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Press / New high-tech accelerator, Tontine, opens in Glasgow

New high-tech accelerator, Tontine, opens in Glasgow 24 May 2016

Glasgow's Tontine building has been creatively restored into a high-tech space for young aspiring businesses.

It is the first Glasgow City Region City Deal (link to City Deal) project to be completed and was done so in less than five months.

The new centre for innovation, known as Tontine, will support over 134 businesses over the next five years resulting in over 500 jobs being created; this could boost Glasgow’s economy by almost £54 million.

Tontine will support and sustain the development of high-growth companies in the enabling technology, advanced design and manufacturing, and creative economies that employ between five and ten employees.

The Tontine building once housed a workshop for Scottish steam engine inventor James Watt. Watt took an existing invention and made it better – Tontine aims to show businesses they don’t have to change the world. They can be innovative and successful by improving something that already exists.

Tontine will provide the perfect space for innovative entrepreneurs working in high-tech industries to grow and develop their business.

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