University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

We are the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world, and defined by a clear commitment to innovation.

"Sharing our expertise is a priority"

As a large research intensive University our academics undertake research across a broad range of disciplines generating new innovations relevant for companies and economies worldwide. Partnering with both public and private organisations to realise the impact of these innovations for society and the economy is core to our mission.

In the last year, we have worked on collaborative research projects with more than 500 industrial, commercial and public organisations. We have entered into over 20 technology licences with companies throughout the world. These cover many different areas from new medical therapeutics and diagnostics, to new materials and design software.

Our commitment to delivering economic and societal benefit is highlighted in our approach to working with partners. In 2010 we started marketing technology opportunities free of charge through our Easy Access IP initiative. This allows us to give early stage technology to innovators who can then explore, develop and exploit it quickly. The approach is proving to be a success and to date 18 universities and research organisations globally have adopted the approach.

Our flagship internship programme, Club 21, helps member organisations develop high quality internships which are then made available to Glasgow’s most talented and capable students. Club 21 internships provide students with essential employability skills and real world work experience; employer organisations value the opportunity of having a talented student focused on a specific project.

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Universities and SMEs - finding common ground

If you put in the time and effort to understand what the company needs, what academics can offer and build the right relationship, it is well worth the effort.

Stratified Medicine Scotland (SMS-IC) – £20M investment set to revolutionise medical genetics.

Initial joint funding from SFC, Aridhia and Thermo Fisher Scientific has allowed us the Centre to install offices, genetics lab and datacentre in a custom built facility within Scotland’s new “super hospital”, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and to hire the initial team of 9 key professionals, including project managers and scientists.

Industrial collaboration at the speed of light

QuantIC, led by the University of Glasgow, is taking a novel approach to industrial collaboration and the way academic research is translated into innovative technologies.

Knowledge Exchange explained, sort of….

Business Development Manager at University of Glasgow College of Arts on public engagement and knowledge exchange.

Collaboration Possibilities are in the Pipeline

Delivering solutions to water engineering problems will require industrial collaboration

Scottish Innovation Centres – a game changer

The Scottish Funding Councils investment in Innovation Centres is a ‘game changer’

Restoration of Stirling Castle Palace: providing insight into life at the royal court

The historically accurate restoration of six Stirling Castle Palace apartments and replication of the Stirling Heads...

University-industry interaction: Good to great?

Many business acknowledge that the UK is one of the best countries to build relationships with universities

Future Cities

The sustainable development of smart cities is a major research theme at the University of Glasgow.

A fresh approach to Intellectual Property: Easy Access IP

In 2010 the University of Glasgow took the bold step of marketing technology opportunities free of charge through our Easy Access IP initiative.