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£10.9m investment for innovation in Scottish construction sector

£10.6m investment for innovation in Scottish construction sector

28 Feb 2019

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead, has today announced a further £10.98m of investment in the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC).

The investment from the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise will allow CSIC to build on the foundations of a highly successful first five years and support its Phase 2 mission to mainstream innovation in construction, leading to improved productivity and growth within the sector.

Speaking at an event to promote innovation in the sector, Richard Lochhead said:

“The construction industry is a core sector of the Scottish economy, providing infrastructure to businesses across all sectors of the economy.

Our vision is for a Scotland where innovation is an intrinsic part of our culture, our society and our economy.  This relies on a pipeline of knowledge and skills from universities, colleges and research institutes.  Fostering connections between the worlds of industry and academia is vital in making that vision a reality for the construction sector as in others.

“This £10.98 million funding from the Scottish Government, via the Scottish Funding Council and the Enterprise Agencies, will allow the CSIC to continue its excellent work and important activities in the innovative construction landscape, to the benefit of the whole of Scotland and beyond.”