Research by the University into how consumers perceive organic and local food is helping one producer to boost its customer base, and could provide lessons for the wider organic industry in Scotland.
A successful research collaboration with South Korean Unhwa Corporation to improve the production of life-saving drugs from tree cells that grew out of a studentship in 2006 is extended to 2016.
Salmon breeding performance for Landcatch Natural Selection has vastly improved with long term research support from the University’s Roslin Institute.
French tyre manufacturer Michelin has been working in partnership with the University since 2006 to develop tyres with a better grip on ice-covered roads.
A collaborative research project with a biotechnology company is looking at the potential for the company’s proprietary compounds to be used in treatment approaches for Parkinson’s disease.
The University has licensed a revolutionary technology for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater to Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., a US-based geo-engineering firm.
An innovative research tool developed at the University is being utilised by a leading research reagent company to create products that will help life scientists to understand Cancer, Rett Syndrome and, possibly, other disorders.
VLSI Vision was founded in 1990 to commercialise CMOS imaging technology, and became the first Scottish university spin-out company to be publicly listed on the UK Stock Exchange in 1995.
Wolfson Microelectronics is an excellent example of the emergence of a successful technology company that grew to become a global player in the manufacture of semiconductor components for the digital consumer market.
MTEM Ltd became the largest ever spin-out from a Scottish university in 2004 after raising £7.4M to commercialise revolutionary oilfield survey technology and, despite being acquired in 2007, still continues to operate in the Edinburgh region.
When Professor Ken Murray licensed his pioneering Hepatitis B vaccine to a US biotechnology company in the 1980s, no-one could have predicted the global impact of his discovery or the contribution that the royalty income would make to future education and research at the University.