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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.

EPP is located within the Midlothian Science Zone which is a world-leading centre of research excellence in animal health and life sciences. The Zone collectively brings extensive benefits to the Midlothian region and the wider economy in terms of business development, infrastructure, employment and make an impact in tackling global challenges.

Life Sciences Scotland

Life Sciences Scotland (LSS) is the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) for Scotland’s life sciences sector. Its members include Scottish Ministers, as well as life sciences leaders from industry, academia, trade bodies, the NHS and our Enterprise agencies.

LSS meets three times a year and provides the opportunity for Scottish Ministers to understand key issues affecting the life sciences sector, and to work on ensuring the industry’s continued success in Scotland.

LSS is responsible for developing and implementing the Life Sciences Strategy for Scotland which it manages through various work streams and subgroups.

Life Sciences for Scotland 2025 Vision

This document refreshes the strategy to build on previous successes, to take advantage of the opportunities presented in the rapidly changing environment and to grow the Life Sciences sector in Scotland to £8bn by 2025.

The vision in our 2011 Strategy: ‘Creating Wealth, Promoting Health’ remains the same: to make Scotland the location of choice for businesses, researchers, healthcare professionals and investors, while increasing Life Sciences contribution to Scotland’s economic growth.

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Scottish Life Sciences Strategy 2011

Creating Wealth, Promoting Health

Life Science industry is a significant contributor to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth and which will 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.

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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.

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Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

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.

  • 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.
  • Research excellence: Scotland’s chemical sciences R&D is consistently ranked in the top three in the world.

Ready to find out more? 

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

Contact Us

EPP Environmental Centre
Bush Estate
Midlothian, EH26 0PH
Scotland, United Kingdom. 

Tel: +44 (0) 131 285 0566

Registration number: SC139471