Edinburgh Science Triangle

The Edinburgh Science Triangle (EST) is a multi-disciplinary partnership between universities, research institutes, the National Health Service, science parks, the national economic development agency Scottish Enterprise, and central and local government in Edinburgh and neighbouring council areas. The three points of the "triangle" are Livingston in West Lothian, Musselburgh in East Lothian, and the Easter Bush campus in Midlothian.

The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, at Little France in Edinburgh, was opened in May 2012; it is home to the Institute for Stem Cell Research, part of the Edinburgh Science Triangle.

The collaborative project aims to attract new indigenous and inward investment, and to build a professional scientific community based on academic research and commercial enterprises. The target sectors for the project are the life sciences, informatics, micro- and optoelectronics and energy.

The Edinburgh Science Triangle was launched by Jim Wallace, the Deputy First Minister, in September 2004,[1] at the Roslin BioCentre in Midlothian. It is a member of Edinburgh's Local Investment Partnership, which includes the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise. Scottish Development International promotes the Edinburgh Science Triangle abroad.

Funding to promote and support the Edinburgh Science Triangle comes from Scottish Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund, the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian councils, and the participating science parks.[1]


Easter Bush CampusEdit

In September 2011 the Dick Vet relocated from Summerhall, in Edinburgh, to a new building on the Easter Bush campus in Midlothian, 11 km south of the city.



The Scottish Microelectronics Centre at the University of Edinburgh is a centre for business incubation, research and development in the semiconductor sector; it is a joint venture between the university and Scottish Enterprise.

Research institutesEdit

Science parksEdit

The Alba Innovation Centre in Livingston, West Lothian is at the centre of Silicon Glen.

Technology transfer organisationsEdit


The new Queen Margaret University campus in Musselburgh, East Lothian, opened in 2008, is the first new university campus in Scotland in forty years.


  1. ^ a b "Launch of Edinburgh Science Triangle" (Press release). Scottish Government. 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Boots listing boost for Scottish tech firm Ambicare’s acne device". By Graham Huband, The Courier, 3 September 2014
  3. ^ Numbers double at technology incubator - The Scotsman

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