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Edinburgh Innovations

Edinburgh Innovations (EI) is the University’s commercialisation service.

We will help you apply your research to the world's greatest challenges.

Be inspired by the innovators who are translating cutting-edge research into real-world solutions, and access the support and resources available to help you realise ambitions for your research unlocking innovation to make ideas work for a better world.

Making ideas work for a better world

Video: Introduction to Edinburgh Innovations
Introduction to Edinburgh Innovations
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Follow the ambitious journeys of our Innovation Fellows who are harnessing their research to improve the world around us.

Dr Sofia Ferreira Gonzalez

Be inspired by our innovators who are driving innovation and delivering impact for the benefit of our society and our planet.

Charlotte Lee-Woolf

At Edinburgh Innovations, we help researchers, students, governments and our industry partners drive innovation. Meet the team ready to support you on our innovation journey.

Funding opportunities

We advise on the range of funding streams available and tap into our network to secure funding for your project.

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We provide a leading enterprise support service, working with you to turn innovations into spinout opportunities and making connections with funding and investors.

Edinburgh Innovations events and training

We offer training and events to inspire and support entrepreneurialism and collaboration between industry and academia.

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We guide you on how best to create impact and commercialise your research, depending on the type and stage of technology, the market demand, and your ambitions

Our experienced team will support you in undertaking consultancy and service work, negotiating contracts on your behalf.

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Be inspired by researchers like you who have successfully commercialised their work and made a positive impact both locally and globally.

Edinburgh Innovations iTPA

If you're an early career researcher, join our community to access funding, training and mentoring for human health and wellbeing projects.

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Sign up for Unlocking Innovation News, our newsletter inspired by our innovators. Discover the support and resources available to you and celebrate the latest innovation success stories.

Our Business Development experts are embedded in University Schools and are ready to help you develop new skills, access funding and collaborate with external partners so your ideas can make a difference to the world.