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Welcome to the Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre

The Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre opened its first incubation facility on the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus in 1987. Since then, it has expanded, taking on additional facilities and activities and, as a crucial contributor of the University’s Company Creation and Development strategy, is committed to providing an effective and facilitating bridge between the University's research labs and the business world.

The Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre provides specialist laboratories and high-spec office accommodation to spin-out and start-up companies and project teams involved in research and development programmes.

Crucially, the Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre harnesses its relationship with the University, providing incubatees with a facilitated link to the University's laboratories, thus optimising research synergies and facilitating future collaborations.

Along side this research and development agenda, the Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre provides key business development support to incubatees, including access to business development professionals, workshops, networking opportunities and, perhaps most importantly, the chance to share experiences with other small technology companies.

Benefits that the Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre can offer companies:

  • Flexible low-cost accommodation solution to allow incubatees to progress to larger units over time, as they grow;

  • Focused and progressive business development services, matching incubatees' requirements as they grow;

  • Access to networks of business service providers, experienced executives and investors;

  • High quality data and telecoms provision at no extra charge;

  • Access to common facilities such as board rooms, kitchen areas and scientific equipment, as well as facilitated access to specialist facilities and services within the University.


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Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland.  The company's Registered Number is SC107460.  The company's Registered Office is Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.  The company's VAT Number is 502 1923 89.