Joint research and innovation

Edinburgh Napier University is the number one ranked modern university in Scotland where over half of our research is rated “World Leading” or “Internationally Excellent”.

Real world impact of research

We work with industry and a diverse range of non-academic partners, sharing ideas, data, technologies and expertise.  By enabling close collaboration and building strong trusted relationships with our partners, we have delivered significant economic, environmental, cultural and societal benefits at local, national and international levels.

Man in AR glassesProject types

Edinburgh Napier University can deliver projects that leverage cutting-edge expertise and public sector funding to deliver impact for your business. Projects include:

  • Collaborative R&D projects
  • Consultancy services 
  • Commissioned/contract research 
  • Access to specialist University facilities and testing services
  • Knowledge Transfer partnerships 
  • Industry funded PhD research
  • Licensing technologies, tools or training materials 
  • Research and Industry fellowships and people exchange 
  • Networking, events and horizon scanning and briefing papers
  • Continuing professional development and training (CPD) 
  • Investment in spinouts and IP commercialisation opportunities

Funding support

We know that the financial cost of generating new ideas, technologies, products and processes to help you achieve a competitive advantage can be high, and that accessing funding can be challenging.  We can work with you to leverage a range of Scottish, UK and EU-wide funding schemes aimed at supporting innovation and collaboration between businesses and universities. 

Let us help you to connect you with the University's academic knowledge, facilitating partnerships, identify the right funding for your project and help you to put together an application.

Let's work together to change the world

By partnering with Edinburgh Napier University your business can have world-leading specialist skills and knowledge at its fingertips. We are committed to developing new partnerships and exchanging knowledge to assist our partners to achieve their goals and drive real world impact.