Staff Services Student Enterprise

Edinburgh Innovations

We make ideas work for a better world

Edinburgh Innovations is the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service.

We bring world-leading research to industry, working to identify ideas with value, and facilitating the process of bringing them to life in real-world applications.

We make ideas work for a better world

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities*, ranked 1st in the world for industry, innovation and infrastructure**, 4th in the UK for quality and breadth of research, and is Scotland’s top-ranked institution***.

The University is recognised as a leading socially responsible and sustainable institution in the UK’s HEI sector. We support the University's Social Responsibility and Sustainability commitments through our business practices as demonstrated by the University’s Sustainability silver offices award.

We provide access to world-leading sustainability expertise at the University and are committed to working with partners to develop new solutions to help address the global climate crisis and deliver long-term sustainability for business.

Making ideas work for a better world

Maximising Impact

By unlocking innovation and driving it forward, we maximise the University’s economic and social impact.
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* QS World University Rankings 2025, ** THE Impact Rankings 2024, ***REF 2021