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Exports hit £27.9 billion

Scottish Development International welcomes findings from the latest Global Connections Survey which reveal that Scottish exports have increased by 7.2% to reach a record £27.9 billion.

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University of Edinburgh invests £1.2 million in Scotland's chemical sciences sector

The University of Edinburgh has made a £1.2 million investment in some of the world's most advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Mass Spectroscopy instrumentation to further consolidate its position as a 'centre of excellence' for its acclaimed research in cutting-edge molecular science.



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New industrial biotechnology innovation centre to create 1500 jobs

A new innovation centre for industrial biotechnology (IB) is forecast to increase IB related turnover to up to £3 billion by 2030, create 1500 jobs within five years and put Scotland at the forefront of a global transformation.

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Scots firms work with SIB to access £93m

The Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, helped more than 100 Scottish-based companies access investment of almost £93 million during 2012/13.

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GSK announces investment in Scotland

Firm’s expansion “testament to world class workforce."

Global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to invest £25 million to expand its operations in Montrose to support the delivery of its new pipeline of medicines.

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Scotland launches blueprint for £900 million industrial biotechnology growth

A new strategy to increase Scotland’s industrial biotechnology (IB) activities to capture a share of a potential £360 billion global market has been unveiled today by Scottish Enterprise at Europe’s first international conference and exhibition on sustainable chemistry.

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Safeguarding the future of Scotland's chemicals sector

Scottish Enterprise welcomes news that the Ineos petrochemical plant in Grangemouth is to remain open.

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Scotland among the best in the world for life and chemical sciences research

A new benchmarking report on the performance of Scotland’s research base in life and chemical sciences has revealed that the average impact of Scottish life and chemical sciences research is among the best in the world, with Scotland boasting some of the most productive and influential researchers in both fields.