What it is

Engage with  innovation
inovo means ‘innovation’ and everything about Glasgow’s latest development fulfils this promise and will help to grow business opportunities, allowing the very best staff to be attracted and retained.

Over £100 million has been invested in Glasgow’s new technology and innovation zone to create the impressive Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), completed in 2015 and a first for Glasgow - a new EPC A rated Grade A office building - inovo. inovo has been created to house and encourage collaboration between companies involved in the development of low carbon energy and enabling technology sectors, in a sustainable BREEAM Excellent rated office environment.

Itrez inovo’s innovative design was awarded in 2014 by the British Council of Offices as ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ for the Scottish Region.

The TIC and inovo – at the heart of Glasgow’s new technology and innovation zone, comprise the first phase of development on this 2.02 hectare site. Future phases could provide a further six unique buildings adding mass and future expansion.

Reasons to Engage



  • Potential & Commitment - Scotland has 206 gigawatts of potential Renewable Energy and 100% Electricity consumption target from Renewable Energy by 2020.
  • Support & Innovation - £200m of public support is available in Scotland for companies to innovate/reduce Renewable Energy costs using unrivalled test facilities.
  • Investors & Testers - major wind turbine manufacturers, Utilities and OEMs are investing now and leading to Wave and Tidal devices are being invented/tested here.
  • Location & Expertise - co-locate with other Renewable supply chain companies and have easy access to world class academics and graduates, in Scotland's biggest city.
 


Professor Sir Jim McDonald " One of the big attractions for
companies involved in the engineering
sectors is the skilled graduates which we produce."

Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal of the University of Strathclyde.
A Lab at Itrez
When Innovation Zone completes, the city's skyline along George Street will be unrecognisable from its current form and this important gateway to Glasgow City Centre, from the east and High Street, will be invigorated.

Academia, graduates, laboratories, research areas, conferencing facilities, meeting spaces, collaboration areas and a sustainable workplace environment - the underlying benefits of Innovation Zone are obvious.
All occupants of inovo will have access to the TIC which will have extensive informal gathering spaces (to encourage collaboration and engagement), two informal eateries and one high end catering facility that can service corporate functions.

A discounted rate to utilise the facilities within the TIC and University laboratories can be negotiated and a shared services agreement is in place to allow inovo occupants access to these facilities.
 
The George Street Skyline