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£60m for Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc

Wednesday November 6th, 2019

The future of Michelin’s Dundee site and the creation of new economic and employment opportunities across the region has taken a step forward with a £60 million funding commitment.Government Opportunities

The investment, supported by Michelin, Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council, will transform the site into the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) over the next ten years.

The Parc will be an ambitious centre for innovation and skills where industry and academia come together with a focus on sustainable mobility, clean transport and low carbon energy. It will include an innovation hub which will offer office space as well as business and innovation support services. The innovation hub will be a focal point for collaboration between industry and academia.

The joint funding commitment comes a year after it was announced the Michelin plant would close in June 2020.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said:

“I will be in Dundee tomorrow to meet workers from Michelin and to attend the Michelin Dundee Action Group. This joint funding commitment from the Scottish Government and Michelin demonstrates our shared determination to transform the site to be a global destination for innovation and investment.

“MSIP will attract companies, research institutions and a highly skilled workforce. We want Scotland to lead the way in developing and manufacturing the technologies of the future and MSIP will be vital in helping us achieve this.”

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