Work by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) on building the new Inverness Campus at Beechwood, east Inverness is now well underway.
The multi-stakeholder education, research business and community Campus will create opportunities for companies not just locally but all over Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world.
Inverness Campus is recognised as one of the most exciting development opportunities in Scotland. John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth is chair of the Inverness Campus Partnership Forum.
Inverness Campus key phase 1 partners to date include the University of The Highlands and Islands (UHI), Inverness College UHI, the Centre for Health Science, Scottish Agricultural College, Albyn Housing and the Calman Trust.
HIE is now working to attract relevant organisations and companies to take forward a variety of opportunities on serviced sites within phase 1 before working to fill phase 2 which is intended to commence in 2018.
As well as opportunities for collaboration with existing partners, Inverness Campus occupiers will benefit from unrivalled facilities, including a sports centre and community facilities all located within a high quality environment containing a variety of public art projects.
Earlier this year Inverness Campus was designated as an Enterprise Area for Life Science by the Scottish Government. Enterprise Area status provides further incentives for those locating on the Campus that include: business rate discounts worth up to £275,000 per business or enhanced capital allowances; new streamlined planning protocols across all sites; skills and training support; and an international marketing campaign to promote the sites.
Join the conversation - take part in our live webcast
During this Big Picture Live Webcast, Ruaraidh MacNeil, Inverness Campus Project Director, will introduce the development and discuss opportunities for businesses as well as research and education organisations hoping to locate to the site.
It will also give you the opportunity to put your questions to Ruaraidh live.
To access the Big Picture Live webcast simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive joining instructions.
Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Time: 12noon - 12.50pm
Venue: A computer near you.