Directorate of Research, Innovation and Enterprise

The Directorate for Research Innovation and Enterprise provides support to facilitate world leading research, cutting edge innovation and promote engagement with research end-users and beneficiaries.

It facilitates collaborations between industry, business, the public sectors, NGOs and academia. It supports commercialisation of research through licencing and the creation of spinout companies and provides training for staff and students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and ideas. It also provides lab and office space and access to academic and technical expertise to spin-outs and start-ups in the biotech and digital sectors. It comprises three teams:

  • Research support and governance

  • Innovation

  • Enterprise