Edinburgh: A Renowned Life Sciences Hub

Published: 28 May 2018

Edinburgh is at the centre of Europe’s life sciences community, with research facilities widely regarded as among the best in the world. We are showcasing Edinburgh’s vast strengths in the life sciences sector as part of VisitScotland’s business events campaign, find out more about how you can get involved in creating lasting legacy for the city’s life sciences sector.

In August 2018, we are showcasing Edinburgh’s strengths in the life sciences sector as part of VisitScotland’s national digital campaign, Legends.

Edinburgh is a city of legends, a hub of forward-thinking innovation and progress, built on centuries of enlightenment and intellectual curiosity. With strengths from data science to globally renowned research, the city provides the ideal environment for transformation and collaboration. The city is home to renowned organisations and award-winning universities leading the way in research and innovation in the fields of human and animal health, agritech and related technologies. That makes the city a unique environment, where international colleagues across the sector can come together to further their knowledge and witness the latest advances in the field.

From 13-17 August, we will be sharing our life sciences strengths on social media with the world! We will be sharing a variety of sector related messaging through Twitter from @conventions and @EdinAmbassador as well as on LinkedIn. Our messaging is amplified by VisitScotland and organisations across the city – giving us a united ‘one-city’ approach. We have a dedicated webpage where we profile key individuals and organisations within the city – please see the content from our previous sector focus weeks; Technology, Creative Industries, Education and Energy

How can you get involved?

Do you work in the Life Sciences sector? If you or your organisation would like to be featured as part of the campaign, please get in touch with Eilidh McCartney, Marketing Executive. Alternatively, everyone can get involved on social media:

  • Share your own sector related content using the hashtags #IdeasbecomeLegend and #MakeitEdinburgh
  • Engage, engage, engage! – please retweet/ like/ comment content on Twitter from @conventions as this helps amplify the message and increases the overall reach


Make it Edinburgh is the city’s dedicated business tourism campaign showcasing Edinburgh’s centres of excellence and key economic sectors. For more information, please visit www.makeitedinburgh.com

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