The all-new version of Edinburgh Innovations’ online portal to connect researchers with industrial opportunities is live.

The BOX (Business Opportunity Exchange) contains details of EI’s latest commercial opportunities, against which academics can register their interest. It also enables academics themselves to share opportunities in which others may wish to collaborate.

Once a member of University staff registers interest via the BOX, an Edinburgh Innovations colleague will contact the researcher to pursue an appropriate collaboration route. The BOX hosts opportunities such as collaborative research projects, studentships and consultancy work, as well as industry meetings and events.

Easier to find opportunities

“The BOX aims to increase communication and visibility of the types of commercial opportunities that Edinburgh Innovations facilitates across the University,” says Alex Cassidy, Programme Manager. “It also aims to make it easier for academics to make commercial contacts.”

The relaunched BOX is an entirely new interface, but development will continue. Once data is gathered on users’ behaviour and needs, it is hoped its functionality can be expanded to meet additional user requirements.

Related links

The BOX (requires University EASE login)