8.8 Commercialisation and Knowledge Transfer

This category provides information about the institution's mechanisms for supporting the commercialisation of outputs from its research activities.

Support arrangements

A description of how the institution supports commercialisation of the knowledge generated by its research activities.

The Research Development Managers in the Directorate of Research and Innovation Services for staff, and the Student Enterprise Manager for students, are the University's business advice team and the first port-of-call for businesses interested in the University's expertise. They advise on knowledge transfer activities, including contract research, consultancy, KT Partnerships, CPD and student enterprise/business startup:

Research, Innovation and Business Engagement

Work with us in Business and Industry

Contact information

How to get information about the institution's commercialisation activities.

Services for business

Commercialisation funding

Statistical information on the major sources of the institution's funding for commercialisation and knowledge transfer.

Amount of SFC Knowledge Transfer Grant and any other formulaic/non-formulaic SFC grants for commercialisation and knowledge transfer as contained in SFC Publications (*):

Scottish Funding Council

Details of the University's commercialisation and knowledge transfer income is included in the University's Financial Statements:

Financial Statements

Commercialisation resources

A description of institutional facilities and resources for supporting commercialisation activity.


University of Stirling Innovation Park:

University of Stirling Innovation Park

Commercialisation outcomes

Statistical information about the institution's commercialisation of its research activities

Statistical information about patent applications and awards, licences granted, spinout and start-up company formation. Other knowledge transfer projects. This is contained within Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Surveys which can be seen at (*):

Higher education-business and community interaction survey (HE-BCI)

Consultancy services

How to get information about the institution's consultancy services.

Information on the University’s expertise available for consultancy:

Work with our Consultancy services

* If you have any trouble accessing this external information please contact us (foiunit@stir.ac.uk) and we will provide you with this information.

September 2022