Opportunity North East (ONE) aims to grow the sector to create one of the most exciting life sciences clusters in the world.
The north east of Scotland has clear potential to address some of the world's significant health challenges because of its internationally recognised strengths in biologics.
ONE provides the network and connections, the entrepreneurial environment and the physical infrastructure to drive life sciences collaboration, innovation and commercialisation in the region.
ONE supports life sciences businesses, academics, researchers and clinicians, people with ideas and life sciences entrepreneurs through:
commercialisation workshops and accelerator programmes to inspire new ideas and turn them into valuable business propositions;
marketing and communication training for ambitious life sciences businesses working in biotech, medtech and healthtech;
quarterly life sciences network events that provide business-critical insights shared experiences and facilitate new collaborations between academics, health professionals and industry;
connecting academics and researchers to the commercial world and business start-up support; and
the development of the £40 million ONE BioHub on Aberdeen's Foresterhill Health Campus to provide office space and laboratories for high growth potential life sciences businesses and incubation facilities for start-ups and spinouts, alongside bespoke support programmes and access to expert advice.