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Arrol Gibb Innovation Centre (AGIC)

AGIC is a global centre of excellence which is transforming large-scale manufacturing through innovation and learning. It will become the first large-scale digitally enabled advanced manufacturing facility for the marine and energy transition sectors in the UK.

The facility is located in Rosyth, an established location for manufacturing and engineering expertise. It's named after two leading figures in large-scale engineering: Sir William Arrol, who built the Forth Bridge, and Sir Alexander Gibb, who was instrumental in building the Rosyth Dockyard. 

In a unique collaboration, AGIC brings together Babcock International, the Royal Navy, two universities, the regional college and the government. It offers core capabilities in advanced and large-scale manufacturing, composites, robotics and digital manufacturing, which are all supported by cross-campus skills development and an innovation hub. 

AGIC highlights

Investment and development opportunities

The Rosyth facility offers waterfront, road and rail access and unique large-scale industrial capabilities, with site development potential. This makes it an ideal base for both new and established manufacturing companies.


With a diverse set of capabilities, partners and facilities located at AGIC, you'll benefit from the wide pool of expertise and experience across the campus, with shared skills development programmes and knowledge sharing.

Support to innovate and collaborate includes:

  • National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) - a joint skills academy and centre for manufacturing excellence with world-class R&D facilities
  • Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) - a service which can work with you to improve your company’s productivity, culture and behaviours

Specialist industrial capabilities

If you choose to set up your business at AGIC, you'll benefit from the site's core capabilities in large-scale advanced manufacturing, composites, robotics and digital manufacturing.

New digital technologies


AGIC is currently supporting the construction of five Type 31 frigates for the UK Royal Navy, and it's deploying brand new digital technologies in the process.

Over time, digital twins of the ships, processes, and facilities will be developed, which will help to inform and monitor life-cycle activities from build right through to operations and maintenance.

Innovation Hub

Early-stage businesses will have access to AGIC’s Innovation Hub, which includes skills development support, business mentoring and flexible office space, and the use of cutting-edge manufacturing tools.

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Manufacturing research programmes

Bringing together world-class expertise and resources, AGIC will support and coordinate manufacturing research programmes to reduce the financial and operational risks often associated with large-scale manufacturing projects.

This will include skills development and prototype trials for large-scale assets. The key sectors of interest are:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Marine and energy transition sectors
  • Commercial maritime
  • Modular infrastructure

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Think AGIC could be right for your business? Get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for.

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Benefits of setting up at AGIC

Expertise and talent

At AGIC, you'll have easy access to an experienced and highly skilled talent pool, as well as a steady pipeline of fresh talent from AGIC's partner organisations Fife College, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde.

Tech and innovation ecosystem

You'll also be able to benefit from AGIC’s connections to Scotland’s advanced tech and innovation ecosystem with easy access to world-leading centres of excellence such as CENSIS, Energy Technology Partnership and The Data Lab.

Through collaboration, you can take your R&D to a new level and accelerate commercialisation.

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If you're thinking of setting up in Scotland and think AGIC could be right for you, get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for.