Edinburgh Innovations (EI) is the Innovation Management Service for The University of Edinburgh. With partners, they explore opportunities, build ideas and deliver results for industry and The University of Edinburgh. EI does this by promoting the research, technology and facilities at the University and use their expertise to manage and develop industry partnerships.
EI is committed to delivering a service that drives benefit for industry and society in line with the strategic goals and ambitions of The University of Edinburgh.
The University of Edinburgh is an important partner in innovation, supporting growth and competitiveness for industry around the world. EI is dedicated to supporting collaborations between companies and the world-leading researchers at The University of Edinburgh to enable the constant flow of ideas and innovations.
EI have dedicated teams to assist an organisation in accessing the technology, facilities and expertise available at The University of Edinburgh. Through industry collaborations, EI and the University have helped organisations to become more innovative by supporting the creation and development of new products, processes and services. Their groundbreaking technology, facilities and leading expertise is readily available through; collaborative projects tailored to business needs; consultancy services; executive education; industry secondments and licensing collaborations. World-leading academic research coupled with expertly managed business support makes the University a partner of choice in research and innovation. EI's client service ensures that rich and mutually beneficial partnerships are built for productive working relationships, allowing businesses to achieve successful commercial outcomes.
EI’s primary role is to commercialise the world-class research and academic expertise at the University of Edinburgh to potential funders, collaborators, licensees or investors.
EI aims to make it easier for business and industry to engage with the University of Edinburgh by developing fruitful partnerships through a range of technology transfer services:
- Sponsored research collaborations
- Industrial studentships
- Technology licensing
- Formation of new University spin-out or start-up companies
- Access to academic expertise
- Commercial use of research facilities