Research within Edinburgh Science Triangle
Edinburgh city region is a member of an elite
group of 22 areas of Europe which have been recognised as a “Region
of Innovation Excellence” – an award that recognises the
outstanding research in its universities and institutions,
particularly in medicine, life sciences and microelectronics.
The area’s research organisations offer
outstanding expertise and facilities, helping to identify
opportunities for collaboration and giving companies the benefit of
interacting with world-class researchers.
Read more about the Research Institutes
This strength lies in the research power of
its academic institutions – it is home to the sixth highest-ranking
university in Europe, alongside Oxford, Cambridge and three in
Read more about the Universities
Edinburgh’s reputation as a world-class centre
of excellence for medicine is built on almost three centuries of
teaching. NHS Lothian's hospitals
have long-established links to Edinburgh's prestigious
universities and colleges. A new world-class Centre for
Biomedical Research has opened next to the Royal
Read more about the Hospitals
Technology Transfer Organisations
The region is internationally renowned for its track record in
commercialisation and technology transfer.
Edinburgh is an acknowledged leader in technology convergence and a
world-influencer across numerous disciplines, including life
sciences, informatics, electronics and energy.
Read more about Technology Transfer
Incubators and Innovation Centres
Research today is more than likely to be a
business enterprise with a combination of research and
commercialisation. The objective is that after up to three years in
incubators, companies move into the science parks.
Read more about Incubators
The Edinburgh Science Triangle’s unique collaboration
of science parks is recognised as Scotland’s most enterprising
area, with the aim of promoting Edinburgh city region’s science
capability and quality infrastructure to attract research and
technology companies to the area.
Read more about the Science Parks