UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 97

UKSPA Directory 2017 Scotland | Full Member 097 The natural The Forum home is open for marine to science: the public EMSP and enjoys is a an space unrivalled to meet, sea eat, shore collaborate location on Scotland’s and network West Coast and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International to ensure that the businesses operate effectively and profitably in the shortest time possible. Growth organisations located in the area can benefit from ongoing assistance via the HIE account management programme and can be eligible for support including rese arch and development grants, financial support packages, business mentoring and advice, skills development programmes, new product development initiatives, international trade, and marketing activities. Facilities and Services European Centre for Marine Biotechnology: The European Centre for Marine Biotechnology (ECMB) provides business incubation space in a supportive environment, enhancing collaboration and supporting market penetration. Occupiers can take advantage of a range of facilities and bespoke services, including IT support, meeting rooms, conference facilities, engineering, stores, security, café, and library. Malin House: Malin House provides approximately 1,900m 2 of accelerator space for expanding companies, with flexible fit-out available to incorporate laboratory and office environments. The building has been designed and built with environmental impact in mind, to maximise the positive impact of the surrounding land and seascape. Development: Phase 2 and beyond will be determined by demand and sector growth. The next two phases will provide a further 4,000m 2 . “EMSP will interest start-ups, spin-outs, and SMEs interested in the combination of an outstanding marine environment with world-class scientific knowledge” Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS): Co-located at European Marine Science Park is The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), a leading national academic institution in marine science, providing both teaching and research. Proximity and close links with SAMS provide access to a motivated and skilled workforce, including high achieving international students at undergraduate, post graduate, and research levels. ■ Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Oban by air, rail, road, ferry A82, A85 easy access to motorways Trains connect Oban to UK network N e a r by Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling Oban Fort William, Lochgilphead Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Highlands & Islands Enterprise Scottish Assoc’n for Marine Science Scottish Development International