Biological Sciences

Sponsored research

We work with commercial partners ranging in scale from SMEs to multinationals.

forestry research

We collaborate with companies from across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural sectors.

These collaborations range in scope from CASE studentships where companies support the research and training of a PhD student, to full-scale collaborative research programmes involving staff embedded within academic research groups.

We can help match up your requirements with the research expertise, facilities and support needed to achieve your commercial objectives.

Collaboration opportunities

CASE Studentship Awards

Benefit from working with a PhD student carrying out research in an area relevant to your business.

Funding Schemes to support Industry Collaboration

We can access an extensive range of funding schemes at Scottish and UK levels which support and foster academic - industrial interactions.

Collaborative Research

We can conduct industry-funded research projects which may be supported by additional funds from the Government or the Research Councils.

Contact Us 

The School's  Business Development Team, based within Edinburgh Innovations,  are the first point of contact for any questions  related to industry interactions and collaborations.

Business Development Team - School of Biological Sciences

  • Edinburgh Innovations

Contact details



Murchison House, King's Buildings
10 Max Born Crescent

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  • Monday - Friday 9am-5pm