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City Region Deal

The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal is a £214 million investment in the future of the region, unlocking potential to drive economic growth, productivity and prosperity.

An investment of £90.2 million from the UK and Scottish Governments will be matched by up to £123.8 million from regional partners. This initial funding has potential to leverage additional private investment in excess of £640 million over the next 10 to 15 years, delivering more than 5,000 new jobs across a range of sectors.

Research and innovation is central to achieving this vision. Working closely with partners, the University can understand the challenges businesses are facing and pioneer new solutions, creating high-value jobs and supporting greater productivity.

The City Region Deal provides an investment package of more than £46 million in University-led research. A £17 million investment from the UK Government will build on the University’s internationally-renowned Institute of Aquaculture to develop a National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub, reinforcing the UK’s position at the forefront of this expanding sector. As the world seeks out cleaner, greener ways of working, Scotland’s International Environment Centre, funded through £22 million from Scottish Government and £5 million from the UK Government, will create a global exemplar of sustainable and inclusive models of growth. A further £7.25 million of UK Government investment will be established as an Intergenerational Living Innovation Hub, building on the University’s global reputation for ageing and dementia research.

This investment in world-class research infrastructure will enable University of Stirling researchers to further tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems, building on an established track record and placing innovation at the heart of a coordinated drive for sustainable, inclusive growth.

National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub

Translating the University’s pioneering aquaculture research into jobs, skills and investment while supporting global food security.

Scotland’s International Environment Centre

Provide a global exemplar of a just transition to net zero models of living and working.

Intergenerational Living Innovation Hub

Transforming the narrative around ageing from one of challenge to one of opportunity.

Investing in the future

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Work with Stirling

The key to successful innovation is collaboration. The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal offers an unprecedented opportunity for businesses, researchers and innovators to work strategically to unlock productivity, and inclusive, sustainable growth. Working in partnership, we can take advantage of global opportunities to deliver economic and social benefits at local, national and international levels.

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Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about the University's projects within the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, please contact Dr John Rogers, Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Business Engagement.