The Campbell Report: a roadmap to investment for health innovation life sciences and healthtech

This Working Group brought together a diverse group of professionals from across the life sciences and healthtech ecosystem, and was chaired by Dr Ian Campbell, Chief Business Officer, LifeArc. Their aim was to explore how to attract increased levels of private investment in the sector in Scotland.

A National Health Innovation Life Science Cluster: The Building Blocks

While there is scope to further enhance our ecosystem, we must not lose sight of what we already have in Scotland.

We are a small country making a big impact on the global stage. Scotland has excellence in education and a flair for invention, built around our strong academic research base. It's a place where great minds connect to produce a dynamic health innovation life sciences and health tech environment. We have a long and proud history of being progressive, pioneering, and punching above our weight.

Scotland is an agile nation where Scottish Government, industry, development agencies, the National Health Service and academic institutions work hand in hand to drive innovation and productivity.

Scotland has one of the largest life science clusters in Europe with over 200 medical technologies companies[1], 150 pharma services companies and 750 organisations overall employing 40,000 people.[2]

Figure 2: The Scotland health innovation ecosystem currently
Chart showing the constituent parts of the current health innovation and health tech ecosystem.
Figure 3: Scottish health innovation landscape
Chart showing a breakdown of health innovation facilities in Scotland by area.



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