Background to the Group

Sunergos Innovations aims to become the key commercialisation partner for universities in the north of the UK, providing the expertise, support and contacts to help university Tech Transfer Offices accelerate and strengthen the commercial impact they are able to generate from their science and technology research.

On 1 October 2015, Sunergos Innovations (formerly the Edinburgh BioQuarter Commercialisation Team) spun out of the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh BioQuarter is a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian and Scottish Enterprise. The wide range of capabilities concentrated on site make BioQuarter a leading destination for translational medical research. Co-location of academic and clinical research facilities enable industry to engage with world-leading researchers to develop new drugs, diagnostic tools and medical devices.

In 2010, a team of industrialists and entrepreneurs – the BioQuarter Commercialisation team – were hired to work alongside researchers in the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and NHS Lothian to increase commercialisation activity.