We develop and maintain close links with industry and are an established force in commercial research and innovation.
Our tradition of excellence consistently serves the needs of industry and commerce across the UK and internationally.
We value, and strongly encourage, the commercial development of research from our academics.
We were one of the first universities in the UK to actively develop commercial links with industry, government and the professions.
For example, the award-winning Wolfson Microelectronics is one of the University’s best known spin-out companies, and currently has offices in the UK, US, Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), based at the University, helps promote and commercialise the University’s research.
ERI has extensive experience of working with external organisations and can help postgraduate researchers build on research successes.
They can support you to take the first steps to market, whether it be through forming your own company, collaborative research, licensing your technology or providing consultancy services.
In the past five years, the University has formed 131 companies, which together employ more than 300 staff.
Photo credit: Peter Tuffy.
This article was published on Oct 4, 2010