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St Andrews Innovation

Our dynamic partnerships transform academic excellence into sustainable, social and commercial breakthrough.

Together we can realise the most promising ideas of our time.

Never has there been a greater need for invention and collective spirit. It is our responsibility to imagine and to support the best ideas from the brightest minds.

We connect industry with our student and staff community to harness a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Where we can all draw on state-of-the-art resources, world class research, a door opening reputation and influential networks to make things happen. To develop ideas, enhance research and realise potential. For everyone’s benefit.

It’s a virtuous circle of innovation, investment and impact. Illuminating bright minds and a continuous stream of bold ideas to meet your commercial needs.

What we offer

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Supporting research collaborations, commercial licensing and University spin outs, our success is measured by the real-world innovation and impact our dynamic partnerships create.


NuCana plc

Delivering hope for cancer patients who meet resistance to current drugs and suffer from toxicity.


ThermaChem Ltd

Helping power plants switch to biofuels and meet future challenges to positively impact the bioenergy industry across the UK, Europe, and internationally.

Recent news

Innovation in Healthcare: A Collaborative Future

University of St Andrews and NHS Fife Collaboration “Imagining the Future of Healthcare” was an interactive workshop attended by 57 attendees, designed to bring together NHS Fife staff, University researchers at all levels, and industry or community representatives. The goal was to identify joint projects focused on health innovation, including the development of new or… Innovation in Healthcare: A Collaborative Future
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Entrepreneurship Centre’s Awards Evening – April 24

The Entrepreneurship Centre’s bi-annual awards evening took place last week and included an evening of celebrations for graduates of their FastStart entrepreneurship programmes and winners of their competitions: The Start Up Challenge and What’s the big idea? The evening featured keynote speaker, Sarah Stein Greenberg, Global Fellow 2024 (Education). Sarah is the Executive Director of… Entrepreneurship Centre’s Awards Evening – April 24
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Bridging the Gap – the 2nd Event of the EdenTay Founders Community – Jan. 2024

The Eden Tay Founders Community was launched last October with the aim to support likeminded entrepreneurs from the Tay Cities Universities. The launch of this vibrant network took place at Dundee’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and on the 24th of January and, with the continued support of TechScaler, we held the second edition at the University… Bridging the Gap – the 2nd Event of the EdenTay Founders Community – Jan. 2024

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