Helping Smart Things Accelerator Centre (STAC) to "transform Glasgow into Europe’s largest smart things and IoT innovation hub"

An exciting new venture is looking to transforming Glasgow into Europe’s largest smart things and IoT innovation hub, centred around a new £2.5 million public and private sector investment: a 250-desk state-of-the-art facility named “thebeyond” at SkyPark in Glasgow.

DSSR is excited to be part of the design of the new development, having created the initial building services design for ‘thebeyond’ facility. We will share future updates on the new IoT Innovation hub as it progresses.

The venture is a partnership between the UK Government, Glasgow City Council, and the Smart Things Accelerator Centre (STAC), with the intent of making Glasgow a frontrunner in developing technologies over the coming decades, spanning drones, robots, AI, IoT, nanotech, medtech, and cleantech, revolutionising industries while yielding substantial economic, social, and environmental impact.

Building on STAC’s success to date, projections are for Glasgow to evolve into an innovation leader with a focus on industrial, lifestyle, health, and sustainability technologies. Through the partnership, Glasgow will become a test bed for homegrown innovations via STAC.

The initiative is supported by industry executives with decades of experience from leading organisations including Dyson, Plexus, Meta, Blackberry, Motorola, and Volvo Cars.

Councillor Ricky Bell, Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council: “This collaboration will help Glasgow become a leading technology-driven city, with our services and buildings powered by homegrown innovation to the benefit of everyone who lives, works and studies here.

“We will empower Glasgow’s start-ups to hone their technologies here and then compete internationally, enhancing our position on the global tech stage and bringing a great number of new jobs and careers in this sector.”