Edinburgh Research & Innovation
Inventions & intellectual property

Guidance and support on inventions and protecting intellectual property for University staff.

Commercialising your research

Guidance through the commercialisation process for translating new ideas, discoveries or inventions into industry.

Consultancy services

ERI's Consultancy Office provides advice and support to University staff undertaking consultancy and service work.

Company formation

Company formation support for entreprenurial University staff and students in starting new businesses.

About us

ERI is dedicated to helping increase industry engagement & commercialise the University's research excellence.

Woman in lab coat and gloves holding up a petri dish

The University Research Support Office supports University researchers with applications for external funding.

For over 45 years Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI) has been responsible for the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation activities; however, this year marks an exciting new chapter in the evolution of ERI services.

To support the University’s intention of increasing the current levels of industry engagement, ERI has refocussed and will now play a critical role in raising the levels industry interaction with the University.

‘New’ ERI will continue to provide its core services, but will also increase and sustain industry’s involvement with the University in order to generate industry impact and revenue around our research excellence.

You can find out more about the recent changes at: