The University of Aberdeen has an outstanding history of pioneering discoveries which have changed thinking and practice in medicine, science, arts and humanities over five centuries. We are committed to engaging with business and have a strong track record of working effectively with industry to translate excellence in research into commercial applications.

Development and training

Development and Training

A wide variety of training and courses directed towards meeting the needs of business.

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Executive Education
  • Master's programmes
  • Postgraduate studentships
Facilities and expertise

Facilities and Expertise

Our world-leading expertise and facilities are accessible to business through a number of routes.

  • Expertise and consultancy
  • Facilities and services
  • Conferences and venues
Working with students

Working with Students

Engage with the Careers Service for student and graduate recruitment, supporting student skills development and employability, and raising your profile.

  • Student placements and projects
  • Employer engagement
  • Career mentoring
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Collaborative Research

Collaborative research with industry, businesses and government develops innovative solutions for real-world problems.

  • Research excellence
  • Funding for collaboration
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Industry engagement


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Assistance for Business Innovation

We take part in a range of knowledge exchange activities to allow our research to impact your business.

  • Horizon 2020 for SMEs
  • Easy Access IP
  • Consultancy
  • Innovation Vouchers
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Invest in Technology

Partner with us through our licensing opportunities or invest in our spin out companies.

  • Invest in technology
  • Licensing opportunities
  • Spin out companies
  • Entrepreneurship

The Research and Innovation team is the first point of contact for business, offering a range of consultancy, professional development, knowledge exchange and commercialisation opportunities arising from research activities.

Contact Research & Innovation for more information.

For general enquiries email Research & Innovation or phone +44 (0)1224 272123.