The University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service.

We benefit society and the economy by helping researchers, students and industry drive innovation. We seek opportunities, we build partnerships for mutual benefit, we make the journey easy, and we add value at every stage.


Edinburgh Innovations supports you, as a University staff member, to work in partnership with industry for mutual benefit, and to commercialise your research and ideas.

We can help you make the right connections and identify new opportunities to boost the impact of your work, putting you in touch with trusted partners and sources of funding.

To contact EI and discuss any issues relating to research, commercialisation, company formation and consultancy, view our EI staff directory.

Open The BOX and Explore Opportunities

Explore opportunities. Build partnerships. Deliver impact.

The BOX (Business Opportunity Exchange) is an online platform from Edinburgh Innovations. The BOX aims to connect academics and researchers at the University of Edinburgh with the latest collaboration opportunities. Edinburgh Innovations is proactively engaged with companies in search of academic partners and The BOX is your opportunity to explore industry opportunities for you and your students, build partnerships and deliver impact to your research.

Consultancy and Business Services

Edinburgh Innovations provides comprehensive support services to University staff who wish to undertake consultancy work.

Enterprise Development

Edinburgh Innovations encourages entrepreneurship among University staff, providing expertise and practical support at every step.

Technology Transfer

Edinburgh Innovations supports staff throughout the process of identifying and protecting your intellectual property and ensuring a successful translation to market.

Programmes and awards

Edinburgh Innovations supports staff through the organisation of various programmes and awards throughout the year.


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