Expertise available at the University for organisations 

The challenges businesses face today do not always fit into traditional academic disciplines, and our researchers will work together to meet your innovation needs.

Edinburgh Innovations works with companies and organisations to identify the right expertise for each requirement. Our team actively encourages researchers from across the disciplines to combine their knowledge, expertise and resources in order to deliver results.

We are experienced in working with organisations across many sectors and can help to drive collaborative projects to a successful conclusion.

Find out more about just some of the research expertise available at the University of Edinburgh applicable to today’s business sectors.



Research expertise for global challenges.

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Circular Economy

We can help with every aspect of sustainability, from manufacturing design to organisational and consumer behaviour.

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Low Carbon Energy

We can help you build low-carbon technologies with our world-class expertise in this crucial field.

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Industrial Biotechnology

Our research, technologies and training can help your business flourish in the rapidly evolving bioeconomy.

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Synthetic Biology

The University of Edinburgh is a leader in synthetic and systems biology.

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Advanced Manufacturing

The Institute for Infrastructure and Environment has expertise in applying engineering materials in a wide range of structural applications.

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Big Data

Large data sets are generated by almost every activity in science, society and commerce. We have the UK’s leading supercomputing centre and the data science expertise to help you turn this data into business-enhancing insights.

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At the University of Edinburgh we have a wealth of expertise in construction – from architectural theory to the design and fabrication of high-performance materials.

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Food and Drink

Our wide-ranging research can help you innovate with everything from novel ingredients to manufacturing processes.

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Ranked No 1 in the UK for engineering research, and with outstanding test facilities, we can offer a new approach to your offshore decommissioning challenges.

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