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University teams up with Marblar to crystallise fresh innovation

The University of Edinburgh has joined a new crowdsourcing initiative to pilot a new innovation approach to commercialising its intellectual property portfolio and forging global alliances.

Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), the commercialisation arm  of the University of Edinburgh, is joining forces for the first time  with Marblar, the ambitious crowdsourcing social network which helps  universities find new partners interested in creating fresh  opportunities for its intellectual property assets.

ERI has high hopes for its initial offering to the Marblar community - BioLayout Express3D,  a software programme developed at The Roslin Institute at the  University of Edinburgh for the analysis and visualisation of complex  data, by Professor Tom Freeman from the University's Systems Immunology  Group.

Marblar's role as a catalyser, breathing fresh life into  innovation has far reaching effects. BioLayout will be seen by a global  community of scientists and innovators on Marblar who have the chance of  bringing forward their own ideas to further enhance the opportunities  for the 3D software application. For example, ERI hopes BioLayout can  leverage other applications requiring visualisation of 'big data'.

For more information about this partnership, please visit the link:

http://www.research-innovation.ed.ac.uk/records/news/20130319_University-teams-up-with-Marblar.asp