The University of Edinburgh tech transfer office is Edinburgh Innovations and this office has helped launch 189 companies in the last five years .
This is possible because Edinburgh Innovations collaborates with partners to help provide resources and increase value to the resulting spin-offs. The office looks to build on ideas and deliver results both for industry and the University itself. 
Edinburgh Innovations has just signed a deal with Mercia, an entity which specialises in financing and scaling up technology companies in the early stages of their creation. The hope is that, with this partnership, a significant number of Scottish investment opportunities can be successful.  The partnership is based on the attractive entrepreneurial ecosystem that the University is able to offer in Scotland and the track record that Mercia has with supporting spin-offs .
Therefore, the team will be working together with other partners and the R&D department at the University to promote support innovation and discover. By supporting spin-offs from this department, the team hopes to stimulate economic growth in the region and continue to expand the reach of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 
Both entities seem to be pleased with the deal and think that it will be a productive relationship .