The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) is the University of Strathclyde’s world-class research facility, transforming collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector. Offering flexible, dedicated conferencing facilities for up to 600 delegates in Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, with support from a friendly, customer-focused team, TIC has challenged the business tourism market’s perception of an academic venue. It has quickly established itself as one of Scotland’s premier conference venues, and was recently named the UK’s Best Academic Venue at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards.
The facilities in TIC are purpose-built to host meetings of regional, national and international significance. The team place a strong emphasis on working with each conference client as an individual from the point of enquiry, through detailed event planning, to delivery on the day. The Conferencing & Events team is on the floor throughout the day to provide support and advice to organisers and delegates, with customers placed at the very heart of TIC’s business.
The Main Auditorium accommodates up to 450 delegates, and a system of moveable walls allows the room to be subdivided into a flat-floored space for 150 and tiered auditoria seating up to 150 or 300. Spacious interconnected foyers link the conferencing spaces, and are the perfect setting for networking, catering and exhibitions. TIC’s eight conference rooms offer bright, comfortable accommodation for up to 80 delegates, while on Level 9, the Executive Suite offers a flexible, self-contained space for up to 100 delegates with views across the campus.
Good quality food and drink, creatively presented and professionally served, are a fundamental part of the event experience, and TIC’s catering team is delighted to work with clients on bespoke options to suit specific requirements. TIC is also equipped with the latest projection, display and audio technology with in-house technicians to offer advice and support.
Glasgow was recently named a ‘Best of the World’ destination by National Geographic, while Rough Guide readers have voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city! TIC is located in the Merchant City, in the very heart of Glasgow, within easy reach of transport networks and hotels, not to mention plenty of options for sightseeing, shopping and socialising nearby.
As well as being an integral part of a leading international, technological university, TIC is also the cornerstone of the Glasgow City Innovation District, offering a dynamic hub for networks of companies, organisations and academia to inform, exchange and generate new ideas. It is home to 700 world-class academics who work side-by-side with industrial partners, attracting innovative global businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises to Glasgow.
The University of Strathclyde itself was founded in 1796 and has a rich history of teaching and innovation. Winners of seven Times Higher Education Awards, including University of the Year (2012) and Business School of the Year (2016), and home to students from over 100 countries, it has a world-wide reputation for teaching and research excellence.