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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. 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 £22 million of investment for two research hubs at the University; £17 million for a new Aquaculture Hub and £5 million for an International Environment Centre.

We are hiring!

The University is a delivery partner in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, leading the innovation workstream. We are looking for a Growth Deal Officer and a Growth Deal Administrator.

Research, innovation and business engagement job opportunities

Investing in the future

Playing our part

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Driving productivity

Investment in world-class research infrastructure will enable our researchers to continue tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, placing innovation at the heart of a co-ordinated drive for sustainable, inclusive growth.

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Aquaculture innovation

Investment of £17 million through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire Region City Deal will create a new aquaculture innovation hub to support the University’s pioneering aquaculture research, translating global growth into high quality local jobs.

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Clean growth

Scotland’s International Environment Centre will provide the best possible conditions and infrastructure for businesses to flourish and ensure a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment for future generations.

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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 and Innovation Services.