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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 Welcome address Jim McFarlane Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian (SEEL) Edinburgh’s Contribution to Excellence in Innovation

3 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

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

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 % of Scotland Life Science activity (155 companies)

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.

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.

15 Micro & Opto Cluster Background ( 2003/2004 data ) OrganisationsPeople Total Cluster270 23,595 By Primary Company Activity Design 83 6,617 Manufacturing 4812,186 Supply113 4,792 £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

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

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 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 1.Alba Campus 2.Heriot Watt Research Park 3.Edinburgh Technopole 4.Biomcampus 5.Pentlands Science Park 6.Roslin Bio Centre 7.Centre for Biomedical Research

23 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

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 50,000m 2 of academic research space -80,000m 2 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 Edinburgh 1 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

30 SEEL Support for Companies (Ocean Power Delivery)

31 Talking Head – Ocean Power

32 Welcome address Jim McFarlane Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian (SEEL) Edinburgh’s Contribution to Excellence in Innovation


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