Edinburgh Research & Innovation has established 2,488 industry engagement 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 & Innovation has helped staff and students set up 184 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 & 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).
Edinburgh Research & Innovation, the University of Edinburgh’s technology transfer office, has an enviable track record of successful commercialisation and notable achievements over 45 years including the creation of 417 new start-up businesses; with 44 in the past year alone.
Edinburgh Research & 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.
Read about ERI’s successes over the past year in industry engagement and encouraging enterprise at the University of Edinburgh. From proteins that could revolutionise the food industry to reaching a milestone of supporting over 400 new company start-ups.
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Edinburgh Research & Innovation provides a complete range of industry engagement and research commercialisation services for the University's academic community.