About Us

James Hutton Limited was founded in 2015 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute. The business is responsible for commercialising the intellectual property and expertise that emerges from the work of the Institute.

Drawing on the scientific expertise, intellectual property, facilities & resources of the James Hutton Institute, James Hutton Limited provides research and consultancy services for several different sectors including agrifood, oil and gas, environmental, water and related sectors.

James Hutton Limited offers analytical and research services from one of the largest specialist laboratories in the UK, led by world leading scientists.

An extensive portfolio of more than 40 plant varieties is available through James Hutton Limited, many of which are protected by Plant Variety Rights and available for licensing worldwide.  

The profits generated by James Hutton Limited are gift aided back to the Institute and reinvested in research.

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