Scotland’s Life and Chemical Sciences Sectors

EPP is proud to be part of Scotland’s vibrant and growing Life and Chemical Sciences sectors. Each sector has a clear vision, supported by Scottish Government, to be achieved by 2020:

Platform for Growth – A Strategic Plan for Chemical Sciences in Scotland 2012

To sustain a vibrant and competitive Scottish Chemical Industry, which will contribute to the growth of the Scottish Economy consistently over the next 20 years. Within this, we have the ambition to increase manufactured exports from this sector by 50% by 2020.

Scottish Life Sciences Strategy 2011 – Creating Wealth, Promoting Health

The 2020 vision is for our Life Science industry to be a significant contributor to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth and to establish Scotland as the location of choice for Life Science companies.

The attainment of these aims will be driven by a close working partnership between public and private organisations including Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Island Enterprise and Scottish Development International.

Playing our Part

There are numerous areas of activity being undertaken to help to realise these visions and we are playing our part. In particular we are directly supporting the Innovation, skills and collaboration features of the strategies.

We are achieving this through our Professional Development programmes, engagement with Industry bodies, Schools, Higher and Further Education as well as embedding an enterprising and innovative approach in all parts of our activity. We are also ambassadors for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

A network of excellence

Scotland benefits from a collaborative network of excellence which can offer support to all stages of the development and discovery cycles and across the length of the supply chain. As a consequence no matter the size or complexity of your project Scotland can offer a world class solution.

  • Research excellence: Scotland’s chemical sciences R&D is consistently ranked in the top three in the world.
  • Skills for industry: Scotland produces around 1000 graduates a year with degrees in chemistry or a related subject – giving you access to plenty of talent.
  • Over 600 life sciences organisations employ more than 30,000 people, making Scotland one of the largest life sciences clusters in Europe.

If you want to explore this further contact our General Manager, David Tredgett, who can explain the role EPP plays and introduce you to the broader network of Life and Chemical Science capability in Scotland.

Find out more:

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences