New Higgs Centre for Innovation opens as unique home for Space-based start-ups
A new innovation centre opened in Edinburgh today offering start-up companies direct access to world leading scientists, engineers and big data experts, as part of UK Government efforts to help boost productivity and innovation.
The Higgs Centre for Innovation offers specialist expertise and support in space-related technology and big-data analytics. Up to 12 companies will be based in the Centre at any one time, and will work next to researchers and engineers from both STFC’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre and the University of Edinburgh.
Science Minister Sam Gyimah said:
“Scotland has an outstanding reputation for science and innovation, and the Higgs Centre will harness this creativity, helping disruptive start-ups and entrepreneurs create the products of tomorrow.”