Opened in March 2024 by HRH The Princess Royal, the Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre (RAVIC) is SRUC’s new £12.5m facility developing new links between science and industry to help address planetary health challenges and grow the natural economy.

It will provide critical expertise and infrastructure to better manage planetary health challenges including antimicrobial resistance, zoonoses, and the effects of climate change through applied research, innovation, education, and consultancy.

RAVIC is an SRUC flagship initiative at the interface of farming, aquaculture, animal and human health, creating opportunities for collaborative entrepreneurship, commercial development and education.

It will complement the vibrant, thriving life sciences sector already established in Inverness, providing opportunities for synergy and collaborations between local knowledge-based institutions, regional businesses and national partners looking to develop activity in the region.

A simulated tour inside the new Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre (RAVIC).

Current residents

RAVIC will house SRUC’s existing Centre for Epidemiology and Planetary Health, providing world leading expertise in data science, epidemiology, animal health, infectious disease control and zoonotic disease. This team will work closely with colleagues in teaching, SAC Consulting and SRUC Veterinary Services to capitalise on emerging applied funding opportunities, helping sustain rural communities and businesses by creating and retaining high value jobs.

RAVIC also forms a part of SRUC’s new Veterinary School of Medicine enabling place-based learning opportunities for the next generation of veterinarians, addressing longstanding regional employment shortages in the sector.

New residents

RAVIC contains 5 commercial incubation units and an open plan hot desking space, and is currently seeking businesses and entrepreneurs to take up residence.

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An eco-friendly building

Sustainability was central to the building’s design, reflecting SRUC’s commitment to preserving Scotland’s natural economy and resources.  The energy used for heating is 10% that of an equivalently sized building due to high levels of insulation, airtightness, and heat recovery units.  Altogether this translates to annual carbon emissions that are 50-75% lower than those of notional buildings of a similar size, and a lifetime reduction in carbon emissions exceeding 335,000kg.  The design of the building was undertaken by Inverness-based Threesixty Architecture.

Where we're located

9 Inverness Campus

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For more information about RAVIC, what we do or how you can be a part of it, we welcome you to be in contact. 

Adam Giangreco

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George Gunn

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