Sunamp Collaboration Featured in Economic Impact Report

University of Edinburgh economic impact report highlights successful research partnership

A new report from London Economics estimates that the University of Edinburgh generates £7.5 billion annually for the UK economy, with research and knowledge exchange activities accounting for £3.2 billion (42%) of our total impact.

Collaboration between the School of Chemistry and Sunamp Ltd has been featured in the report as an example of how such research and knowledge exchange activities provide socio-economic, commercial and environmental benefits.

The successful partnership has led to the development and commercialisation of heat-storage technology using novel formulations of phase-change materials to provide an energy-efficient, sustainable, low-cost alternative to the traditional gas boiler and water tank.

The story was also featured on STV news earlier this week, highlighting how such collaborations provide both opportunities for students to learn and for industry partners to access to cutting-edge techniques.

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