Innovation & Translation

Information on funding and training in innovation & translation

Impact & Translational Funding

Translational funding is used to ‘bridge the gap’ in development between early stage technology resulting from university research and its commercialisation.

The funding can help develop and support your research by de-risking the project to potential commercial partners therefore making it more attractive. Some funding of this type is available from Edinburgh Innovations, but there are also many other translational funding streams available for academics looking to commercialise their research.

Translational Funding | Edinburgh Innovations

Wellcome Institutional Translation Partnership Award Team

The Wellcome Institutional Translation Partnership Award (iTPA) team has joined Edinburgh Innovations to support researchers across all Colleges to develop early stage translational opportunities identified within their research.

The team can support anyone working within the Wellcome science remit, with a particular focus on Wellcome-funded researchers. The team includes two Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR) with a broad background, available to support and stimulate early stage translational and commercialisation opportunities and nurture projects towards the next funding step, industry collaborations or commercialisation.

Wellcome iTPA Team

Edinburgh Innovations

Edinburgh Innovations lead the University’s activities in industry engagement and business development, enterprise support for students and staff, and the identification, management and commercialisation of University intellectual property.

Edinburgh Innovations Business Development experts are embedded in the University's Schools as first points of contact for staff seeking to commercialise their work or ideas. They will help you explore your options, provide practical help at every stage and introduce you to EI’s range of professional expertise as necessary.  

Edinburgh Innovations

Inventions and Intellectual Property

Edinburgh Innovations has the expertise to guide you through the process of protecting your intellectual property and ensuring a successful translation to market.

Inventions and Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Training


Engage is a new online learning programme that consolidates training and events offered by Edinburgh Innovations to give you the tools and confidence to grasp commercial opportunities and supports translation of your research.