Spin-out day has arts slant

The University is encouraging staff and students in the arts and humanities to turn their business ideas into a reality.

Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) - which commercialises the University’s research - and the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club are holding an evening event to offer inspiration to those interested in commercialising their ideas.

The event will introduce academics, students and support staff from the College of Humanities and Social Science to the benefits of forming a spin-out company.

Staff from ERI and academics who have successfully worked with them to create their own companies will give talks and answer questions from the audience.

Event details

There will be an opportunity to network after the event, with drinks and canapés provided.

Thursday 29 May 2014, 5.30pm

Thursday 29 May 2014, 8.00pm

University of Edinburgh Business School

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Encouraging enterprise

The aim is to encourage people to think about how they could take their flourishing ideas to market.

It will consider which types of research are best suited to spinning out a company and what resources the University offers throughout the process.

The event will also cover how staff members can start a business while continuing their career and highlight the benefits of starting a spin-out company.

We are thrilled to be holding this event and hope it encourages staff and students at all stages of their careers realise the full potential of their ideas. Commercialising research is a daunting prospect for many, and we aim to demystify the process and make it as clear as possible.

Tom OgilvieCompany Formation Incubation, ERI

Leader in innovation

Edinburgh Research Innovation one of the leading technology transfer offices in the UK.

It helps to for promote the world-class research and commercialisation expertise of the University to potential funders and collaborators.

The Centre offers a range of services to support staff and students at every stage of the commercialisation process.

In 45 years, it has helped create more than 300 new companies, 85 per cent of which are still trading.

The team have been extremely generous with their time and given me all the advice, resources and contacts I need to move from an idea to a real belief this will work.

Dr Andrew Manches, Moray House School of EducationAn academic who has worked with ERI