First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has announced that over 2,000 jobs will be created in a novel Scottish technology and life sciences project. The £30-million project has been backed by public funding.
The universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh will be heading the project. Main aim of the project will be focus on world-class technology and life sciences. Salmond was present at the new Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, when he made the announcement.
Salmond said that the centre at Glasgow University will come up with Glasgow University as well as will develop art sensors. The centre to be developed at Edinburgh University will be concentrating on Edinburgh University.
Scotland has always made efforts to become a world leader when it comes to innovation. The upcoming project will ensure that it becomes a world leader when it comes to life sciences and modern technologies and development.
"This is the first of a planned series of investments to establish innovation centres for Scotland's key industries. They will harness academic and entrepreneurial innovation to create jobs", said John McClelland, Chairman of the funding council.
Professor Anton Muscatelli, Head of Glasgow University, said both the centres will act as permanent source of contribution to Scotland's economy.