Edinburgh Research and Innovation has established 2,487 industrial collaborations in the past five years, to transfer the University’s knowledge and expertise to support business innovation through sponsored research, licensing and consultancy.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation has helped staff and students set up 180 new spin-out/start-up businesses in the past five years, many award-winning, thereby strengthening the University’s position as one of the top-performing enterprise universities in the UK.
An economic impact report has shown that Edinburgh Research and Innovation’s commercialisation activities generates over £164.5 million GVA per annum for the UK economy (over £201.6 million globally), and supports over 2,800 jobs (over 3,500 globally).
The University’s technology transfer office (currently Edinburgh Research and Innovation) has an enviable track record of successful commercialisation and notable achievements over 45 years including the creation of over 300 new companies; with 81% still trading.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation is one of the UK leaders in the successful commercialisation of the intellectual property generated from the University’s world-class research, through licensing technologies to existing companies and new University spin-outs.
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Edinburgh Research and Innovation provides a complete range of pre-award research and commercialisation services for the University's academic community.