The School has wide-ranging, comprehensive and exciting research activities. Our research is carried out in five institutes.
Each of these Research Institutes is a major centre of expertise and between them they span much of modern engineering. We take a broad and imaginative view of the scope of engineering in the 21st Century. Taken as a whole, the School is a leading international provider of engineering research.
We place great value on collaborative industrial and external ventures and have an outstanding record in commercialising our discoveries, inventions and innovations.
The School is also a partner in a number of important interdisciplinary centres within the University:
The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics (ERPem) is a research consortium involving the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University & Napier University. Four of the research institutes at the School of Engineering & Electronics (IMNS, IDCOM, IES & IIE) are partners in this consortium.
Contact: Dr John Jeffrey, ERI Business Development Executive.
The role of Business Development within the School is to facilitate the formation of industry partnerships, to assist in commericialisation of University intellectual property and create successful technology transfer.
Models of collaboration include:-
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) provides a complete range of pre-award research and commercialisation services for researchers, inventors, consultants and entrepreneurs within the University's academic community.