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Scottish Development International
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Scotland hosts one of the biggest life sciences clusters in Europe, with over 41,000 people working for 770+ organisations covering drug discovery and development, precision medicine, advanced therapies, medical technologies, digital health and care, industrial biotechnology and animal health. We have pioneering research in our universities, world-class clinical research excellence within National Health Service (NHS) Scotland and a thriving industry base focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics, or providing expert and innovative solutions to pharma and biotech customers globally. All of this combines to create a dynamic and collaborative ecosystem across academia, government, and industry.

Did you know?

• Scotland has 19 universities and higher education institutions, and world leading research centres that attract some of the brightest international scientists
• The University of Dundee is first in the UK for Medicine and Medical Technology (2021 Complete University guide) and most influential scientific research institution world-wide in pharmaceuticals (Clarivate Analytics 2006-2016)
• Working in partnership with industry, Scotland has a skills investment plan which sets out a vision for Scotland to be the location for ambitious life sciences employers to develop, invest & grow by accessing a talent pool with exceptional skills
• Scotland has unique strengths and assets in Precision Medicine and an academic and commercial base in informatics to develop world-class infrastructure
• Scotland is pioneering the development of next-generation pharmaceutical manufacturing at the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC)
• Scotland has a cluster of >150 companies with solutions to support drug discovery and development
• Scotland’s supply chain made huge contributions to the development of Covid-19 vaccines

Scottish Development International (SDI) is part of Scotland’s main enterprise, innovation and investment agency and works to help international companies find partners in Scotland and Scottish companies develop their business overseas. SDI also works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow. We do this by providing information, partnering with businesses and investors who want to set up or invest here, and helping businesses find the connections they need. SDI has a network of offices around the world and provides a wide range of support services covering each phase of international activity, including: identifying potential partners and supporting international companies to set up business and realise their ambitions in Scotland.

To find out more, contact us through partnering at BIO 2021 or visit www.sdi.co.uk
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Scottish Development International (SDI) is part of Scotland’s main enterprise, innovation and investment agency and works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow. SDI also works to help Scottish companies develop their business overseas while…