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​​Introducing Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE)


Edinburgh Napier's Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) supports research activity across the University. Led by Professor Nick Antonopoulos (pictured right), we have a dedicated team assisting academics and research students across the University.

RIE Leadership 

Our Academic Research Leadership Team

RIE work with Professorial Leads across the Schools in key Research, Innovation and Enterprise areas to provide academic leadership and assist in close collaboration between RIE and the academic community. We also work closely with the School Directors of Research to ensure we are providing the appropriate support required for the Schools and to ensure consistency in implementation of research initiatives and processes.


Our Research, Innovation and Enterprise Teams

We have a number of teams within our Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) who are responsible to support various stages of your research and innovation journey. Please visit the links below for contact information and to find more about each team's services and support they can offer you.

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General Enquiries

question mark.pngFor all general enquiries or if you are uncertain who is best to contact, please get in touch with our general support staff who will be very glad to help:

Our RIE mailbox: RIE@napier.ac.uk​

RIE AdministratorAngela McNaughton - a.mcnaughton@napier.ac.uk

RIE AssistantSandra Reid - s.reid@napier.ac.uk

Business Engagement and Communications (Research, Innovation & Enterprise)

We have a number of research and innovation focused communications channels where we share news about research updates, funding opportunities, recent successes, forthcoming events and more. If you have a story to tell, please get in touch with us! 

Business Engagement and Communications Manager: Aoife O'Sullivan – a.osullivan@napier.ac.uk



​Bright Red Triangle

Bright Red Triangle is Edinburgh Napier University's enterprise hub, supporting a community of staff, students and alumni to develop enterprise skills, increase entrepreneurial activity and capture opportunities.

If you have an enterprising idea for a new business that is not related to your employment at the University, was not derived from University research but which you wish to develop, you should contact the entrepreneurial support team, Bright Red Triangle.

Our address

Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE)
Edinburgh Napier University
Room H18, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT

Email: RIE@napier.ac.uk