Research and Knowledge Exchange

Industry engagement

Could our expertise help your organisation? Contact us to find out how our researchers could help with a challenge you face. We work with a wide range of organisations involved with cultural heritage, public service delivery and policy advocacy. Our private sector partners include companies in the financial services, building and construction, educational technology and the wider creative industries.

Engage with us

Commercialising your research
Our researchers can work with you on collaborative projects, consultancy, commissioned research and CPD.


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Our expertise has helped a range of organisations and businesses. Find out how in our short case studies.

Funding for industry engagement

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Sources of funding for collaboration between researchers and industry include Innovation Vouchers, funding from Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Innovate UK thematic calls.

Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

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The Knowledge Exchange Fellowship scheme connects people in public, private and third sector organisations, and self-employed freelancers, with academics at the University of Edinburgh to work on projects of mutual interest.

Focus on... Construction

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At the University of Edinburgh we have a wealth of expertise in construction. From architectural theory to the design and fabrication of high-performance materials, you’re sure to find someone who can help.

Joint projects

Commercialising your research
Work with us on joint projects, consultancy and commissioned research