For staff

Welcome to Edinburgh Innovations, the University's commercialisation service 

We lead the University’s activities in industry engagement and business development, enterprise support for students and staff, and the identification, management and commercialisation of University intellectual property.

Our Business Development experts are embedded in the University's Schools as first points of contact for staff seeking to commercialise their work or ideas. They will help you explore your options, provide practical help at every stage and introduce you to EI’s range of professional expertise as necessary.

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Extraordinary People

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If you are interested in commercialisation, EI's Business Development team are here to help you.


The DDE programme is a digital transformation project providing support for digital/data focused entrepreneurs and businesses. Learn more about the programme and the latest opportunities. 

Early career researcher? Get access to funding, training and 1-2-1 mentoring for translational projects with an impact on human health and wellbeing.

EI Engage

Do you want your research to create more impact by collaborating with external partners and industry? Then Engage, Edinburgh Innovations’ online learning programme is for you.

Staff Events

View the latest events for staff organised by Edinburgh Innovations. 

We can help you engage with industry to get real-world insights into your research projects, assist you with legal contracts and negotiations, support you with funding applications and provide advice on why and how to get involved with external partners.

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From managing your IP to licensing your technology, we're with you for the commercialisation journey.

Enterprise Services

We provide practical support at every stage of turning your discoveries into a spin-out company.


Making you expertise available to external organisations can benefit you and the University.


An entrepreneurial toolkit allowing staff to develop their entrepreneurial ideas.


We can connect you with funding streams to support commercial opportunities and enterprise activities.

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Impact Insider is a bimonthly update from Edinburgh Innovations for University of Edinburgh staff.

An online platform to connect academics with the latest collaboration opportunities. 

Latest updates from staff, students and industry.

Explore career opportunities with Edinburgh Innovations.