Presentation on theme: "Welcome Address Edinburgh’s contribution to Excellence in Innovation across Europe Jim McFarlane, Chief Executive Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh and Lothian."— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome AddressEdinburgh’s contribution to Excellence in Innovation across EuropeJim McFarlane, Chief Executive Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh and Lothian
2Edinburgh’s Contribution to Excellence in Innovation Welcome addressJim McFarlaneChief 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.
3SEEL & Edinburgh Region Economy Our Strategic Objectives Presentation OutlineSEEL & Edinburgh Region EconomyOur Strategic ObjectivesOur Approach to Innovation:Industry Sector example (Micro & Opto Electronics)Infrastructure & Marketing (Edinburgh Science Triangle)Our Support for Companies (Ocean Power Delivery)
4START Network Partners Edinburgh - Internationalisation of Innovative companiesVienna - Spin-outs from research institutesHamburg - Training Programmes for EntrepreneursVeneto - Pre-seed fundingCopenhagen – Spin outs from Life Sciences and ICTEdinburgh 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.
6Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian 12 Local Enterprise Companies (LECs) within Scottish EnterpriseOne of the largest LECs in Scottish Enterprise networkPrincipal Economic development agency in Edinburgh and LothiansI’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’sSEE&L is one of the largest LEC areas, attracting around 16% of LEC resourcesLothian 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.
72005/06 SEEL Budget and Staff Growing Businesses £13.532m Global Connections £22.251mSkills and Learning £11.903m100 FTE staffNational Responsibility for :Micro & Opto ElectronicsFinancial ServicesLife Sciences (part)
8Overview of Edinburgh City Region Economy (1) Population 1.5m and forecast to increaseKey sectors: financial services, life sciences, MOET, tourism, higher education, chemicals, energy, textilesPerforming more strongly that Scottish economy as a whole, eg GVA per head, rate of business start-ups, economic participation, skill levels
9Overview of Edinburgh City Region Economy (2) 15% of Scotland’s PopulationGenerates 21% of Scotland’s Productivity (2004)30% of growth in number of firms betweenContributed 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 200330% 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
11A Smart, Successful Scotland Stimulate a strong Scottish economy through:-Growing BusinessesTaking forward entrepreneurial dynamism and research & development to deliver innovative companies growing in scale.Global ConnectionsTaking 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 SkillsDeveloping 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 ScotlandWithin 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 businessesGlobal Connections - a globally connected nation. Aim is to integrate the Scottish economy into the world economy - learning from abroad and earning from abroadLearning and skills - every Scot ready for tomorrow’s jobs. Vision is of a high skill, high wage economy - encompasses inclusion
13Micro & Opto Electronics Cluster Scotland has an open innovation system“An open innovation system is the set ofInterrelated organisations joined together bythe opportunities and incentives that exist to bringsomething new and better to the market.”Science & Innovation Investment Framework :Annex A – The Economic Case for Investment in Science and ResearchInnovative companies utilise the system
14The Micro & Opto Electronics Cluster Scotland has a tradition of creativity, excelling as a centre for research, development, design and high value manufacturingThe cluster has:270 cluster companies, 380 principle academics150 research groups, 14 centres for technology transferIndigenous CompaniesIntense, Wolfson Microelectronics, Photonic Materials, Critical Blue, Linn, Axeon, Nallatech and OptosLarge MultinationalsSelex (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 competitiveLeading 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 MclaughlinIndigenous companies – include, for example, Nallatech a leader in reprogrammable chip technology, now 10 years old the company employs 50- and has an international reputationLarge 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
15Micro & Opto Cluster Background (2003/2004 data) Organisations PeopleTotal Cluster ,595By Primary Company ActivityDesign ,617Manufacturing ,186Supply ,792£1.7 billion Gross Value Added to the Scottish EconomyScottish Enterprise Strategic Market FocusAutomotive, Comms, Defence & Security, MedicalTechnology, and Renewables
16Strategic Direction - The Markets AutomotiveCommsMedicalRenewablesSecurity & DefenceThese 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.
17Strategic Direction - The Technologies Semiconductors (organic and inorganic)M(O)EMS & Micro-technologyDisplaysLasersImaging and SensingReconfigurable ComputingDigital & Analogue DesignOptical Communications & Information HandlingSo 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..
18Vision“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.”
19National Microelectronics Institute NetworksScotlandISsoftware, interactive media and internet industriesElectronics Scotlanddesign through to manufactureNational Microelectronics InstituteUK’s microelectronics industryScottish Optoelectronics Associationknowledge, manufacture and application of OptoelectronicsScottish Semiconductor Supplier Forumdevelop the supplier infrastructureJEMI UKmanufacturers and suppliers of equipment, materials andservices for Semiconductor production
20RSE Enterprise Fellowships Micro and Opto Electronics Technologies have supported fellowships since 1997In Microelectronics 3 fellowships have created start up companiesCritical BlueIce RoboticsCenteoIn Optoelectronics 8 fellowships have created start up companies includingMicroemissive DisplaysPhotonics MaterialsIntenseConjunctCurrent portfolio of fellowships include 2 in Optoelectronics and 1 in MicroelectronicsFurther start up company expected to be formed in Autumn 2005
21Infrastructure and Marketing (Edinburgh Science Triangle)
22Alba CampusHeriot Watt Research ParkEdinburgh TechnopoleBiomcampusPentlands Science ParkRoslin Bio CentreCentre for Biomedical Research
23University of Edinburgh – ranked as one of Europe’s top 10 Science ExcellenceUniversity of Edinburgh – ranked as one of Europe’s top 10Combined research turnover for region’s institutions – over £200 million per annumBreadth of expertiseMedicine and Life SciencesMicroelectronics, Optoelectronics, Communications TechnologiesInformaticsChemical EngineeringEnergymedicine and life sciences: genomics, bioinformatics, animal health and stem cell research, reproductive medicine, cardiovascular medicine, inflammatory disease
24What does Edinburgh Science Triangle offer? Access to world class science baseCritical mass of global & local R&D based companiesAbundant, highly qualified workforceProperty ladder from incubators to manufacturing and HQState of the art infrastructure and facilitiesSuperb quality of lifeSupportive networks and public sector organisations
26Centre for Biomedical Research - Project Objectives Help to position Edinburgh as one of the world’s top ten centres for biomedical investmentWith 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 researchersSupport a step-change in commercialisation performanceSupport the development of ideas from research lab to market readinessSupport growth of existing companies, attract new onesCreate over 6000 high-value jobsGDP benefit of over £400m pa by 2013
28CBR: Key Components A €1bn public/private investment Over € 600m already investedGlobal location for bioscience research, education and healthcareCentre for collaborative projectsCore componentsNew 870 bed teaching hospitalUniversity of Edinburgh Research Institutes and Medical SchoolFlexible multi-user space : incubator and multi-occupancySites for single-user investmentOver 50,000m2 of academic research space80,000m2 of commercial space
29CBR: Research Strengths Scotland’s biggest concentration of research expertise3 of Scotland’s top 4 (and 5 of top 10) “high impact” Life Scientists based in University of Edinburgh1Research strengthsCardiovascular scienceReproductive biologyInflammatory cell biologyInfectious diseasesNeuroscienceStem cellsAdvanced imagingPotential commercial tenants will also be attracted by access to:first class clinical research facilitiesclinical trials protocols and management infrastructurepre-clinical biosafety testing facilities (BRR)a wide range of scientific resourcesAs 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.
30SEEL Support for Companies (Ocean Power Delivery)
32Edinburgh’s Contribution to Excellence in Innovation Welcome addressJim McFarlaneChief 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.