The research questioned the following science parks:
- Alba Innovation Centre in Livingston
- Heriot-Watt Research Park
- Pentlands Science Park
- Edinburgh Technopole
It was found that there has been a 6.6 per cent year-on-year rise in revenue at Edinburgh Science Triangle (which is the collective name for a number of different science parks).
Malcolm Bateman, chairman of the Edinburgh Science Triangle, said: “These are difficult times and it is really encouraging to see the progress that the tenant companies are making. What particularly stands out is the investment in research and development and the international dimension of these businesses, which is vital for Scotland’s economic development.”
Councillor Russell Imrie, Midlothian Council cabinet member with responsibility for economic development, added: “The Edinburgh Science Triangle study highlights some welcome signs of business growth.
“Midlothian is well represented within the Edinburgh Science Triangle, being the location for the Pentlands Science Park, Roslin BioCentre and Edinburgh Technopole. This underlines the importance of the science sector to the local and national economies.”
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