There is no single entity that can solve the complex and interconnected problems we face as a society. To overcome the grand challenges we face, collaboration and co-ordination across the Scottish Research and Innovation landscape is paramount. Research Innovation Scotland strives to depict a whole system view, to act as a catalyst for intersectionality, toward a better future; to build back better.


Find out more about Our Mission

Research Innovation Scotland was created and is managed jointly by the Scottish Research Pools in collaboration with the Scottish Innovation Centres and Interface.
Check out our interactive map below to see how these SFC-funded initiatives can help you

“It is really exciting to see the SFC-supported Research Pools and Innovation Centres coming together for a shared purpose which will benefit research, the economy and society in Scotland and beyond. Scotland’s collaborative culture in research is a huge asset for us and connecting that with business-facing Innovation Centres and with Interface, our national hub connecting business and academia, will help us take on the challenges facing Scotland. SFC looks forward to working with the Research Innovation Scotland partnership.” 

Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council


RIS Activities & Funding

The Research and Innovation Landscape in Scotland is packed full of exciting activities and events which are driven from across industry, the NHS, government agencies and the education sector. Learn more about these events in one place. 

Multidisciplinary Matchmaker


Coffee Break @ RIS

Scottish Research Innovation Futures Workshops


The RIS represents a pan-Scotland collaborative initiative specifically addressing and promoting cross-disciplinary research and innovation. Further information on the specific and wide-ranging work of the Research Pools is not repeated here but links are available from the members page.

Research Innovation Scotland is a proud member of Connected Scotland