Companies with innovation & technology challenges approach OGIC seeking help to either develop completely new technologies, improve existing equipment/services or to import and adapt proven innovations from other industries.


Our role is to help the company find the right academic partner, with appropriate research capability, facilities or specialised equipment, and to fund 50% of the academic project. OGIC work with 14 Scottish universities, to find out more about our university partners click here.


To qualify for funding, OGIC projects must be innovative, must involve university input and, ultimately, must be of benefit to the oil & gas industry.


If a project meets these criteria, OGIC will directly fund 50% of university project costs. Funding can cover
academic research; the use of test and lab facilities and a range of university staff inputs.


Funding is placed directly with the University partner and not with the company.


For further information on OGIC funding please contact: