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Eden Project and Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc sign partnership



The Eden Project and Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) have announced a strategic partnership.

Dundee-based MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with educational charity Eden Project, which is set to build a new site on the city’s former gasworks.

The agreement aims to identify innovation and collaboration opportunities that will deliver regeneration and inclusive economic growth across Dundee, supporting entrepreneurship.

MSIP will actively promote Eden Project initiatives, facilities and expertise to tenants, connecting its people and knowledge to industry, promoting biodiversity on the Innovation Parc.

The Eden Project will also have access to MSIP’s Skills Academy to deliver key courses and modules and explore higher level training opportunities.

Sarah Petrie, innovation director at MSIP, said: “When we heard of Eden Project’s plans for Dundee, we knew there was a strong synergy to MSIP in its vision, focus and ambition – to transform an industrial site into a world-class attraction, focused on the environment and sustainability, to create real regeneration that will benefit Dundee.

“Together, we will deliver relevant projects focused initially on entrepreneurship and sustainability, that will strengthen our ambition to deliver inclusive economic growth across the city. Through collaboration, we will do great things.”

David Harland, chief executive of Eden Project International, added: “Our work in the city is enabled by the strength and passion of the community and its businesses and institutions – MSIP will play an important role in bringing the Eden Project Dundee plans to fruition.”

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