How AGIC Rosyth is transforming Scotland's manufacturing landscape

Arrol Gibb Innovation Campus (AGIC) is Scotland's new large-scale advanced manufacturing facility, located on the Firth of Forth. When complete, the site will offer manufacturers access to powerful industrial and academic capabilities as well as skill sharing opportunities. Learn more.

Centred around Babcock International’s Rosyth site, Arrol Gibb Innovation Campus (AGIC) will be the first large-scale digitally enabled advanced manufacturing facility for the marine and energy transition sectors in the UK. 

At this 140-hectare (350-acre) global centre of excellence, researchers, engineers, tradespeople and a range of other talented people are working to transform manufacturing through innovation and skills development. 

Investment and development opportunities

The site has over 50 acres of land with development potential – benefiting from waterfront, road and rail access and unique large-scale industrial capabilities. Development on this site has been continuous for several years. This ongoing work enables AGIC to provide an excellent home for both new and established manufacturing companies.   

Bringing together Babcock International, two universities, the regional college and the Government, AGIC is driving innovation in large-scale assets and skills, from the research centre to the shop floor. It will offer a range of core academic and industrial capabilities at one site.   

Current projects include:

Shared skills, knowledge and resources 

One of AGIC’s main benefits is that, by creating a space for this diverse set of capabilities and partners, it enables all companies to benefit from the wide pool of expertise and experience across the campus. 

Early-stage businesses will have access to AGIC’s Innovation Incubator, a programme which includes skills development, mentoring and office space, access to useful datasets, and the use of cutting-edge manufacturing tools. 

Cross-campus skills development programmes will give all companies a chance to share knowledge, resources and talent – greatly cutting the time, effort and money required to access outside support for projects.  

World-class location for manufacturing 

Rosyth is already an established location for manufacturing and engineering expertise. AGIC’s connections with some of Scotland’s finest educational institutions — including the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde and Fife College — will build on this, providing a steady pipeline of skilled talent. 

The AGIC site is located next to the Forth Bridges, meaning there’s easy access to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. From the campus, it’s possible to reach London in four hours by train.  

Companies will be encouraged to access Scotland’s National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), a hub for manufacturing research and development facilities and collaboration opportunities. NMIS provides access to innovative technologies and connects manufacturers with a wide network of industry partners. 

Easy access to various Scottish tech and innovation ecosystems like CENSIS, ETP and The Data Lab is another huge bonus. Companies will be within short reach of impartial innovation specialists whenever they need them. AGIC has already commissioned The Data Lab to help build its cloud computing capabilities.

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