One of the best things about being based in Scotland is the wealth of support information and funding available and the appetite for sharing experiences throughout the network. The Life Sciences in Scotland's role includes sharing this type of information and signposting life science businesses to support services.
Could you help by contributing to a quick on-line survey aimed at collecting views from enterprises based in Scotland, working to commercialise a life science based product or service?
The Hebridean Seaweed Company Ltd, a seaweed processor based in the Isle of Lewis, has started work on a new £7m expanded facility after receiving £659,000 from Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
The money will support a £914,000 project to develop new fish farming pens that can be used in offshore environments, while increasing productivity and improving fish welfare.
The AAI fund was launched in 2017 as a 30-month pilot programme, led by HIE, and delivered in partnership with Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). It offers SMEs in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands the opportunity of match funding to help commercialise innovative new processes, products, services or technologies.
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