What people are saying about our facilities, our expertise and achievements

photo of Bill Gates and UK Secretary of State for International Development @Penny Mordaunt visit to Easter Bush Campus and launch University of Edinburgh Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security - image credit UoE

"… a world capital for livestock health and genetics…”

Bill Gates, Gates Foundation,
describing Edinburgh at a Lord speaker Lecture,
House of Lords, 10 November 2014

"The Roslin Innovation Centre will provide companies with state-of-the-art facilities, first class customer service and accelerated access to strategic research opportunities."

John Mackenzie, CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre
photo of John Mackenzie, CEO of Roslin Innovation Centre sharing hands with Jaymin Amin, Ingenza outside the new building

“In recognition of our excellence of animal sciences research in Scotland we are a major partner in the UK Agri-Tech Centre of Excellence, and also form a joint venture with the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Professor David Hume, former Director of The Roslin Institute 
and Research Director of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

"The One Health theme of our research provides unique opportunities to map traits between animal and human disease."

Professor David Argyle,
Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, 
Easter Bush Campus

“The co-location of Roslin Technologies in the new Roslin Innovation Centre, currently under construction on the Easter Bush Campus, will provide unprecedented opportunities for researchers to access business and commercialisation expertise as well as funding.”

Hugh Edmiston, Director of Corporate Services, 
the University of Edinburgh 

“We are seeing an ever-increasing appetite for investment in technology advancements in animal health and agriculture and Roslin Technologies will provide a channel for those funds to help accelerate these projects.”

Martin Hjorth-Jensen, Chairman, JB Equity

photo of University of Edinburgh management team with MSPs Liz Smith and Oliver Mundell in front of horse statue, Canter - image credit University of Edinburgh

“The new Centre building will be an iconic gateway building within the Easter Bush Campus for the University of Edinburgh, and will act as a visual indicator of the University’s commitment to research excellence. We are enormously proud to be playing the key role in delivering such an outstanding building and are committed to ensuring it is completed to the very highest standards.”

Paul Griffen, Construction Director, McLaughlin & Harvey 

“The Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre will provide a gathering space that allows public engagement, meetings and integration across Campus."

Dr Nicola Stock, Public Engagement Officer, The Roslin Institute, 
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Photo of EBSOC set up with equipment for open day with blue gloves and goggles

“The Easter Bush Campus provides a dynamic working environment within an accessible, rural setting offering an idyllic work life balance for all of our staff, students and tenants.”

Val White, Campus Operating Officer, Easter Bush Campus 

“This building will bring together the research and enterprise activities into a vibrant interactive core at the heart of the Campus.”

Val White, Campus Operating Officer, Easter Bush Campus

“The Roslin Innovation Centre provides an opportunity to extend and promote our collaborative commercial research, while providing the necessary space to extend and develop strategic partnering opportunities with large and small businesses.”

John Mackenzie, CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre 

“We recently relocated to the Easter Bush Campus from London and we’re excited to be among the first tenants at the Roslin Innovation Centre. Currently housed in the ‘pop up incubator’ in the Sir Alexander Robertson Building we have already taken an extra unit. The team are looking forward to moving into the this flagship gateway building next summer.”

Steve Parsons, CEO, Greengage Lighting Ltd

photo of hoarding with signage during the development phase of Roslin Innovation Centre

“Greengage is a role model tenant and exactly the type of innovative company we are looking to attract.”

John Mackenzie, CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre 

“Delighted that we are one of the first companies to sign up to the Roslin Innovation Centre and be part of this exciting new development.”

Professor Tom Freeman, Founder and CTO, Kajeka Ltd
photo of Tenant Showcase held in Roslin Innovation Centre atrium with promotion banners for Greengage, Kajeka and Roslin Technologies

photo of Glen Illing of Roslin Technologies shaking hands with John Mackenzie, CEO of Roslin Innovation Centre

“Being in the midst of a burgeoning community of animal health spin out and spin in companies being attracted to the Roslin Innovation Centre is the perfect place for us to locate.”

Glen Illing - Partner, JB Equity and acting CEO, Roslin Technologies