical market allows many technologies to be applied such as imaging and sensors, and semiconductors – for example the IDEAS research project has developed a digestible diagnostic pill – that combines SoC with imaging and sensing technology.

17 Strategic Direction - The Technologies
Semiconductors (organic and inorganic) M(O)EMS & Micro-technology Displays Lasers Imaging and Sensing Reconfigurable Computing Digital & Analogue Design Optical Communications & Information Handling So what are the technologies that drive the development of the sectors in these key markets – there are of course a number and the slide illustrates those that Scotland’s has strong capabilities in – these align well with the emerging technology platforms developed by the Techmedia ITI especially in, for example, the areas of sensors and imaging. The fundamental technologies either uses the conducting properties of materials to transmit information in the case of microelectronics or light to transmit information in the case of opto electronics. For example MEMs are miniature mechanical mechanism that are powered by electric pulses – applications include the deployment of sophisticated airbags. Lasers have a huge range of applications, for example, in medical devices where they can be used for the early detection of cancer. New applications and markets will emerge through the combination of technolgies. For example, a mobile phone that can detect when its user has consumed alcohol. .

18 Vision “To grow competitive and sustainable industries utilising microelectronics and optoelectronics technologies based on innovation, which enhance and exploit the research, design and development capabilities of businesses, research institutes and universities in Scotland.”

19 National Microelectronics Institute
Networks ScotlandIS software, interactive media and internet industries Electronics Scotland design through to manufacture National Microelectronics Institute UK’s microelectronics industry Scottish Optoelectronics Association knowledge, manufacture and application of Optoelectronics Scottish Semiconductor Supplier Forum develop the supplier infrastructure JEMI UK manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, materials and services for Semiconductor production

20 RSE Enterprise Fellowships
Micro and Opto Electronics Technologies have supported fellowships since 1997 In Microelectronics 3 fellowships have created start up companies Critical Blue Ice Robotics Centeo In Optoelectronics 8 fellowships have created start up companies including Microemissive Displays Photonics Materials Intense Conjunct Current portfolio of fellowships include 2 in Optoelectronics and 1 in Microelectronics Further start up company expected to be formed in Autumn 2005

21 Infrastructure and Marketing (Edinburgh Science Triangle)

22 Alba Campus Heriot Watt Research Park Edinburgh Technopole Biomcampus Pentlands Science Park Roslin Bio Centre Centre for Biomedical Research

23 University of Edinburgh – ranked as one of Europe’s top 10
Science Excellence University of Edinburgh – ranked as one of Europe’s top 10 Combined research turnover for region’s institutions – over £200 million per annum Breadth of expertise Medicine and Life Sciences Microelectronics, Optoelectronics, Communications Technologies Informatics Chemical Engineering Energy medicine and life sciences: genomics, bioinformatics, animal health and stem cell research, reproductive medicine, cardiovascular medicine, inflammatory disease

24 What does Edinburgh Science Triangle offer?
Access to world class science base Critical mass of global & local R&D based companies Abundant, highly qualified workforce Property ladder from incubators to manufacturing and HQ State of the art infrastructure and facilities Superb quality of life Supportive networks and public sector organisations

25 EST Talking Head – Peter Mountford

26 Centre for Biomedical Research - Project Objectives
Help to position Edinburgh as one of the world’s top ten centres for biomedical investment With BioSquare (Boston), Mission Bay (San Francisco), Biopolis (Singapore), Kobe (Japan) Attract world-class life science companies, act as a magnet to attract & retain the best scientists, clinicians and researchers Support a step-change in commercialisation performance Support the development of ideas from research lab to market readiness Support growth of existing companies, attract new ones Create over 6000 high-value jobs GDP benefit of over £400m pa by 2013

27 Edinburgh’s Centre for Biomedical Research

28 CBR: Key Components A €1bn public/private investment
Over € 600m already invested Global location for bioscience research, education and healthcare Centre for collaborative projects Core components New 870 bed teaching hospital University of Edinburgh Research Institutes and Medical School Flexible multi-user space : incubator and multi-occupancy Sites for single-user investment Over 50,000m2 of academic research space 80,000m2 of commercial space

29 CBR: Research Strengths
Scotland’s biggest concentration of research expertise 3 of Scotland’s top 4 (and 5 of top 10) “high impact” Life Scientists based in University of Edinburgh1 Research strengths Cardiovascular science Reproductive biology Inflammatory cell biology Infectious diseases Neuroscience Stem cells Advanced imaging Potential commercial tenants will also be attracted by access to: first class clinical research facilities clinical trials protocols and management infrastructure pre-clinical biosafety testing facilities (BRR) a wide range of scientific resources As identified – findings – primary source of competitive advantage is co-location – brand new clinical facilitates at Royal coupled with recognised research excellence and reputation of UoE Med School- lab bench to bedside. Benchmarking – UoCamb; UoBristol; UoSan Fran; UoPennsylvania. The work surrounding the research strengths was to update the initial work conducted by Pleiad in The findings concurred with the Pleiad work and identified two new strengths namely Stem Cells and Advanced Imaging. Cardiovascular – high commercial relevance 30% global deaths – 40% – emerges as exceptionally strong even within – Edin produces more papers within cardiovascular and respiratory than UK peers. Unstable coronary syndromes; gene therapy and genetic basis of CV development; vascular endothelial function and role of nitric oxide. Centre for Cardiovascular Science – non-invasive technique based on pulse wave analysis – health of blood vessels. Reproductive – basic and applied research. Studies of generic mechanisms eg inflammation, tissue-remodelling; uterine environment both non-pregnant and early pregnant states. Synergies with MRC. Inflammatory – over 120 researchers, autoimmunity; renal and cell biology, lung inflammation’ inflammation repair. Infectious – own centre – promotes basic and clinical scientists. Neurosceince – neural developments & relationship to repair mechanisms – state of art labs for molecular biological research – transgenic animals. Unique research resource on site is interdisciplinary combination of these individual areas of scientific excellence – in particular the strong and developing links between cardiovascular science, reproductive biology and inflammatory cell biology.

30 SEEL Support for Companies (Ocean Power Delivery)

31 Talking Head – Ocean Power

32 Edinburgh’s Contribution to Excellence in Innovation
Welcome address Jim McFarlane Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian (SEEL) God morning everyone. David White, Ladies and Gentleman, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Edinburgh as delegates at this year’s European Innovation Workshop. My name is Jim McFarlane, and I am Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian who are proud to be hosts and sponsors of this event. We have 200 plus delegates from all over Europe for this event and I know some of you are staying for additional days outwith the conference and I do hope you enjoy your time here and experience the most of what the city can offer you.


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