We have an impressive track record in creating innovative, growth-based spin-out companies.
We do this by closely supporting our academics and researchers to convert their novel research into a commercially exploitable product or service. We actively support all ideas through a stage-gate panel process.

Venture portfolio

Leaders in Innovation

Edinburgh Napier University has been named 6th out of all Scottish Universities and ranked 42 overall in the UK for its record in turning research into world-changing companies.

The “Spinning out Success” report, produced by Octopus Ventures, provides an “Entrepreneurial Impact Ranking” (EIR) for the top 100 Universities based on number of disclosures, patents, spinouts created, and subsequent financial transactions in relation to the funding received by the institution from 2009 to 2019.

Our experienced team help with: 
  • Assessments of inventions and due diligence
  • Obtaining appropriate IP protection
  • Developing the most appropriate commercialisation strategy
  • Supporting the formation if spinouts
  • Marketing and promoting licencing opportunities
  • Networking and making connections with investors and funders
  • Negotiating Licensing deals with companies
Be part of our adventure

Our spin-outs may be of interest to you. If you are an accredited investor or you represent an investment group and have expertise in a particular field and are looking for an exciting opportunity, please do get in touch with us. There are also opportunities for you to offer your expertise to our entrepreneurial academics and researchers to help them get their ideas off the ground.