Dingwall is to host the third UK Newton Room, expected to be in place by the end of the year.
The Norwegian-style learning centres are aimed at encouraging more young people into studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The first two Newton Rooms were opened in Thurso and Fort William earlier this year.
The room will be installed in Dingwall Town Hall and made accessible to school groups throughout Ross-shire.
More Newton Rooms are planned for Highland region by the Science Skills Academy.
The project is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and supported with £3m from the £315m Inverness and Highlands City Region Deal.
Skills Development Scotland, UHI, Highland Council and NHS Highland are also behind the initiative.
Specialist firm FIRST Scandinavia developed and owns the Newton concept, and has been appointed to support the establishment of the Dingwall room.
Andrew Johnston, HIE’s director for the Science Skills Academy, said: “This new facility for Ross-shire will address the shortage of skills relating to science, technology, engineering and maths to help us meet current and future needs of the STEM labour market.”
Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson said: “This project will benefit young people living in rural communities, by opening up more opportunities to access STEM education, benefiting them now, as well as inspiring them to consider future career opportunities in the STEM industries.”