Each sector is in focus for a two month period, during which each city has one week in the spotlight to showcase their strengths in the sector.
Life Sciences have been at the core of Scotland’s academic success for centuries. From the early days of surgery, the discovery of penicillin, making the link between mosquitos and malaria, to the invention of the MRI scanner - Scotland is the home of world leading research and invention in human healthcare, animal and plant sciences, aquaculture, agritech and industrial biotechnology.
Scotland has hosted countless major Life Science congresses, and has a proven track record of making these innovative, pioneering and ambitions – supported by the wealth of academic and industry knowledge in this sector in our cities and regions. Scotland has invested heavily in innovation and excellence centres to catalyse collaborations between industry and academia. In the last five years 6 new Innovation Centres directly aligned to the Life Sciences have opened, supporting established centres including the internationally acclaimed Roslin Institute - birthplace of Dolly the Sheep.
The study of life is a vast subject, from DNA and cloning, to understanding plankton levels in our seas and the ripple effect the oceans have on us all. Scotland ranks worldwide among the leading 3 countries for research productivity and impact. With 19 universities and world leading research centres, Scotland has the largest concentration of animal health and aquaculture researchers in Europe.
In Scotland the opportunity to connect academia, practitioners, researchers, inventors and other healthcare professionals with your delegates offers you powerful engagement opportunities that create lasting legacies for your event, the local Life Sciences community and future generations.
Edinburgh's Legends Life Sciences week starts 13 August - get involved on social media using the hashtag #IdeasBecomeLegend.
The ongoing city campaign - Make It Edinburgh - which is focused on promoting Edinburgh as conference city – this complements VisitScotland’s Legends campaign.