An intellectual property (IP) and business development consultancy based in London has expanded its operations with the opening of an office in Edinburgh.
IP Pragmatics said Scotland had the largest concentration of universities in Europe, with at least four in the world’s top 200. It pointed to research which suggested that 54 per cent of Edinburgh’s population was educated to degree level, ranking it number one in Britain. The firm also highlighted investment activity in several technology areas including life sciences, biotech, aerospace and renewables.
Chief executive Rupert Osborn said: “The increasing innovation and investment in the country coupled with our existing network of Scottish clients and contacts, provides an exciting growth opportunity for IP Pragmatics.”
The new office is located in Rutland Square in the city centre.
Amy Lam, the newly appointed head of the office, joined IP Pragmatics from Edinburgh BioQuarter.
“Scotland has a long-held reputation for invention and innovation. Quality research from its many universities continues to drive the development of exciting technologies and the creation of new businesses underpinned by intellectual assets and intellectual property,” she said.
Julia Brown, sector portfolio director for life and chemical sciences at Scottish Enterprise, said: “We are delighted to welcome IP Pragmatics to the rapidly growing life sciences cluster in Scotland. This is a further demonstration of Scotland’s international competitiveness, especially in the agri-tech and animal health sector.”