All of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions is set up to work with businesses and organisations, collaborating with around 20,000 Scottish businesses every year and another 10,000 from outside of Scotland in Research and Innovation.
Scotland’s Universities have an excellent track record in successful commercialisation of world-class research; they can offer space, support and advice for growing innovative companies; they can provide continued professional development (CPD) and other learning opportunities for your employees. They can offer a range of consultancy services, research partnerships, information, entrepreneurship, spin-outs and business services, as well as conferences and events services.
Universities actively supports entrepreneurs and academic staff in the creation of new ventures to lead the exploitation of research generated opportunities. This support ranges from licensing IP to start-ups to directly supporting the planning/formation of a spin-out venture. The support available for different areas in Research and Development is university dependent.