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096 Scotland | Full Member European Marine Science Park Situated on Scotland’s stunning West Coast, the European Marine Science Park provides high quality laboratory and office accommodation in an established location for Marine Science. This includes innovative enterprises, world-class research, excellent locations and facilities, a skilled talent pool, strong government support for business, and close links between policymakers, industry, and academia. The EMSP is being developed by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Development International, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) to create a self-sustaining and growing cluster of marine science related activity. L ocati on Dunbeg Oban PA37 1SZ C ontact detai l s Morag Goodfellow Senior Development Manager Highlands & Islands Enterprise T: 01546 605414 E: morag.goodfellow@hient.co.uk www.europeanmarine​ sciencepark.co.uk The European Marine Science Park will be of particular interest to start-up businesses, spin-outs, and SMEs who are interested in the combination of an outstanding marine environment with world-class scientific knowledge available at this location. Small companies and start-ups will benefit from the services offered in the incubator, whilst Malin House provides high quality, sustainable accommodation containing accelerator space for expanding companies. This offering enables companies to choose the right environment for their needs. Businesses based at the European Marine Science Park can benefit from co-location with SAMS, a leading academic institution in marine science and research. There is easy access to: • The expertise of 140+ scientists in all fields of marine science, from marine environment to the development of marine-derived bio-fuels • First class laboratory facilities such as UKSPA Directory 2017 electron microscopes, autoclaves etc • National facilities including the largest collection of algae and protozoa in Europe • The National Scientific Diving Centre and the North Atlantic Glider Base. Business Support A strong spirit of collaboration in innovation supports company growth aspirations. The Park is an associate member of the BioMarine International Clusters Association (BICA), which champions marine bio-resources and their innovative use across sector applications. Strong links have been developed with both the Industrial Biotechnology Centre (IBioIC) and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), with companies within the cluster partnering with academic and other industrial partners throughout Scotland and internationally. First-class business support is available to all high growth tenants from Highlands