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If you believe that your latest idea, discovery or invention has a practical application, EI's experienced business team can help you exploit commercially valuable research results.

Innovation disclosure process


Invention Disclosure Process


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Innovation Disclosure Tool

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Before you publish

While the University recognises the rights and benefits of publishing in academic literature, it is the policy of the University to promote the commercial exploitation of any intellectual property arising out of research undertaken here.

Invention disclosure process

Do you have an idea, innovation, discovery or invention with a practical application? Edinburgh Innovation's experienced teams can help you explore commercial opportunities and create a tailored plan just for you!

Inventor incentive scheme (secured)

The University operates a generous incentive/reward scheme to encourage early disclosure of ideas, inventions and discoveries and reward the inventor(s) for their commitment to the commercialisation process.