Commercialise your research
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. It is University policy to promote the commercial potential of any new ideas, discoveries or inventions arising from your research and has an established commercialisation process for transferring them to industry through EI.
The commercialisation process
EI has an established commercialisation process for translating new ideas, discoveries or inventions arising from your research into industry.
Licensing your technology
Licensing a technology to an existing company with relevant expertise is the most common route for commercialising new ideas, discoveries or inventions at the University.
Inventions and intellectual property
EI has the expertise to guide you through the process of protecting your intellectual property and ensuring a successful translation to market.
Business Development team (secured)
EI's business development team can assist you with the commercialisation process and development funding. The team are the first point of contact for academics and researchers at the University.
Industry Funding of Research - Academic Incentivisation Policy (secured)
The University of Edinburgh is committed to innovation as a way of addressing tomorrow’s greatest challenges. We have therefore introduced a new policy that incentivises academic staff to bring more funding into the University through industrial liaison.