For staff

Enterprise funding

Throughout the year there are numerous programmes and awards open to University researchers, academics and students to assist in the entrepreneurial journey.

Enterprise funding is available to add value to inventions and new concepts managed by Edinburgh Innovations and the University of Edinburgh. 


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Aspect Innovation Fellowship programme

Social science academics, (those whose research has a social science component of 51% or above), from any College and School, are welcome to apply for up to £5,000.

Fiona Pilgrim

Expression of Interest: 13 June 2022

Full application deadline: 27 June 2022

ICURe Deliver impact with your research and ‘get out of the lab’. ICURe NxNW offers university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £35,000 to validate their idea in the marketplace with the aim of maximising the impact of their research.   Veronica Ferguson  Currently closed.

Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowships

The Enterprise Fellowship a 12-month programme that supports innovative, creative entrepreneurial engineers who have demonstrated an exceptional innovation in engineering that they want to develop further.

Veronica Ferguson Reopens July 2022.