New funding for the University of the Highlands and Islands will go towards the construction of a life sciences centre for health research.
The University of the Highlands and Islands is set to receive £3.75 million from the European Regional Development Fund to enhance its life sciences facilities at a new building on Inverness Campus. The funding will be used to extend the floor space and purchase equipment for the university’s life sciences innovation centre.
The centre will be part of a larger custom-built facility promoting engagement between the health service, the academic sector and commercial partners. The development will also contain an NHS Highland elective care centre and a Highlands and Islands Enterprise life science business incubator.