Work With Us

Scientists in the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership specialise in understanding interactions between components in soft materials and complex fluids and how they influence product performance and manufacturing challenges. We bring business and academics together at the forefront of complex fluid science.

Our partners are companies (from start-ups through to multinationals), research institutions and scale-up centres.  We work on research to solve industrial challenges and embed innovation.  Funding can come in any form, e.g. contract research (privately-funded), collaborative research (a few partners, often partly public-funded) and academic research (publically-funded).

ECFP works in any field associated with our academic research or achievable with our world-class facilities.

We Can

  • Offer a deeper understanding of product behaviour.

  • Develop innovative products based on novel soft matter technologies.

  • Support development work with a view to commercializing new technologies.

What We Offer

ECFP has a team of experienced researchers with postdoctoral training available to tell you more about our capabilities, to discuss your needs and connect you with the appropriate expertise from world-leading academic researchers. Together, we put together a bespoke proposal to solve your challenges.

We work with companies of all size from start-ups to multinationals through industrially led research, privately funded consultancy, studentships and other routes.

Edinburgh Innovations (EI) provide business support to ECFP and deal with costings, invoicing, legal agreements etc.