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Strategic Partnerships

Making ideas work for a better world

Working together with our strategic partners, our Innovation Engines can go further, faster, crossing boundaries to make ideas work for a better world.

Accelerate your innovation ambitions

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are working to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges, today.

Our strategic partnerships already accelerate activity in engineering biology, drug discovery, healthy ageing and investment, making ideas work for a better world.

These Innovation Engines are a new type of partnership; partnerships built upon a robust commercial model with asset creation and acceleration to market woven into their DNA. 

We will be your single point of access to the multi-disciplinary excellence of the University of Edinburgh, able to meet your needs.

Read more about our team, our impact and how we can work with you below.

Caroline Woodside
Interim Director of Strategic Partnerships

Innovation Engines

If you’re looking for a commercial model with asset creation and acceleration to market at its core, partner with us to drive our Innovation Engines, a dynamic way of working to build long term strategic relationships that change the world for the better.

Our new Innovation Engines will drive international strategic partnerships across a range of sectors where University expertise is poised to make a significant impact over the next 5-10 years.

Early engagement and ease of access

As a strategic partner, your single point of contact will understand your drivers, bring world-leading expertise and cutting-edge research together, and find solutions to accelerate your innovation ambitions.

Change the future with us

Join the conversation to stay up to date with the latest advances in research, news and events, all designed to help your business deliver solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.

Shared ambitions with no limits

Together we will deliver solutions for a new generation with asset creation in:

Digital health
Quantum informatics and computing
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Intelligent phenomics
Engineering biology and advanced therapies
AI and creative industries
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Renewable energy and sustainability
Space and satellites
Offshore Energy

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