Life sciences

Life Sciences

Supporting the growth of the life sciences sector in the Highlands and Islands

Life sciences in our region

The life sciences growth sector covers health tech for human and animals and biotechnology.

Technology companies also pursue opportunities in the health and wellbeing markets and develop innovative technology solutions.

Companies in this highly innovative sector often generate above average salaries and have an international outlook.  Regulatory requirements for commercialisation of life sciences products often results in longer periods of research and development which demand specialist financial investment and extended timescales for return on investment. We can support your business through all stages of your growth.

Find out more about our support available through Business to Healthcare and our co-working spaces on Inverness Campus and the European Marine Science Park in Oban.

Keep up to date with news by joining our LinkedIn group.

Discover the Life Sciences Sub-Sectors

There are a number of growth areas in life sciences across the Highlands and Islands. Discover more about what they are and how they're contributing to our regional economy.

Upcoming events

Have a look at the events we have coming up for those working in the life sciences sector.

Life Sciences Statistics

Across our region, there are:


Life sciences organisations


people working in the industry


universities active in life sciences


annual turnover

Business support

Find out how we can help you develop and grow your life sciences business. We can also help you connect with business, academia and research organisations.

Browse all support services

We support businesses, communities and social enterprises through a range of support services, including advice, funding, events and property. Find out how we can help you.


NEXUS is a life sciences and technology business hub based on Inverness Campus. The flexible office and lab space can support new and established businesses to grow and develop.

Inverness Campus

Inverness Campus is a world-class business location with pioneering facilities bringing together businesses, researchers, academia and scientists.

European Marine Science Park

Home to an established community which includes innovative businesses, world-class research, excellent workspaces and facilities, a skilled talent pool, and strong government support for business.


Sign up for all the latest news, information on investments and development opportunities from across our region.