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.
Edinburgh Innovations has launched the Data-Driven Entrepreneurship Beacon Programme, funded by the Scottish Funding Council via DDI. There are 12 initiatives running to July 2021 to support entrepreneurship among staff, students and partner organisations, ranging from online courses to grants and a startup incubator. Learn more about the programme and the latest opportunities.
From managing your IP to licensing your technology, we're with you for the commercialisation journey.
Making you expertise available to external organisations can benefit you and the University.
We provide practical support at every stage of turning your discoveries into a spin-out company.
We can connect you with funding streams to support commercial opportunities and enterprise activities.
An online platform to connect academics with the latest collaboration opportunities.
An entrepreneurial toolkit allowing staff to develop their entrepreneurial ideas.
Dedicated enterprise centres on University premises.
View the latest events for staff organised by Edinburgh Innovations.