SECONDMENTS AND INTERNSHIPS
The primary aim of secondments and internships is the transfer and exchange of knowledge.
Companies and organisations can benefit from knowledge transfer from the University, through employee secondments to research groups or a part-time placement of academic staff or a student to a company to deliver specific expertise for an innovation project.
The benefits include product or process improvement, the creation of new techniques, helping to solve design issues, data mapping and data analysis work. A project can be undertaken in either direction: outward, with a University researcher visiting a stakeholder, or inward, with University staff hosting a visitor from industry, a policy making body or other stakeholder. Exchanges can be for any period from weeks to months depending on the nature of the project and company requirements.
To discuss how your company could benefit from this type of knowledge exchange, speak to Edinburgh Innovations. We can work with you to access the wealth of knowledge at the University and will help to establish the most suitable route for your individual circumstances.