Business Support for the life sciences industry

We support businesses and social enterprises of all sizes in their ambition to grow and access new markets.

We work with individual life sciences companies through our account management model but we also offer support to a range of companies, as part of the Northern Innovation Hub in the Highland Council area:


Pathfinder Accelerator - Fast-track your business

Are you looking to grow your business? Are you developing a new health or life sciences, technology, engineering, or IT product or service? Join our weekly sessions and wrap-around support to save time and money and launch your product faster and to the right target market.


NHS Market Ready - Increase your chances of success

The National Health Service (NHS) presents exciting commercial opportunities for life sciences and technology companies, but overcoming the barriers to access presents real challenges. NHS Market Ready is a tailored programme to help companies develop a structured approach to successful procurement and contracting with the UK’s largest healthcare market.

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NEXUS - the power of co-working and collaboration

NEXUS offers co-working and hotdesking facilities on Inverness Campus, supporting start-ups and small companies in the early stages of their growth. 

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In Argyll, Malin House at the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) in Oban, we also offer space for businesses: 

THE MOORINGS - Flexible workspaces to let 

We’re letting co-working desks and small private office spaces to marine-based businesses keen to join the thriving community at the EMSP. The Moorings Suite, within Malin House, has a bespoke fit out to meet a range of flexible working options, and shares a location with a well-established marine science research, teaching and business community at Dunstaffnage. No need for small or start-up businesses to push the boat out - we can offer affordable, simple terms and one charge covering shared facilities and services.

To find out more download a brochure or contact: Morag Goodfellow, T. 01546 605414, E.

For more information on other business support that HIE offers across all sectors, please visit the If you are not yet based in the Highlands and Islands but would like to explore your options in our region, please visit our investment pages.


Pathfinder Accelerator, NHS Market Ready and NEXUS are funded by the Inverness City Region Deal and the European Regional Development Fund Scotland Programme 2014-2020.