Industry Engagement

We work with industry, business, and government partners to transfer our world-leading research to the Scottish and global economies. If you are interested in a collaboration, please contact us.

Informatics is a specialised, multi-disciplinary field that has become a key enabler in driving innovation and change in business and society. The School of Informatics welcomes opportunities to investigate compelling challenges where our research can deliver impact. We collaborate with academic, private, and public sector partners on research-led projects exploring technology innovation. We also provide consultancy expertise to industry partners deploying novel capabilities.

The Business Development Team helps our partners engage in relevant, valuable work informed by world-class researchers. In addition, the team can identify PhD and Masters-level students with the appropriate interests and talent to assist in innovation and growth projects.

We can help streamline collaborations by:

  • Defining value-added research projects
  • Negotiating intellectual property rights
  • Facilitating technology licensing and acquisition
  • Managing confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Coordinating studentships, internships and degree projects
  • Hosting industry events and workshops to build relationships
  • Accepting philanthropy in conjunction with Development and Alumni

The Buisness Development Team

Contact us if you'd like to begin a conversation.

Jim Ashe

Director of Commercialisation and Industry Engagement, School of Informatics

Director of Enterprise, College of Science and Engineering,

Email Jim Ashe

Keith Edwards

Natural Language Processing, Speech Systems, Computing Systems and Architectures, National Security and Investment Act and Export Control Compliance

Email Keith Edwards

Gregor McElvogue

AI Applications, Generative AI, Artificial General Intelligence

Email Gregor McElvogue

Cristian Novotny

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, National Robotarium, Centre for Doctoral Training

Email Cristian Novotny

Ken Scott

Biomedical AI, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Centres for Doctoral Training

Email Ken Scott

Craig Skeldon

Quantum Software Lab, Quantum Computing

Email Craig Skeldon

James Stevenson

Major Account Programme Manager

Email James Stevenson

Mojtaba Tefagh

Blockchain, Distributed Finance, Cyber Security and Privacy

Email Mojtaba Tefagh