We welcome opportunities to work with industrial partners.

How we work

We offer a variety of ways for you to access our world-class expertise and facilities.  We have extensive experience of both bespoke and collaborative research. More details about our expertise and methods of working can be found below. For full details of available services, see the individual Areas of Expertise.

Collaborative approaches

Facility work

Simple measurements, access to services and in-house production of materials.

The Higgs Centre for Innovation has various facilities available to incubation companies working in remote sensing instrumentation, space technology and data intensive science. Full details can be found on the Higgs Centre for Innovation site.


Benefit from the high-level knowledge and understanding of our world-leading researchers.

All official consultancies (external and internal) are undertaken through the University of Edinburgh's commercial liaison company, Edinburgh Innovations.

Research Partnerships

Work with us to solve problems affecting your industry.

Support for industrial collaboration

There are a number of government and research council funded programmes to support industrial and academic collaboration.

We welcome enquiries about how we can work with you. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.