Find out how Napier can help fund your innovation - helping you to access a variety of funds and grants to enable academic support for Innovation within your organisation. 

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Types of Research & Innovation

By leveraging cutting-edge expertise and public sector funding, we can significantly develop your business.

Our projects have included:

  • Collaborative research and development
  • Consultancy services
  • Commissioned / contract research
  • Industry-funded PhD research
  • Licensing technologies, tools or training materials
  • Access to specialist University facilities and testing services
  • Research and industry fellowships

NHS Assure

The NHS Assure Research Fund is managed by Edinburgh Napier. This fund aims to ensure that the most up to date and robust research is translated into practice to address known gaps in evidence relating to the built environment in healthcare. Key areas include: water and ventilation systems; infection prevention and control including human factors/ergonomics; patient and staff safety in the hospital environment; and lessons learned from COVID-19 impacting on the post-pandemic built environment.

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Types of Funding

There is a vast array of options available to help you fund research into new ideas and technology. We can assist you in navigating the range of Scottish, UK and EU-wide funding schemes that support innovation and collaboration between businesses and universities.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships give your business the opportunity to work with a recent graduate and our academic staff. Our knowledge, technology and skills can help your business increase productivity, enter new markets and develop new products and services.

Innovation Vouchers

Innovation vouchers from The Scottish Funding Council help businesses break new ground by working with an expert from Edinburgh Napier University. You can apply for an initial award of up to £5000 and a follow-on voucher worth up to £20,000.

Scottish Enterprise Funding

Scottish Enterprise supports businesses to develop new products, processes and services through its Research and Development Grant and SMART grant to help with technical feasibility studies. Together with this support, our academics and researchers can help translate new science into transformative innovation.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK specialise in driving technology-enabled innovation through a range of programmes. They fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

European Funding

Collaborative projects between academia and industry can apply for funding through the European Commission. Research, innovation, education and training are all eligible and our specialist advisors can help you with the application process.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

KTP projects apply the world-leading knowledge and expertise of academics to business-critical projects. By forming a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, you will be enabled to access our wide breadth of skills, expertise and talent to help your company develop and grow. 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships