Midlothian is at the cutting edge of advancements in crucial research across many disciplines in the fields of animal health, human health, agritech and related technologies.

A centre of excellence on the outskirts of Edinburgh with the largest concentration of animal-science related expertise in Europe.


The key to the region’s success is a critical mass of world-leading scientists, the research power of its academic institutions, a positive culture of multi-disciplinary working, embedded commercialisation and enabling technology.  

Midlothian Science Zone offers outstanding expertise and facilities, helping to identify opportunities for collaboration and offer companies the benefit of interacting with world-class researchers.

World-renowned research institutes combine with a leading world-ranked research university to give the region its well-deserved global influence in many disciplines, including animal health, life sciences, biotechnology, agri-tech and aquaculture.

Organisations located within Midlothian Science Zone seek to improve collaboration between science, research and business.  

World-leading research and collaboration - be part of it…

On the University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Campus, there is a strong culture of industry engagement with over two thirds of senior scientists at The Roslin Institute engaging with companies. Dedicated support is available for making industry-academic collaboration work, this enables it to play a key role in supporting the UK animal health sector.

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Midlothian Science Zone

  • Roslin Innovation Centre
  • The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus
  • Midlothian, EH25 9RG, Scotland

Enquiries: Project Team

T: +44 (0)131 651 9000

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Midlothian House

  • 40-46 Buccleuch Street
  • Dalkeith
  • EH22 1DN

Economic Development:

T: 0131 271 3435

F: 0131 271 3537

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