Life Sciences in Scotland: Connect and Invest

Life Sciences in Scotland:  Connect & Invest


Join us on Tuesday, May 14th for this dynamic event where the emerging talents of Scotland's life science sector and experienced investors come together.

For aspiring entrepreneurs, this will be an unmissable opportunity to connect with investors with a track record in life sciences, and a chance to learn from others whoโ€™ve raised multiple rounds of investment.

For investors, the event will showcase dynamic start-ups and spinouts in the sector seeking investment and expand your opportunities pipeline in this exciting sector.

Supported by OBN, CPI, and SULSA, this gathering promises to be more than just a networking event. It's a platform for fostering genuine connections, learning from seasoned professionals, and discovering exciting investment opportunities.

Join us to be part of Scotlandโ€™s thriving life sciences community.


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Sustainabuild Scotland Breakfast Club

Sustainabuild Scotland Breakfast Club is a regular event designed for professionals focused on driving sustainability in Scotland's built environment and construction sector. Each club features a different theme with expert speakers. The event is not only a learning hub but also a networking platform, offering regular opportunities to engage with sector-leading sustainable businesses, share knowledge, and forge valuable partnerships for new projects in this rapidly evolving field.

Their Dundee Breakfast Club theme is, โ€˜Building for Net Zero.โ€™ and will be held at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP).


  • Councillor Heather Anderson (Dundee City Council)

  • Guillem Arraez (Architect - Holmes Miller)

  • Peter Mcconnachie (Passivhaus Manager - Robertson Construction Tayside)


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Tay Cities Clean Growth Initiative - Financial and Investment Readiness

You are invited to take part in our next Tay Cities Clean Growth in-person event focusing on financial readiness. A candid discussion on financial and investment readiness from the perspective of the organisations who provide funding.

The aim is:

  • To provide an overview of the basics of funding, its main types and players (i.e. grant, debt, equity โ€“ domestic or international).
  • To look at the basics of how to find an external funding injection into a business or project.
  • To explain the journey and the importance of preparation for this.
  • To raise awareness of questions businesses must ask themselves before embarking on funding applications.
  • To clarify the terminologies and potential misunderstandings around different investors. To debunk any myths or fears around the providers in the funding field.
  • To look at the main differences between the options and who are they suitable for. (domestic or international options). 

Some businesses in Tay Cities region and across Scotland may have a strong desire for funding injection whether they are a spin-out, start-up or an established entity wishing to start a new venture, plan capital projects, R&D or just making sure that current projects reach their designed output. Navigating the funding landscape can be daunting or confusing, so we wish to bring this topic closer to you, making it more manageable and understandable in plain English.

This is an informal, frank and practical event explaining the types of funding, domestic and international investment / finance options in general with the view to creating an opportunity for practical support. The panel of speakers will provide corporate finance, equity, banking and international perspectives and allow attendees to ask questions and share opinions on these topics.

For more details and to register - check the Eventbrite page


Date & Time:

23rd April 2024, 10.30 to 2.30pm, Including lunch at 12noon and networking opportunities


Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH


Gary Torbett | Scottish Enerprise (SE) โ€“ Financial readiness and funding basics / overview / funding journey

Henderson Loggie โ€“ Corporate finance perspective

Maven Capital Partners โ€“ Equity investor perspective

Bank of Scotland โ€“ Bank / debt perspective

SE / SDI โ€“ Capital Investment perspective

SE - Innovation funding and Innovate UK applications