Nexxus, the West of Scotland BioScience Network, was launched in September 2003 to provide a connection (a "nexus") across
all elements of the West of Scotland life sciences community. It promotes and supports research excellence, innovation and
knowledge transfer within the life sciences community in the West of Scotland. It does this by a variety of means, including
advertising in relevant media, issuing press releases related to the community, producing case studies and other marketing
material for display and distribution as appropriate, and organizing a range of different networking events to attract a wide
Nexxus strengthens the links between the West of Scotland's research institutions and its rapidly growing industry sector
(which includes many successful indigenous companies and high profile foreign inward investment). It encourages and facilitates
interaction between academia, industry, support services, government, the National Health Service and research institutes
in many, and varied ways, one of which is by attending exhibitions and conferences to showcase the life sciences expertise
of the West of Scotland.
Major Products and Services
PR and Marketing on behalf of the West of Scotland life sciences community.
Nexxus News—quarterly newsletter, contains a wide variety of interesting articles on life sciences in the West of Scotland, including
research and company news.
Monthly e-bulletins and ad hoc emails provide a roundup of the previous month's West of Scotland related life sciences news, notification of forthcoming life sciences
events worldwide, calls for conference papers, notification of funding opportunities, etc.
Nexxus Events—regular informal networking events including scientific presentations, career events for young life scientists, entrepreneurial
and business seminars and summer BBQs.
Nexxus Life Science Awards are presented annually in four categories—Young Life Scientist of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Most Promising Young
Life Science Company of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.
http://www.nexxusscotland.com/ provides comprehensive information on the West of Scotland's breadth and depth of research expertise; information (including
contact details) on local companies; news articles from, and about, the local community; details of forthcoming life sciences
related events worldwide; related links and general information on living and working in the West of Scotland.
NEXXUS, THE WEST OF SCOTLAND BIOSCIENCE NETWORK
10 The Square University Avenue Glasgow, Scotland UK G12 8QQ
01.41. 330 1987
01.41. 330. 2747
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