Case Studies

Across four centuries, Edinburgh has been the birthplace of many innovations, including anaesthesia, a genetically engineered vaccine for Hepatitis B, the first cloned animal and the bionic finger. This inspiring tradition continues to thrive and the city region boasts many centres of excellence which attract the keenest and most creative minds.

Dolly the sheep, the first cloned animal to be created from an adult cell, is now be on display at the National Museum of Scotland.


Our featured case studies provide a brief introduction to who or what may be the next big thing. We hope you find these both interesting and encouraging. New case studies will be added regularly so please bookmark this page and visit again.

Nowhere in the world can pretend to be Edinburgh’s equal for medicine.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Case studies

Business Development Trainee

Jessy Ong has an MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis and is working with Rhizocore Technologies, an applied mycology start-up.

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KTP Associate

Adrian Butterworth is a KTP Associate with livestock diagnostics company, Biotangents. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships connect innovative businesses with talented expertise to help business growth.

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Research Scientist

As part of a Masters with the University of Strathclyde, Rebecca Douglas is completing a 10-week industrial placement with Biotangents with offer of full-time employment.

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Research Scientist Placement

Struan Donachie, fourth year Undergraduate Student at University of Aberdeen is studying an Undergraduate Masters in genetics.

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Agri-EPI Centre

Agri-EPI is a precision engineering innovation hub for the agricultural industry, one of four UK Government centres of agricultural excellence working to support a successful and sustainable agrifood sector.

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Greengage Lighting Ltd

Greengage Lighting is an agri-tech company providing a simple and highly effective solution to livestock farmers with LED powered “clip on” lighting and sensors.

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