Terms and Conditions

The Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) website is aimed at research-based companies, research-active universities, technology-based companies, SMEs (especially Scottish), government/not-for-profit agencies and investment companies that are looking to collaborate or invest in research and commercialisation activities within the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Research and Innovation Limited (otherwise known as "ERI") is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the University of Edinburgh, responsible for pre-award research support services, management of technology transfer activities, consultancy services, company formation, incubation facilities and management of the University science park.

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Terms of use

Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) has attempted to provide accurate and current information on this website. However, ERI makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained or published on this website for any purpose.

This website also contains third party information. Such information is, wherever reasonably possible, marked with the name of the source. Such third party information does not represent the views or opinions of ERI, and ERI takes no responsibility whatsoever for such information.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, personal bar or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright of ERI, the University of Edinburgh or any third party. The use or misuse of any such trademarks, patents or copyrights, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.

ERI reserves the right to alter the content of its website in any way, at any time and for any reason, without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes or for inaccuracies, typographical errors or omissions in the contents hereof.


All aspects of the ERI website design, text, graphics and all software compilations, underlying source code, software (including applets) and all other material on this website are the copyright of Edinburgh Research and Innovation Ltd or the University of Edinburgh.

ERI grants permission for the browsing of material it has published on its website pages. It also grants permission to electronically copy and to print one copy only of any page for personal reference only.

The distribution or copying of the content of this website for any commercial purposes is specifically prohibited other than with the express written consent of ERI.


To the fullest extent permitted at law, ERI is providing this website and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no (and expressly disclaims all) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this website or the information, content, products or services included in this site including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

In addition, ERI does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current.

In no circumstances, to the fullest extent permitted at law, shall ERI, nor any of its officers or employees, be liable for any loss, additional costs or damage howsoever arising suffered as a result of any use of this website or the information, content, or products.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse this website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this website.

You must not attack this website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

ERI will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this website.

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

The information contained herein does not form an invitation or inducement to engage in an investment activity under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Links to external internet sites

This website contains links to third party websites. ERI is providing these links only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such links does not imply endorsement by ERI of such third party websites.

ERI does not have any knowledge of or control over the information contained in such third party websites, and therefore, does not take any responsibility whatsoever for any information or content contained in such third-party websites, links contained on such third-party websites or changes to such third-party websites.

Please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The Scottish courts will have jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to this website. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland.


Should any viewer of this website provide feedback, information or data, whether in the form of questions, comments, suggestions or otherwise, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.

ERI shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information, and shall be free to use any information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever and to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such information to third parties without limitation.

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