Edinburgh Research & Innovation
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Research support and development services to help University researchers with applications for external funding.

Consultancy services

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

Inventions & intellectual property

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

Company formation

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

Commercialising your research

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

About us

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

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funds help create impact through engaging with our partners.

Funding is available through ERI to support activities that follow on from EPSRC-funded research, delivering impact to the University, external organisations and the wider economy.

The current funding call is open to applications, with a rolling deadline every month for the panel to meet and award projects.

If you are interested in applying for IAA funding for a project, you can find out more, with guidelines and application forms available at: