With our expertise and facilities, commercial ideas can go even further

The University of Dundee is the top university in the UK for developing spinout businesses.

Gateways to Growth Entrepreneurial Impact Report 2023

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2024

We are delighted to have been nominated in three categories at the Scottish KE Awards 2024.

  • Knowledge Exchange Champion finalist - Professor Sir Michael Ferguson
  • Multiparty Collaboration finalist – The Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT)
  • Knowledge Exchange Heroes finalist – Ellen Pauley, Research Innovation Services

Dundee wins PraxisAuril KE Award 2023

KE awards winner badge for commercialisation achievement of the year.

The University of Dundee are delighted to have won the 2023 PraxisAuril Knowledge Exchange Award for Commercialisation Achievement of the Year for their collaboration with Amphista Therapeutics.

PraxisAuril KE Awards winners 2023

Together, we can make a difference

We have the knowledge, expertise, skills and facilities to springboard ideas with market potential and bring business ambitions to fruition.

We drive change by being bold, thinking outside the box, and investing in research and ideas with impact that make a difference.

From recent graduates to award-winning research experts, if you’re looking for academic support to enhance your business potential we can help.

There's no 'one-size-fits-all' route to success. Whether you’re a first-time collaborator or a longer-term partner, we offer a variety of services to meet your needs – from projects, consultancy and facility services, to licensable technologies and commercialisation.

Through fundamental science breakthroughs, spinning out innovative businesses, and finding ways of improving the world around us, the work we do with our industry partners is transforming lives, and helping us make a difference both locally and globally.

Get in touch

Contact Research & Innovation Services to explore how we can help you achieve your goals.

Research & Innovation Services
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

Short courses


A great way to see what it would be like to study business at Dundee. Explore some of the subject areas we cover, meet the lecturers, and explore the campus and city

Short Full time 2 weeks (full time)


As a small business enterprise, you will develop your strategic skills. This will allow you to increase your business’s productivity, resilience and capacity to innovate.

Short Part time 12 weeks (part time)


We have some of the best researchers in the world working for us across disciplines from aerospace engineering to zero energy labs. Draw on our knowledge via consultancy, or partner with us to turn ideas into commercial realities.
Partnerships Consultancy Innovate with us


License from us to gain access to our advanced technologies, or make use of our world-leading facilities.
Licensing Facilities

Investing in talent

With a talented pool of students and graduates, and a strong track record for spin-out businesses, we are supporting employers to develop the workforce of tomorrow.
Talent and Resources Spin-outs

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