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Technology & Innovation Centre

Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), our 2017 venue, is situated at situated at 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD.

Entrance to the TIC on George Street, Glasgow

There are many ways to reach Glasgow but for air or train, see below.

Train: Coming from the south, your arrival station would most likely be Glasgow Central. With luggage, a taxi would be the best option for the 800 metres to the venue from there.

Air: Discounted travel is available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and City Centre with Glasgow Taxis. Pre-book your taxi by phoning +44 (0) 141 429 7070 using the following codes to get the discounted fare. Glasgow Airport to City Centre: use code GCB 1 set fare £18.00. City Centre to Glasgow Airport: use code GCB 2 set fare £21.00.

However, the airport shuttle bus is an excellent option as well, costing £7.50 and running every ten minutes. The nearest stop to the TIC is Glasgow Queen Street.

Arrival at the venue

The main entrance to the TIC for our purposes is the one in George Street itself on the corner of Albion Street (see photo). Please note, for those staying in the Premier Inn hotel, it is just 90 seconds’ walk – one block away on the corner of George Street and Montrose Street.

Once past the main reception to the building, signage will point you to our registration desk where you can pick up your badge and conference bag.


Aerospace is recognised as a growth area for the UK economy, with a track record of growth and clear potential for the future. Small and innovative Scottish companies have been establishing a presence in the sector and demonstrating their own potential.

The UK is a world leader in the satellite business, with a particular strength in small satellites. Scottish companies are already to the fore in providing components and systems for satellites – particularly small satellites.

Strathclyde University’s Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) is the cornerstone of Scotland’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone. The £89 million world-class centre represents a significant milestone as the largest single investment in the University’s history. The TIC provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a flexible working environment which will bring together up to 750 academics, researchers, postgraduate students and project
managers.

RISpace, held between Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October 2017, will be hosted in the TIC’s state-of-the-art auditorium with its foyer space hosting the exhibition and catering. We will also host a networking reception and a gala dinner.

An extra day on Friday 27 October will include site visits to space companies in Scotland’s Central Belt.

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