Dundee City Council has been asked to provide £100,000 in 2016/17 to support the expansion of the city’s science centre.
The request makes up part of the £1.7 million budget for the project, which will finance a new learning facility at the centre as well as other developments.
In a report for the council’s policy and resources committee, due to be held on Monday, chief executive David Martin offered his support to the proposals.
He said: “The project will enable the centre to expand its learning programmes, partnerships and the number of people that it serves.
“It will be a key milestone in the science centre’s evolution as it continues to work towards its vision of a culture of curiosity, confidence and engagement with science for the Tayside community.”
Additional funders include the Wellcome Trust, who have pledged £850,000, and the Dundee Science Centre Endowment Trust who will match the council’s donation.
The proposals include a new learning facility, with an 80-seat lecture theatre.
Linda Leuchars, interim CEO of Dundee Science Centre, said: “We are extremely excited by the progress made over this past year, as well as the support we have received for this major expansion at Dundee Science Centre.
“Visitors will be immersed in the world of medical technology through the exhibition and have the opportunity to trace the development of technological developments and appreciate the very human story about their impacts on life and society.
“Some of the technologies we will be showcasing are truly astounding and, crucially, being currently developed here in Dundee.”