Edinburgh Innovations proactively engages with companies and organisations to ensure they can access the right expertise at the University quickly and efficiently throughout an innovation project.
There are many ways organisations can engage with our multi-disciplinary researchers. We can advise on the most appropriate route for each project and manage the interactions to a successful conclusion.
You can access research expertise for short-term or one-off projects. Services include expert witnesses, laboratory testing, process evaluation, representation on commercial scientific advisory boards, proof of concept testing of new technologies, prototype development, strategic planning and customised training.
A three or four year PhD project engages a talented graduate to work in a research area of strategic importance to the company sponsor.
You can benefit from knowledge transfer from the University, through an employee secondment to a research group or a part-time placement of academic staff to a company to deliver specific expertise for an innovation project.
We can help companies and organisations to build innovative ideas using the right technologies, expertise and facilities at the University. We have a wealth of experience in sourcing and successfully applying for the most relevant funding and can help to manage the delivery of a project for each company.
Outstanding research facilities are available for use by industry partners and other organisations.
Our case studies illustrate successes we have delivered and the impact of our work for companies and individuals.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, a large proportion of a woman’s education and working life can be interrupted by menstruation, because of limited access to effective and affordable sanitary products. Liita Iyaloo Cairney, founder of Kalitasha, wants to remove these barriers from women in the developing world.
Dr Deborah Fry is a Lecturer in Child Protection at the University of Edinburgh. She recently completed a consultancy focused on the Social and Economic Burden of Violence against Children in South Africa for Save the Children South Africa, in partnership with the University of Cape Town and Georgia State University.
Taboobreaker, a Swiss-based organisation working to prevent child sexual abuse, has worked with Dr Deborah Fry to evaluate its SafeBodyLand programme. Dr Fry leads research at Edinburgh on preventing violence in childhood and co-leads the Safe Inclusive Schools Network. Her consultancy helped Taboobreaker improve its programme design.