Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre – University of Strathclyde
Strathclyde's compact, city-centre campus offers a range of venues for events of all sizes, within easy reach of hotels and transport networks.
Our flagship facility, The Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), is Strathclyde’s world-class research hub and offers award-winning conference and events facilities year-round:
- 450-seat auditorium
- 150-seat auditorium
- 10 flexible conference rooms
- spacious foyers for networking, exhibitions and catering
Strathclyde’s compact, city-centre campus is in the heart of Glasgow, within easy reach of hotels, restaurants/bars and transport networks.
National rail: the closest stations are Glasgow Queen Street (0.4 miles, 7 min. walk) & Glasgow Central (0.9 miles, 14 min. walk).
Subway: Buchanan Street station is 8 min. walk.
Car: Discounted car parking is available at multiple locations nearby.
Cycling: Secure bike racks are available across the Strathclyde campus, while OVO Bikes are available to rent from as little as £1 for 30 minutes.
|Summary of facilities and capacities|
April, June, July & August
|Year round anytime|
|Theatre style (maximum)||600||450|
|Cabaret style (maximum)||160||60|
|Exam style (maximum)||180||62|
|Boardroom style (maximum)||50||50|
|Exhibition space (sq metres)||600||600|
|Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)||220||100|
|Meeting room only rates from||£235.00||£235.00|
Founded in 1796 as “the Place of Useful Learning”, Strathclyde is a leading international technological university in the heart of Glasgow. Our compact campus is readily accessible by road, rail and air, and the vibrant Merchant City is right on our doorstep.
Our flagship venue is the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), offering flexible conferencing space for up to 600 delegates, all year round.
TIC’s Main Auditorium accommodates 450 delegates, with an innovative system of movable walls sub-dividing the room into 3 spaces seating 150; while the 150-seater Level 1 Auditorium is ideal for smaller conferences or larger breakouts.
TIC’s 10 Conference Rooms offer bright, comfortable meeting space for up to 100. With flexible layouts and user-friendly audio-visual solutions, they’re also great for breakout sessions.
TIC’s conferencing spaces are linked by spacious foyers which enjoy natural daylight and contemporary furnishing - perfect for networking, catering and exhibitions.
All TIC’s rooms are equipped with the latest in video conferencing, projection, display and audio technology, our in-house Technicians are on-hand to offer support, and delegates can connect to fast, free WiFi.
Across campus, we offer a variety of lecture theatres and other spaces for hire during Easter and summer vacations, from our newly-refurbished Learning & Teaching Hub, to the Graham Hills Building, featuring our colourful Wonderwall mural, and the Barony, a stunning backdrop for seated dinners, standing receptions and conferences. The tranquility of Rottenrow Gardens and Strathclyde Sport's state-of-the-art fitness facilities offer delegates a chance to relax and unwind after a long day.
Our friendly and experienced team will work with you from enquiry to delivery to ensure that your delegates have the very best experience. Our in-house catering team has designed a varied collection to complement your event and we’ll happily work on bespoke options to delight your delegates.
The space was just perfect including the many public spaces for networking or just working. We’re super pleased that the event went so well, very pleased at the overall cost, and grateful that it was so easy to do business with you. It was a very good fit for our academic membership and leadership.
Kenneth Benoit, European Political Science Association, University of Strathclyde
It was a really great event, thank you to you all for your help! Really great feedback from our team and delegates. The staff in the building were amazing, please pass on our thanks to them for helping everything to run so smoothly. We’re definitely looking forward to coming back later this year!
Rachel Neil, Abbey Conference & Events, University of Strathclyde
As I mentioned to your colleagues I was, again, hugely impressed by the level of service we received during the event. In my view, what sets the team at Strathclyde apart and above other conference venues is that all the staff thinks in solutions rather than problems. Looking forward to hosting more events with you.
Rasmus Traberg, Danish Embassy, University of Strathclyde
Thank you and the whole team for making our experience amazing start to finish, our event went seamlessly thanks to you and the team. Everyone has enjoyed it and loved the venue. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. The whole day was better than we could have expected.
Nicola Lockwood, Shared Care Scotland, University of Strathclyde