School of Informatics

Innovation for Industry

Over recent years the School of Informatics has undergone a rapid expansion in research capacity. By working closely with industry, the business community and Government partners this cutting edge research is having a significant impact on the Scottish and Global economy.

Informatics Ventures

Based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, Informatics Ventures supports and encourages globally ambitious technology entrepreneurs from all the Scottish universities and wider business community. Its investor readiness programme connects, educates and accelerates data-driven technology start-ups.

Collaboration opportunities

Research collaborations with industrial and government agencies.


Expert advice for a range of clients, from government agencies to SMEs and large corporations.


Innovative tools and technologies developed by our researchers available for licensing and further commercial development.

The Business Development Team

Responsibilities and contact details.

Design Informatics

Design Informatics focuses on designing with data.

Data Science

Since the internet boom, society has become increasingly driven by the creation and consumption of data.

Data Technology

The tools and expertise for applying data science to practical problems.

Related links

Introduction to Informatics commercialisation video