Innovation

A place for ideas to thrive

Innovation is at the core of everything we do.

MSIP is a place where innovation is nurtured, your ideas can thrive, and collaboration opportunities are plentiful.

If you have an exciting new innovative project looking for a home, that is focused on sustainable mobility or decarbonisation, we would love to hear from you.

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Innovation Programme

We offer an innovation programme that has been shaped to support the development and delivery of product and service innovation across the sustainable mobility and decarbonisation sectors.

We facilitate collaborative partnerships between Universities, companies and other organisations.

Our Innovation Challenges support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Net Zero targets by identifying relevant issues within industry and engaging with companies to develop and deliver solutions to these issues.

Our MSIP Accelerator* is targeted at ambitious early-stage companies and entrepreneurs, offering each cohort an intensive period of business support based in an incubator environment.

Our focus on sustainable mobility and decarbonisation allows us to offer companies access to our extensive network which can provide a wide range of opportunities including innovation funding and investment opportunities.

*The MSIP Accelerator is part funded by Scottish Enterprise.

Innovation Campus

Our Innovation Campus provides an exciting and varied environment for industry, academia and government to come together, to progress the just transition to net zero.

Our Innovation Hub will be located at the centre of the Innovation Parc, creating a focus of collaborative activity. It will offer core facilities including hot desks, flexible meeting and a href=”https://www.msipdundee.com/our-parcs/msip-innovation-hub/event-space-in-dundee/” style=”color: blue; text-decoration: underline;”>events space, design labs, a digital suite, demonstration space and a range of business support services.

The Innovation Labs at MSIP will offer 14 labs starting at 80m2. Designed for short-term, flexible project use, they  offer shared amenities and collaborative spaces for meeting and relaxing.

An additional Makerspace offers basic workshop amenities for tenants in the Innovation Labs.

The Fulhame Building is a development of six industrial units for light manufacturing, offering space for companies looking to take their first step into an industrial unit with ambitions to growth.

Funding and Support

We understand how critical access to innovation funding and investment support is for companies to take an idea through the technology and manufacturing readiness levels.

We can connect you to relevant funding and investment, that will allow you to develop your product and technology further and quicker.

Keep an eye out for regular funding spotlights on our socials!

If you would like to find out more please contact us at [email protected].

Innovation Challenges

Our MSIP Innovation Challenges offer an open and easy to enter process, where innovative and ambitious companies can submit a potential solution to a Challenge placed by us.

Companies are encouraged to work collaboratively and to make use of our Innovation Labs.

Follow us on social media to keep up to date on our next Innovation Challenge!

Applications for our second Innovation Challenge are now closed. Successful candidates will be announced soon.

MSIP Accelerator

The MSIP Accelerator, part funded by Scottish Enterprise, is targeted at ambitious early-stage companies and entrepreneurs, offering each cohort an intensive period of business support based in an incubator environment.

As of March 2024, 41 companies have participated in the MSIP Accelerator Programme, and have closed equity investments totalling approximately £1.1 million.

We will soon be opening applications for Cohort 5 of the MSIP Accelerator Programme, to begin in Autumn 2024.

If you feel your organisation could benefit from participating, send an expression of interest to [email protected].

Partners and Collaborators

At MSIP, we have built an environment for collaboration between industry and academia to happen. You can test and build on new ideas, research and develop emerging technologies, and grow your business.

We are connected to world leading institutions including the University of St Andrews, the University of Dundee and Abertay University.

Those located at MSIP will have access to our partners and collaborators across academic institutions, industry groups and other innovation centres, creating opportunities to work together towards a common goal.

"Innovation is a critical part of how we will become a globally recognised centre of excellence in sustainable mobility and decarbonisation. We are creating the ecosystem at MSIP that will ensure those that are developing technologies for the future will reach the ambitious net zero targets that have been set."
Sarah Petrie, Innovation Director, MSIP
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