Entrepreneurs in Residence

Entrepreneurs in Residence

The Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) scheme aims to increase the knowledge and awareness in UK universities of cutting-edge industrial science, research and innovation. 

The scheme provides opportunities for enthusiastic, highly experienced industrial scientists and entrepreneurs to spend one day a week at a university to:

  • expose university staff and students to state-of-the-art industrial research and development, and the scientific challenges faced by industry
  • provide support and expert advice aimed at promoting innovation and the translation of research by universities
  • grow confidence in and understanding of business, commercialisation and entrepreneurship among staff and students
  • provide career recognition to the award holders, and support their professional development

The scheme provides a contribution to the basic salary for the EiR and towards travel and project costs. 

The University is delighted to currently host two Entrepreneurs in Residence through the Royal Society scheme and are keen to host additional applicants.

Professor Peter Edwards, Vice-Principal Regional Engagement and Regional Recovery at the University of Aberdeen, said:

“The University is committed to making an effective contribution to our region’s economy, and it is through initiatives such as the EiR – encouraging commercialisation and entrepreneurship among our students and staff – that we aim to create new business opportunities and equip the students of today with the skills to become the entrepreneurs of the future.”

If you would like to work more closely with the University to share your skills and experience as a future EiR please get in touch: jenna.mcarthur@abdn.ac.uk.