The University aims to make it as easy as possible for industry, entrepreneurs and the public generally to obtain information and ready access, wherever possible, to Edinburgh’s inventions.
As part of Edinburgh Research and Innovation's (ERI’s) efforts to encourage knowledge exchange with business and industry, we have developed an initiative (called 'Open Technology') to provide easy access to the University of Edinburgh's inventions.
This idea of 'free' availability of intellectual property is not a new idea at the University of Edinburgh. In fact, our School of Informatics has, for many years, made software freely available using open source models.
ERI’s Open Technology highlights a range of opportunities where technologies developed by the University of Edinburgh are made available at no cost. This includes:
We currently have 18 'Open Technology' opportunities available under this initiative:
University Technology’s Easy Access portal offers access to certain types of intellectual property from all of Scotland's universities at no cost, using quick and simple agreements to enable companies to evaluate it and put it to use quickly, with reduced risk.